Gleyer Torres' solo homer was the decisive run as the Yankees took the first game of a three-game series with the Angels, 2-1, on Friday night. >> Box score
The game was pitted at 1-1 as starters Luis Severino and Andrew Heaney kept both lineups at bay throughout the night.
However, Torres, who hit an RBI single in bottom of the second, took Jim Johnson deep to right center to break the tie. With the homer, Torres became the youngest player in MLB history to hit four home runs in four straight games.
Severino had another great outing as his only blemish was Mike Trout's solo homer to right field. He only allowed three more hits while striking out five and walking four over six innings.
The Yankees' bullpen was even better as it tossed three shutout innings. Aroldis Chapman collected the four-out save for his 10th on the season.
With the win, the Yankees are now 14-2 in their last 16 games at home.
What Torres is doing is something that comes out of a fantasy world.
Becoming a major league baseball player is difficult. Reaching the majors at 21 years old is even harder. Launching nine home runs in one's first 28 games in the big leagues is truly outlandish. Torres has done it all and capped it off tonight by hitting a home run in his four straight game, becoming the youngest player in American League history to accomplish the feat.
Torres' two RBIs ran his total to 24, which is ranked fifth on the team despite not being on the roster for the club's first 19 games. Torres has been in the middle of a good deal of Yankees victories over the last few weeks and tonight he did all the offensive lifting New York needed.
Fantasy world indeed!
The Yankees continue their series against the Angels on Saturday at 7:15 p.m. Jamie Barria will face off against Sonny Gray.