Anthony Rizo, DJ Lamahieu and Tim Locastro all hit 2-run homers for the Yankees on Sunday afternoon as the Yankees blasted the Guardians, 10-2 on Sunday afternoon.
Andres Gimenez hit a 2-out, 2-run triple in the top of the ninth inning to score Cleveland’s only runs of the afternoon.
Cleveland came to New York with some momentum after sweeping the Chicago White Sox last week. But a 4-1 defeat on Friday night followed by a stunning 5-4 defeat on Saturday which was punctuated by unruly fans spoiled the start of the road trip.
The Guardians scattered four hits and also lost Steven Kwan to what hopefully isn’t a serious injury.
Aaron Civale had a tough day, which was arguably the first truly mediocre outing by a starter this season. He allowed six earned runs on seven hits in three innings with one walk and three strikeouts. He is now 0-1 this season with a 9.58 ERA.
To be fair, Statcast says the home run Rizzo hit in the first inning would have been just one home run in three of MLB’s 30 baseball diamonds. But that’s part of the deal when playing short porch in right field at Yankee Stadium.
Meanwhile, Gerrit Cole looked like himself again. After a brutal start to the season for the highest-paid pitcher of all time, Cole knocked out nine Goaltenders in 6.2 scoreless innings.
Terry Francona put in fact Shane Biber and Triston McKenzie on a plane earlier in the day, so they flew to Anaheim before the rest of the team for the next 4-game game with the Angels. New York-Los Angeles is about as long as you can get in the continental United States, so the hope is to give Bieber and McKenzie (the Monday and Tuesday starters) a chance to acclimate more easily to the change. of hour.
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