Cole Sharp in Return From COVID-19, Yanks Top Angels 2-1 | Sports News

By JAKE SEINER, AP Baseball Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Gerrit Cole pitched two-hit ball into the sixth inning and struck out 9 in his return from the COVID-19 injured listing, Joey Gallo hit a two-run homer and the New York Yankees beat the Los Angeles Angels 2-1 Monday night time.

New York has received 10 of 13 and pulled inside two video games of Boston for an AL wild-card spot. The Yankees open a three-game sequence in opposition to the Red Sox with a day-night doubleheader Tuesday.

Cole (11-6) went 5 2/3 innings, the one harm in opposition to him approaching Justin Upton’s homer in the primary. The Yankees’ ace walked only one batter and threw 90 pitches, reaching 100 mph in his first look since permitting eight runs to Tampa Bay on July 29.

The right-hander examined constructive for COVID-19 on Aug. 3 and had gentle signs. He confirmed in poor health results Monday.

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Gallo hit his twenty ninth homer in the primary inning in opposition to José Suarez (5-6), a drive into the second deck in proper subject. Gallo has 4 homers with New York since being acquired July 29 from Texas.

Zack Britton, Albert Abreu and Joely Rodriguez bought the ball to Chad Green, who closed out the ninth for his fourth save. The bullpen had blown at the very least one lead in three of New York’s previous six video games.

Shohei Ohtani was 0 for 4 after homering 3 times in three video games at Yankee Stadium in the course of the Angels’ earlier go to.

The Angels have been pressured into an uncommon journey schedule for this make-up sport from a July 1 rainout. Los Angeles beat Houston at dwelling Sunday afternoon, landed in New York early Monday morning and deliberate to go away straight for Detroit on Monday night time to start out a three-game set Tuesday.

The July 1 rainout got here a day after the low level of New York’s season, when All-Star nearer Aroldis Chapman gave up a tying grand slam to Los Angeles’ Jared Walsh in the ninth inning of a surprising 11-8 Angels win.

The Yankees are 25-13 since.

Suarez was efficient till he walked DJ LeMahieu, Aaron Judge and Gallo in succession to start out the sixth inning. Right-hander Steve Cishek changed Suarez, struck out Giancarlo Stanton and induced an inning-ending double play from Luke Voit.

The Yankees have grounded into 15 double performs with the bases loaded this 12 months. No different group entered Monday with greater than 9, based on Baseball-Reference.com.

Suarez was charged with two runs, 4 hits and three walks in five-plus innings. He struck out six and threw 82 pitches.

Upton’s homer was his sixteenth of the season however simply his second since June 9, a span of 30 video games for the slugger.

Yankees supervisor Aaron Boone isn’t sure Clint Frazier will have the ability to play baseball once more after the outfielder was pulled from a minor league rehab task amid persevering with points with dizziness.

Frazier was positioned on the injured listing July 1 with what was initially referred to as vertigo and later outlined as a doable imaginative and prescient concern. He missed practically all the 2018 season with lingering concussion signs, but it surely’s not clear if his present issues are associated. He performed three minor league rehab video games earlier than New York ended the stint Monday and transferred him to the 60-day injured listing.

Angels: OF Mike Trout (calf) is touring with the group however didn’t do any on-field work Monday. The Angels hope he can return this season.

Yankees: RHP Brooks Kriske was despatched right down to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. … RHP Luis Severino (proper shoulder tightness) had an MRI as deliberate. Boone stated the group hoped to evaluation the outcomes earlier than the tip of the night time. … C Gary Sánchez (COVID-19 IL) hit on the sphere and may very well be activated Tuesday.

Angels: RHP Dylan Bundy (2-9, 6.17 ERA) begins the opener of a three-game sequence at Detroit on Tuesday night time in opposition to RHP Casey Mize (6-6, 3.66).

Yankees: Host the rival Red Sox for a day-night doubleheader. LHP Luis Gil (1-0, 0.00) will make his third massive league begin in one of many video games and LHP Jordan Montgomery (4-5, 3.69) will come off the COVID-19 IL to pitch the opposite, though the order was nonetheless unsure. Boston will use RHPs Nathan Eovaldi (10-7, 3.91) and Tanner Houck (0-3, 2.93), however that order additionally was TBD.

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