No Judge, no problem! The Yankees swept the Reds as Harrison Bader and Gleyber Torres filled the star slugger’s shoes with home runs in a 4-1 win – while David Bell and Aaron Boone were BOTH ejected
Harrison Bader and Gleyber Torres homered to make another comeback, leading the New York Yankees over the Cincinnati Reds 4-1 Sunday for a three-game sweep and their first four-game winning streak this season.
Luis Severino returned from a strained lat muscle that sidelined him since spring training and allowed one run and four hits in 4 2/3 innings with five strikeouts and one walk. He threw 54 of 75 pitches for strikes and averaged 96.7 mph with 44 fastballs.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone was ejected in the first inning and Reds manager David Bell in the eighth.
New York (29-20), who gave slugger Aaron Judge the day off, completed a 6-1 ride. The Yankees have won six of seven and 14 of 19, improving to a season-high nine games over .500.
Cincinnati has lost six of seven, dropping to last place in the NL Central.
Gleyber Torres helped the Yankees to a 4-1 win over the Reds with a home run on Sunday
In a game that started at 11:37 a.m., Severino led off with a four-pitch walk to Jonathan India and Spencer Speer hit a two-out fly down the right-field line that Jake Bauers nearly caught but allowed to bounce off his glove.
The ball was ruled a foul by first base umpire Nestor Ceja but the call was overturned on a video review and allowed India to score. Boone, upset that India slowed down between third and home, came out to argue and was ejected by plate umpire Emil Jimenez. Boone was ejected for the third time this season and 29th of his managerial career.
Bell was thrown out by Jimenez in the eighth for arguing the umpire’s failure to call Wandy Peralta’s fast pitch to Luke Maile. Bell’s ejection was his second of the series, third this season and 23rd of his career.
Albert Abreu (2-1) followed Severino and got four straight outs. Jimmy Cordero pitched a perfect seventh and Peralta was 1-2-3 eighth.
Cincinnati loaded the bases in the ninth against Clay Holmes on two hits and a walk before Will Benson hit a game-ending comebacker. Holmes earned his fifth save in seven chances.
Hunter Greene (0-4) remained hitless in 10 starts this season and allowed eight home runs. He gave up four runs, four hits and three walks in a season-high seven innings and matched his season high with 10 strikeouts.
Bader put the Yankees ahead with a two-run homer in the fifth, driving a changeup over the left-field wall for his fourth homer, Torres added an opposite-field drive to right on a fastball in the sixth. Anthony Volpe added an RBI single in the seventh.