Chapman gets save, Yankees allow 1 hit to top Rangers 3-1

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Aroldis Chapman entered in the ninth inning of a save situation for the first time since he was removed as the New York Yankees' closer last month.

The hard-throwing left-hander made it look as easy as 1-2-3.

Chapman struck out two in a perfect ninth to finish a one-hitter in the Yankees' 3-1 win over the Texas Rangers on Saturday.

Tyler Austin hit a go-ahead single in the ninth inning for the wild card-leading Yankees.

''I feel good about him out there,'' manager Joe Girardi said. ''This is a guy that's been too good for too long, for me, to lose it. It's good to get him back out there. He threw well.''

Before the game, Girardi said he would prefer to settle on a closer over the committee approach he has employed since demoting Chapman after he gave up two runs in a non-save situation in a 9-6 loss at Boston on Aug. 18.

Chapman had his fifth scoreless outing in six appearances since, capping it with a swinging strikeout of pinch-hitter Mike Napoli on a 102 mph fastball for his team-leading 17th save in 21 chances.

''Really nice,'' said starter Luis Severino, who struck out 10 in seven innings in his first no-decision since July 15 at Boston. ''I know he can throw a strike. I know he can get that role, that save.''

The only hit off Severino was Brett Nicholas' run-scoring double with two outs in the fifth. Will Middlebrooks, the lone runner past second against Severino, scored from first.

David Robertson (7-2) pitched a perfect eighth.

Chase Headley drove in two runs without a hit - a tying sacrifice fly in the eighth and a bases-loaded walk for a 3-1 lead in the ninth.

Texas starter Andrew Cashner had a shutout while pitching into the eighth inning for just the second time this season, but left after hitting Todd Frazier with the first pitch of the eighth.

Alex Claudio gave up a single to pinch-hitter Matt Holliday, putting Frazier at third with no outs and setting up Headley's sacrifice fly an out later.

''I felt like I could have kept going, but I thought Frazier was going to come out swinging,'' Cashner said. ''I wasn't trying to throw a strike and it just sailed on me.''

Claudio (4-2) allowed four singles among eight batters he faced. Frazier was hit by a pitch again in the ninth by Ricky Rodriguez, who allowed Austin's go-ahead hit and Headley's walk.

SOLID SEVE

Severino struck out 10 or more for the fifth time this season, the first since July 8 against Milwaukee. The 23-year-old right-hander is the first Yankees pitcher to allow one or no hits in at least seven innings since Michael Pineda against Baltimore on Sept. 22, 2014. ''He was really good today,'' Girardi said. ''It looked like he had great command of his fastball.''

ANOTHER GOMEZ INJURY

Texas center fielder Carlos Gomez left after rolling his right ankle on a swing in the second inning. He didn't even make it halfway to first on the groundout and needed help getting off the field. He was on crutches with a walking boot after the game. Gomez missed a month in May and June with a hamstring strain and was on the 10-day disabled list last month to have a cyst removed behind his right shoulder.

SHORT HOPS

It was the fewest hits for the Rangers since opening day last season, when they beat Seattle 3-2 despite getting just one hit. ... Aaron Judge walked in the second inning to tie the major league rookie record of 106 by Cleveland's Les Fleming in 1942. ... Cashner's no-decision was the sixth time this season a Texas starter went at least seven innings allowing one or no runs without getting a win. ... The Yankees won for the eighth time this year when trailing after seven innings.

UP NEXT

Yankees: Rookie LHP Jordan Montgomery (7-7, 4.14 ERA) will make his 26th start on an extra day of rest. He hasn't won since July 25 against Cincinnati, a span of six starts.

Rangers: RHP A.J. Griffin (6-5, 5.09) pitches on seven days' rest. He is 3-0 in five starts against the Yankees.

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  • W: D. Robertson (7-2)L: A. Claudio (4-2)S: A. Chapman (17)
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C. Headley DH30120101.279.360.430.7904.0
G. Sanchez C50100015.278.346.524.8690.5
D. Gregorius SS40000002.291.325.481.8050.0
S. Castro 2B40100010.309.346.476.8220.5
A. Judge RF31000111.274.409.568.9781.5
J. Ellsbury CF41100001.258.336.393.7302.0
T. Frazier 3B21000000.210.338.417.7553.0
G. Bird 1B20100010.155.265.278.5440.5
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  • a-singled for Bird in the 8th
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S. Choo RF40000012.262.363.414.777-0.5
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N. Mazara DH30000130.260.335.443.778-0.5
C. Gomez CF10000000.251.337.459.7950.0
D. Robinson LF20000021.212.342.409.751-1.0
a- M. Napoli PH10000010.193.287.432.719-0.5
J. Gallo 1B20000110.210.336.554.8900.5
W. Middlebrooks 3B31000011.300.300.7001.0000.5
R. Odor 2B20000111.214.257.413.6700.5
B. Nicholas C30110021.289.308.553.8602.0
  • a-struck out for Robinson in the 9th
BATTING
  • SF - C. Headley (7)
  • RBI - C. Headley 2 (58), T. Austin (8)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Headley (17)
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Nicholas (4)
  • RBI - B. Nicholas (9)
  • 2-Out RBI - B. Nicholas (6)
FIELDING
  • E - S. Castro (9)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - C. Gomez (5)
  • DP - J. Gallo, C. Gomez
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
L. Severino7.011131002.961.0524.0
D. Robertson (W, 7-2)1.00000102.200.9210.5
A. Chapman (S, 17)1.00000203.921.2811.0
PITCHERSIP
L. Severino7.0
D. Robertson (W, 7-2)1.0
A. Chapman (S, 17)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Cashner7.04111403.191.2620.0
A. Claudio (L, 4-2) (BS, 4)1.14220002.761.11-8.0
R. Rodriguez0.11001006.751.93-2.0
N. Gardewine0.10000002.251.750.0
PITCHERSIP
A. Cashner7.0
A. Claudio (L, 4-2) (BS, 4)1.1
R. Rodriguez0.1
N. Gardewine0.1
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - L. Severino 100-64, D. Robertson 8-8, A. Chapman 13-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Severino 6-6, D. Robertson 2-0, A. Chapman 1-0
  • Batters Faced - L. Severino 26, D. Robertson 3, A. Chapman 3
PITCHING
  • HBP - A. Cashner (7), R. Rodriguez
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Cashner 99-64, A. Claudio 30-20, R. Rodriguez 14-7, N. Gardewine 2-2
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Cashner 7-9, A. Claudio 2-2, N. Gardewine 1-0
  • Batters Faced - A. Cashner 26, A. Claudio 8, R. Rodriguez 4, N. Gardewine
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Headley DH30120101.279.360.430.7904.0
G. Sanchez C50100015.278.346.524.8690.5
D. Gregorius SS40000002.291.325.481.8050.0
S. Castro 2B40100010.309.346.476.8220.5
A. Judge RF31000111.274.409.568.9781.5
J. Ellsbury CF41100001.258.336.393.7302.0
T. Frazier 3B21000000.210.338.417.7553.0
G. Bird 1B20100010.155.265.278.5440.5
a- M. Holliday PH10100000.232.324.440.7641.0
T. Wade PR0000-000.135.211.212.000-
T. Austin 1B10110000.250.297.469.7662.0
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  • a-singled for Bird in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. DeShields CF40000012.279.354.380.734-0.5
S. Choo RF40000012.262.363.414.777-0.5
E. Andrus SS40000000.305.347.496.8420.0
N. Mazara DH30000130.260.335.443.778-0.5
C. Gomez CF10000000.251.337.459.7950.0
D. Robinson LF20000021.212.342.409.751-1.0
a- M. Napoli PH10000010.193.287.432.719-0.5
J. Gallo 1B20000110.210.336.554.8900.5
W. Middlebrooks 3B31000011.300.300.7001.0000.5
R. Odor 2B20000111.214.257.413.6700.5
B. Nicholas C30110021.289.308.553.8602.0
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  • a-struck out for Robinson in the 9th
BATTING
  • SF - C. Headley (7)
  • RBI - C. Headley 2 (58), T. Austin (8)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Headley (17)
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Nicholas (4)
  • RBI - B. Nicholas (9)
  • 2-Out RBI - B. Nicholas (6)
FIELDING
  • E - S. Castro (9)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - C. Gomez (5)
  • DP - J. Gallo, C. Gomez
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
L. Severino7.011131002.961.0524.0
D. Robertson (W, 7-2)1.00000102.200.9210.5
A. Chapman (S, 17)1.00000203.921.2811.0
Total9.01113130---
PITCHERSIP
L. Severino7.0
D. Robertson (W, 7-2)1.0
A. Chapman (S, 17)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Cashner7.04111403.191.2620.0
A. Claudio (L, 4-2) (BS, 4)1.14220002.761.11-8.0
R. Rodriguez0.11001006.751.93-2.0
N. Gardewine0.10000002.251.750.0
Total9.11033340---
PITCHERSIP
A. Cashner7.0
A. Claudio (L, 4-2) (BS, 4)1.1
R. Rodriguez0.1
N. Gardewine0.1
Total9.1
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - L. Severino 100-64, D. Robertson 8-8, A. Chapman 13-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Severino 6-6, D. Robertson 2-0, A. Chapman 1-0
  • Batters Faced - L. Severino 26, D. Robertson 3, A. Chapman 3
PITCHING
  • HBP - A. Cashner (7), R. Rodriguez
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Cashner 99-64, A. Claudio 30-20, R. Rodriguez 14-7, N. Gardewine 2-2
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Cashner 7-9, A. Claudio 2-2, N. Gardewine 1-0
  • Batters Faced - A. Cashner 26, A. Claudio 8, R. Rodriguez 4, N. Gardewine
  • 9TH INNING
    Headley walked, Ellsbury scored, Frazier to third, Austin to second31
    Austin singled to left, Judge scored, Ellsbury to third, Frazier to second21
  • 8TH INNING
    Headley hit sacrifice fly to center, Frazier scored11
  • 5TH INNING
    Nicholas doubled to deep right, Middlebrooks scored01
  • 9TH INNING
    • A. Claudio Pitching:
    • S. Castro: Strike looking, Castro singled to right
    • A. Judge: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Judge reached on fielder's choice to third, Castro out at second
    • J. Ellsbury: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ellsbury singled to right, Judge to third
    • Ricardo Rodriguez relieved Alex Claudio
    • T. Frazier: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Frazier hit by pitch, Ellsbury to second
    • T. Austin: Ball, Austin singled to left, Judge scored, Ellsbury to third, Frazier to second
    • B. Gardner: Foul, Foul, Gardner popped out to shortstop
    • C. Headley: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Headley walked, Ellsbury scored, Frazier to third, Austin to second
    • Nick Gardewine relieved Ricardo Rodriguez
    • G. Sanchez: Strike swinging, Sanchez reached on fielder's choice to third, Headley out at second
    • Middle of the 9th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Aroldis Chapman relieved David Robertson
    • E. Andrus: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Andrus grounded out to second
    • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Mazara struck out swinging
    • Mike Napoli hit for Drew Robinson
    • M. Napoli: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Napoli struck out swinging
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • A. Cashner Pitching:
    • T. Frazier: Ball, Frazier hit by pitch
    • Alex Claudio relieved Andrew Cashner
    • Matt Holliday hit for Greg Bird
    • M. Holliday: Ball, Strike looking, Holliday singled to right, Frazier to third
    • Tyler Wade ran for Matt Holliday
    • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Foul, Gardner fouled out to catcher
    • C. Headley: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt to third, Headley hit sacrifice fly to center, Frazier scored
    • G. Sanchez: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Sanchez singled to left, Wade to second
    • D. Gregorius: Ball, Gregorius grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • David Robertson relieved Luis Severino
    • Tyler Austin at first
    • B. Nicholas: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Nicholas struck out swinging
    • D. DeShields: Strike looking, Strike swinging, DeShields grounded out to shortstop
    • S. Choo: Strike looking, Choo grounded out to second
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • A. Cashner Pitching:
    • S. Castro: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Castro struck out swinging
    • A. Judge: Ball, Judge grounded out to pitcher
    • J. Ellsbury: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ellsbury grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • L. Severino Pitching:
    • J. Gallo: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Gallo struck out looking
    • W. Middlebrooks: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Middlebrooks struck out swinging
    • R. Odor: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Odor fouled out to shortstop
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • A. Cashner Pitching:
    • C. Headley: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Headley fouled out to third
    • G. Sanchez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Sanchez grounded out to shortstop
    • D. Gregorius: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Gregorius grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • L. Severino Pitching:
    • S. Choo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Choo popped out to third
    • E. Andrus: Andrus flied out to right
    • N. Mazara: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Mazara walked
    • D. Robinson: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Robinson struck out looking
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • A. Cashner Pitching:
    • J. Ellsbury: Strike looking, Ellsbury lined out to first
    • T. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Frazier flied out to deep center
    • G. Bird: Strike looking, Foul, Bird singled to right center
    • B. Gardner: Gardner lined out to center
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • L. Severino Pitching:
    • J. Gallo: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Gallo walked
    • W. Middlebrooks: Foul, Middlebrooks reached on fielder's choice to third, Gallo out at second
    • R. Odor: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Odor struck out swinging
    • B. Nicholas: Ball, Nicholas doubled to deep right, Middlebrooks scored
    • D. DeShields: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, DeShields struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • A. Cashner Pitching:
    • D. Gregorius: Ball, Foul, Ball, Gregorius grounded out to first
    • S. Castro: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Castro lined out to center
    • A. Judge: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Judge struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • L. Severino Pitching:
    • E. Andrus: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Andrus grounded out to pitcher
    • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Mazara struck out looking
    • D. Robinson: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Robinson struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • Drew Robinson in left
    • T. Frazier: Strike looking, Ball, Frazier grounded out to third
    • G. Bird: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Bird struck out looking
    • B. Gardner: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Gardner singled to left
    • C. Headley: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Headley singled to right, Gardner to third
    • G. Sanchez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • L. Severino Pitching:
    • W. Middlebrooks: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Middlebrooks grounded out to pitcher
    • R. Odor: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Odor walked
    • B. Nicholas: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Nicholas struck out on foul tip
    • D. DeShields: Ball, DeShields safe at first on 2nd baseman Castro fielding error, Odor to second
    • S. Choo: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Choo struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 2ND INNING
    • A. Cashner Pitching:
    • D. Gregorius: Ball, Ball, Foul, Gregorius popped out to shortstop
    • S. Castro: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Castro popped out to second
    • A. Judge: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Judge walked
    • J. Ellsbury: Ellsbury grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • L. Severino Pitching:
    • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Mazara struck out swinging
    • C. Gomez: Foul, Gomez grounded out to second
    • J. Gallo: Ball, Ball, Gallo grounded out to second
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • A. Cashner Pitching:
    • B. Gardner: Ball, Gardner singled to left
    • C. Headley: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Headley lined into double play center to first, Gardner out at first
    • G. Sanchez: Strike looking, Sanchez popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • L. Severino Pitching:
    • D. DeShields: Strike looking, Strike looking, DeShields popped out to shortstop
    • S. Choo: Choo flied out to deep center
    • E. Andrus: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Andrus lined out to center
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)