No-no and NY wins on a better Néstor Cortés frontier
NEW YORK – Nestor Cortes carved a single in the eighth inning without giving up to White, and Anthony Risso doubled the lead in the bottom half as he beat the New York Yankees 1-0 on Monday. Texas Rangers.
New York won the sixth series in a row.
Cortes, a 27-year-old left-hander, made his 22nd MLB start and finished sixth this season, taking 7 1/3 innings, the longest game of his career. He gave up four runs and scored 11 runs, missing a small game at the height of his career.
White, who batted ninth for the Rangers, scored 2–2 at short center field on the last pitch from Cortez. Clay Holmes (4-0) came in relaxed and forced Marcus Semian to double play.
Aaron Judge Brett Martin (0-3) singled in the eighth over and Risso, with two wins in his last 31 at-bats, hit a curved ball to the left-center on the opposite side to bring him to the plate.
Aroldis Chapman gave up a two-out single to Jonah Heim in the ninth game, then flew to Nick Solak and completed a two-hit record for his seventh serve.
In the Rangers squad, Cuba’s Adolis Garcia 4-0 and Andy Ibanes 3-0.
Venezuela Clipper Torres 3-0 for the Yankees.