NEW YORK – Kleiber Torres scored a home run in the ninth inning and the New York Yankees beat the Texas Rangers 2-1 on Sunday.
Torres gave the Yankees their third win of the season, when they knocked down John King (1-1) on a pitch 3-1 in the deep right field. His fourth home run led New York to their 12th win in 13 games this year.
Torres also had a game-ending single against Cleveland on April 23 and now has seven game-winning wins, including two home runs.
Giancarlo Stondon hit a sacrificial fly in the sixth inning, missing out on his no-hit attempt by Rangers starter Dane Dunning giving Aaron Judge an infield single to lead the inning.
Yankees opener Gerrit Cole gave up a run for five wins in 6 1/3 innings. He made 10 runs, walked once and threw a season-high 114 pitches that hit the radar at 100.6 mph.
For the Yankees, Venezuela Torres 4-2 with a run and RBI, and Marvin Gonzalez 3-0.
For the Rangers, Cuba’s Adolis Garcia 4-1, and Andy Ibanes 2-0.
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