Gleyber Torres powered the Yankees to a 6-4 win, completing a Saturday doubleheader sweep for the Yankees over the Red Sox. >> Box Score
Five takeaways from Saturday's Game Two
1) As injuries have continued to mount for the Yankees, Gleyber Torres has continued to lead the way on the field. On a team with names like Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge, Torres has become perhaps the biggest star on the team. The 22-year-old lifted a pair of home runs for the Yankees on Saturday, the second of which tied the game at 4-4 in the bottom of the 5th. He then hit another ball off the top of the wall in right field, coming within inches of his third home run. Torres has now homered three times in this series with the Red Sox.
2) Chad Green remains a very solid starting option for the Yankees. He was once again called upon as an opener, and he pitched a scoreless first inning, striking out two hitters. The Yankees are now 9-0 in games that they've started Green as the opener.
3) Cameron Maybin gave the Yankees a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the third inning. Trailing by a run with two runners on, Maybin pulled a double down the third-base line to give the Yankees the lead. The Sox would retake the lead on a two-run single from Mookie Betts in the top of the fourth.
4) Mike Tauchman delivered in a huge spot for the Yankees. With the game tied 4-4 in the seventh inning, the Yankees loaded the bases off the Boston bullpen. With one out, Tauchman punched a two-run single into left field, putting the Yankees up 6-4.
5) Zack Britton got into a little bit of a jam in the eighth inning, but he struck out Rafael Devers to end the threat. Aroldis Chapman then closed things out for his 29th save of the season.
Two tonight. Three this weekend. 23 in 2019 👀🍼 pic.twitter.com/B6XVG4sIju- New York Yankees (@Yankees) August 4, 2019
Mi🔑 Tauchman. pic.twitter.com/hL4UCIH0xc- New York Yankees (@Yankees) August 4, 2019
The Yankees and Red Sox will close out their four-game set on Sunday night at 7:05 p.m. It will be a battle of lefties, as J.A. Happ faces off with David Price.