Another opening of eight anesthesia of the Indian Bieber
The Yankees less pressured or the Tampa Bay Stripes more anxious?
Jordan Montgomery pitched lucidly in six innings, Aaron Judge and Gary Sánchez, generally in trouble against this opponent, hit home runs and the Yankees beat the Rays 3-1 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg.
The Yankees beat Tampa Bay for only the second time in seven games this season. The Rayas, the reigning monarchs of the American League, had won 18 of the previous 23 meetings, including last year’s division series.
New York slugger Luke Voit went 3-0 in his first game of the season. Voit, who led the previous season in homers with 22, came off the disabled list after undergoing knee surgery on March 29. Yesterday he was hit on the right wrist by a pitching in the fourth inning and in the seventh, he went deep to right field.
Montgomery (2-1) allowed one run and two hits, walked one and tied for the best of his life with nine strikeouts. Nicaraguan Jonathan Loaisiga solved two innings and Cuban Aroldis Chapman got three outs for his eighth save.
LOGAN WEBB tied his career-best record by prescribing 10 anesthesia in six innings, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Texas Rangers 4-2, who remain without winning interleague games this season.
Swept away in the two-game series, the Rangers fell 0-5 to National League teams so far this year. Texas has lost nine interleague games in a row overall, a team record. The next interleague is scheduled for June 1 at the Rockies’ home.
Mike Yastrzemski and Brandon Belt drove in runs for San Francisco, which started the day tied with St. Louis for the best-performing teams in the National League.
SHANE BIEBER came out of some trouble in the early innings, before extending his own strikeout record, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago Cubs 3-2. Venezuelan César Hernández hit a two-run homer to back Bieber (4-2), who struck out eight and has hit at least that number in 20 consecutive starts. It is a major league mark that the starter continues to extend. The streak was in check, but the right-hander had his eighth strikeout in the seventh inning. The last Cy Young trophy winner in the AL was not as sharp as usual. He required 121 pitches, a career-high 6 and two-thirds.
CHRIS BASSITT pitched seven solid innings, Elvis Andrus drove in the winning run with a single and the Oakland Athletics beat the Red Sox 3-2 in Boston. Bassitt (3-2) allowed three hits and drove 10. In the seventh Andrus singled to right and pushed Matt Chapman. Rafael Devers hit his ninth home run of the year for the Red-legged.
VLADIMIR GUERRERO hit a pair of home runs and the Toronto Blue Jays took advantage of the Braves’ indecisions by fielding in the eighth to defeat them 5-3, in Atlanta. Ronald Acuña Jr. took the fence for the Braves, his 11th homer of the year, leading in that department. Marcell Ozuna also dumped her for Atlanta.
Also, Philadelphia beat Washington, 6-2.— AP