Votto delivers, and the Reds beat the Yankees 7-6 to win the series

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Yankees drop series finale to Reds after 10th inning rally falls short

Joey Votto hit a tie breaking double in a 3-run tenth inning for his 2nd hit of the night, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the New York Yankees 7-6 on Thursday to win the game. They blew a huge lead for the second night in a row, however this time they recovered and held on.

In the 8th inning, Aaron Judge hit his league-leading 31st home run to spark a Yankees rally, one inning after creating a diving play in center field.

Gleyber Torres tied the score at 4 with a homer off Jeff Hoffman, denying Luis Castillo the victory. In a good duel with fellow All-Star Nestor Cortes, the right-hander pitched seven sturdy innings of two-hit ball.

Tyler Stephenson drove in runs after Votto’s double off Lucas Luetge (2-3), and Donovan Solano brought a run-scoring single with 2 outs to make it 7-4.

Matt Carpenter hit a 2 run homer to begin the bottom of the tenth inning against reliever Reiver Sanmartin (3-4).

New York tried another come back with another rally, however Dauri Moreta notched two outs for his first essential league save, retiring DJ LeMahieu on a well-hit ball to middle discipline with outs to stop it.

Votto gave the Reds a 2-1 lead with the top of 8th inning with an RBI single off newly activated Jonathan Loáisiga. Kyle Farmer drove in runs to make it 4-1.

Castillo struck out 8 batters and walked 4 in an excellent 114-pitch day in what seems to be a showcase for contending clubs seeking to trade for him. Before the Aug. 2 deadline, Cincinnati is anticipated to be a seller, and Castillo is a top goal for teams seeking starting pitching.

With one out in the bottom of the sixth, Anthony Rizzo doubled for New York’s first hit off Castillo. On the play, Judge, who had walked, and made his way to third, scored on Giancarlo Stanton’s RBI ground out.

Cincinnati attempted to protect a one – zero lead with its infield in, however 2nd baseman Jonathan India could not cleanly grab Stanton’s bouncer.

Cortes additionally pitched seven innings, permitting 4 hits and one walk, and striking out 4. The only run he gave to Brandon Drury’s was a shallow sacrifice fly to right, which seemed to catch Carpenter off guard.

Carpenter made a catch with the bases loaded however did not immediately look home, permitting Nick Senzel to without difficulty to score

COMING UP

Yankees: LHP Jordan Montgomery (3-2, 3.19 ERA) takes on visiting Boston with inside the first sport of a 3-sport collection on Friday. Last weekend, the 2 groups cut up a 4-sport collection at Fenway Park. RHP Nathan Eovaldi (4-2, 3.16) is anticipated to make his comeback begin for the suffering Red Sox towards his former crew. Eovaldi has been out with decrease lower back infection for the reason that June 9.

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