Yankees starter Luis Severino allowed three runs on five hits in five innings in Saturday's 8-5 win over the Blue Jays.
Severino allowed a pair of home runs, but kept Toronto largely contained even when he didn't have his best stuff. He walked two batters and struck out five across 97 pitches.
"I didn't have my slider today," Severino said, according to MLB.com. "I didn't throw that many changeups today. I just feel like sometimes I don't want to throw it. Every time your team scores that many runs, that helped me a lot. I didn't have my best stuff today, but it was a great team win."
The Yankees scored four runs in the first inning to give Severino a dose of run support before he even threw a pitch.
The 24-year-old Severino has earned high praise from his manager after the game.
"He's been everything you want an ace to be," Boone said. One day before All-Star rosters are announced, Boone said he hopes Severino starts the Midsummer Classic
"I'd love to see him start, and go one inning," Boone said.
After Saturday's start, Severino has a 2.12 ERA this season for the Yankees.