Torres HR in 9th, Yanks top Indians 7-4; 15 wins in 16 games

NEW YORK (AP) Move over, Mickey Mantle.

Gleyber Torres is the latest Yankees phenom earning his pinstripes right off the bat.

On a day when hits were hard to come by in the Bronx, the rookie second baseman became the youngest Yankees player to hit a walk-off homer , a three-run shot in the ninth inning that gave New York a 7-4 win over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday for its 15th victory in 16 games.

At 21 years and 144 days, Torres bettered Mantle, who was 21 years and 185 days when he hit three-run, ninth-inning drive off Boston's Ellis Kinder in a 6-3 win on April 23, 1953.

''He's been special,'' smiling manager Aaron Boone said about Torres.

Domingo German pitched six hitless innings in his first major league start for the Yankees, who nonetheless fell behind 4-0 when Cleveland broke through against relievers Dellin Betances and Jonathan Holder. Yonder Alonso's leadoff single against Betances in the eighth was the first hit for the scuffling Indians, who have lost seven of 10.

But after managing only one hit themselves against a stellar Mike Clevinger, the streaking Yankees fought back to win their sixth straight and finish a three-game sweep. New York also took the final three games of last year's playoff series between the teams.

''We could have easily packed it in here today after the four-run eighth and we didn't do that,'' first baseman Neil Walker said. ''Days like today and really this whole weekend are signs of a really good team.''

Clevinger went 7 1/3 innings in his first start against the Yankees, setting career highs with 10 strikeouts and 116 pitches. He issued two of his four walks in the eighth as New York rallied.

Short in the bullpen, Cleveland manager Terry Francona called on closer Cody Allen, looking for a five-out save. Allen gave up a two-out RBI single to Brett Gardner and an opposite-field, two-run double to right by Aaron Judge before retiring Gary Sanchez with two on.

Aaron Hicks and Walker, who began the day batting .182, opened the ninth with consecutive doubles to tie it and chase Allen (2-1). One out later, pinch-hitter Giancarlo Stanton was intentionally walked, and Torres drove a full-count pitch from Dan Otero over the right-center fence and into the Yankees' bullpen.

''That was a rough one,'' Allen said.

Torres, who connected for his first big league homer Friday night, raised one arm and turned back toward the New York dugout after rounding first base. He was mobbed and doused by excited teammates at home plate.

''It's like a big family right here and I enjoy that,'' Torres said.

Torres, who also made two outstanding defensive plays , is the first position player since 1900 to start and win 14 of his first 15 major league games.

''Everybody knew what kind of talent Gleyber has. That's not a secret,'' Sanchez said through a translator.

Chasen Shreve (2-0) struck out two in a perfect ninth for the win.

The 15-1 stretch matched the Yankees' best 16-game run since 1980. Three of their last four home games have been walk-off wins, and the Yankees (24-10) are off to their best start overall since 2003.

''They're a team that's really dangerous right now,'' Francona said.

After winning their ninth consecutive home game, the club's best streak in eight years, next up is a Yankee Stadium showdown with the rival Red Sox for first place in the AL East. A three-game series between the top two teams in the majors begins Tuesday night.

Tyler Naquin's RBI single and Francisco Lindor's RBI double keyed Cleveland's four-run burst in the eighth. The Indians also scored on Sanchez's sixth passed ball this season and Jason Kipnis' sacrifice fly.

Until the eighth, Hicks' leadoff single in the fifth against Clevinger was the only hit in a scoreless game.

''It was like he was going out there, five minutes later I was back out there, then five minutes later he was back out there,'' Clevinger said. ''I think it really kept us both in a good rhythm.''

German was removed after 84 pitches, 23 more than his previous high this season, which came in relief Tuesday at Houston. The 25-year-old rookie, who stepped into the rotation for injured Jordan Montgomery, struck out nine and walked two.

''He was so efficient, attacking so much,'' Boone said.

Betances worked a 1-2-3 seventh before giving up three straight singles starting the eighth.

ARMS RACE

It was the first major league game since 1908 in which both starting pitchers struck out at least nine and allowed no more than one hit.

STARTING FIVE

German became the sixth pitcher to start for the Yankees this season, leaving Houston, Colorado and the Chicago Cubs as the only teams to use only five.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Indians: LHP Andrew Miller (strained left hamstring) plans to throw off a mound Tuesday, perhaps with hitters standing in, but won't be reinstated from the disabled list until Friday at the earliest. ... With banged-up center fielder Bradley Zimmer out of the lineup, Cleveland recalled OF Greg Allen from Triple-A Columbus. Allen played center and batted ninth. Zimmer exited Saturday's loss after crashing hard into the fence trying to catch Austin Romine's double. He has a bruised left shoulder and hip but no concussion, Francona said. After a day off Monday, the team hopes Zimmer can return to the lineup Tuesday night in Milwaukee.

UP NEXT

Indians: Two-time Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber (5-1, 2.41 ERA) pitches the opener of a two-game interleague series Tuesday against Milwaukee LHP Wade Miley (1-0, 1.50).

Yankees: RHP Luis Severino (5-1, 2.11) starts Tuesday night against Boston LHP Drew Pomeranz (1-1, 6.14). Coming off his first career shutout last Wednesday in Houston, Severino is 2-5 with a 4.82 ERA vs. the Red Sox.

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  • W: C. Shreve (2-0)L: C. Allen (2-1)
  • HR: NYY - G. Torres (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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F. Lindor SS41110000.283.350.517.8674.0
J. Kipnis 2B30010020.184.258.272.5300.0
J. Ramirez 3B30000110.285.376.562.9370.5
M. Brantley LF40000021.323.350.521.870-1.0
E. Encarnacion DH30000120.198.273.429.7020.0
Y. Alonso 1B30100011.210.269.429.6980.5
R. Davis PR01000000.214.262.250.5123.0
E. Gonzalez 1B10000010.375.400.583.983-0.5
Y. Gomes C31100021.256.337.451.7881.0
T. Naquin RF31110011.319.356.391.7472.5
G. Allen CF30000012.000.000.000.000-0.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    B. Gardner LF41110000.203.322.254.5763.0
    A. Judge RF30120120.296.422.560.9824.0
    D. Gregorius SS30000100.311.399.6641.0621.0
    G. Sanchez C40000033.198.279.500.779-1.5
    A. Hicks CF41200000.240.352.400.7524.0
    N. Walker 1B22110200.189.282.222.5047.0
    M. Andujar 3B40000014.274.291.491.781-0.5
    T. Austin DH21000121.254.329.549.8781.0
    a- G. Stanton PH-DH01000100.227.313.455.7682.0
    G. Torres 2B41131022.327.357.500.8577.0
    • a-was walked intentionally for Austin in the 9th
    BATTING
    • 2B - F. Lindor (10)
    • SF - J. Kipnis
    • RBI - F. Lindor (20), J. Kipnis (13), T. Naquin (6)
    BATTING
    • 2B - A. Judge (9), A. Hicks (4), N. Walker (3)
    • HR - G. Torres (2)
    • RBI - B. Gardner (10), A. Judge 2 (23), N. Walker (8), G. Torres 3 (11)
    • 2-Out RBI - B. Gardner (5), A. Judge 2 (11)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - R. Davis (7)
    BASERUNNING
    • Picked Off - A. Judge
    FIELDING
    • E - Y. Alonso (2)
    FIELDING
    • PB - G. Sanchez (6)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Clevinger7.112241002.761.0722.0
    C. Allen (L, 2-1) (BS, 1)0.24331003.601.47-13.0
    D. Otero0.11221015.521.09-4.0
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Clevinger7.1
    C. Allen (L, 2-1) (BS, 1)0.2
    D. Otero0.1
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. German6.00002902.661.1323.5
    D. Betances1.03330205.791.57-2.0
    J. Holder1.01100006.231.152.0
    C. Shreve (W, 2-0)1.00000203.461.1511.0
    PITCHERSIP
    D. German6.0
    D. Betances1.0
    J. Holder1.0
    C. Shreve (W, 2-0)1.0
    PITCHING
    • IBB - C. Allen, D. Otero
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Clevinger 116-72, C. Allen 32-19, D. Otero 8-4
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Clevinger 7-4, D. Otero 1-0
    • Batters Faced - M. Clevinger 26, C. Allen 7, D. Otero 3
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. German 84-53, D. Betances 32-20, J. Holder 17-11, C. Shreve 18-10
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. German 5-4, D. Betances 1-0
    • Batters Faced - D. German 20, D. Betances 6, J. Holder 4, C. Shreve 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    F. Lindor SS41110000.283.350.517.8674.0
    J. Kipnis 2B30010020.184.258.272.5300.0
    J. Ramirez 3B30000110.285.376.562.9370.5
    M. Brantley LF40000021.323.350.521.870-1.0
    E. Encarnacion DH30000120.198.273.429.7020.0
    Y. Alonso 1B30100011.210.269.429.6980.5
    R. Davis PR01000000.214.262.250.5123.0
    E. Gonzalez 1B10000010.375.400.583.983-0.5
    Y. Gomes C31100021.256.337.451.7881.0
    T. Naquin RF31110011.319.356.391.7472.5
    G. Allen CF30000012.000.000.000.000-0.5
    Total3044302136-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      B. Gardner LF41110000.203.322.254.5763.0
      A. Judge RF30120120.296.422.560.9824.0
      D. Gregorius SS30000100.311.399.6641.0621.0
      G. Sanchez C40000033.198.279.500.779-1.5
      A. Hicks CF41200000.240.352.400.7524.0
      N. Walker 1B22110200.189.282.222.5047.0
      M. Andujar 3B40000014.274.291.491.781-0.5
      T. Austin DH21000121.254.329.549.8781.0
      a- G. Stanton PH-DH01000100.227.313.455.7682.0
      G. Torres 2B41131022.327.357.500.8577.0
      Total30767161010-----
      • a-was walked intentionally for Austin in the 9th
      BATTING
      • 2B - F. Lindor (10)
      • SF - J. Kipnis
      • RBI - F. Lindor (20), J. Kipnis (13), T. Naquin (6)
      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Judge (9), A. Hicks (4), N. Walker (3)
      • HR - G. Torres (2)
      • RBI - B. Gardner (10), A. Judge 2 (23), N. Walker (8), G. Torres 3 (11)
      • 2-Out RBI - B. Gardner (5), A. Judge 2 (11)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - R. Davis (7)
      BASERUNNING
      • Picked Off - A. Judge
      FIELDING
      • E - Y. Alonso (2)
      FIELDING
      • PB - G. Sanchez (6)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Clevinger7.112241002.761.0722.0
      C. Allen (L, 2-1) (BS, 1)0.24331003.601.47-13.0
      D. Otero0.11221015.521.09-4.0
      Total8.16776101---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Clevinger7.1
      C. Allen (L, 2-1) (BS, 1)0.2
      D. Otero0.1
      Total8.1
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. German6.00002902.661.1323.5
      D. Betances1.03330205.791.57-2.0
      J. Holder1.01100006.231.152.0
      C. Shreve (W, 2-0)1.00000203.461.1511.0
      Total9.04432130---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. German6.0
      D. Betances1.0
      J. Holder1.0
      C. Shreve (W, 2-0)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • IBB - C. Allen, D. Otero
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Clevinger 116-72, C. Allen 32-19, D. Otero 8-4
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Clevinger 7-4, D. Otero 1-0
      • Batters Faced - M. Clevinger 26, C. Allen 7, D. Otero 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. German 84-53, D. Betances 32-20, J. Holder 17-11, C. Shreve 18-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. German 5-4, D. Betances 1-0
      • Batters Faced - D. German 20, D. Betances 6, J. Holder 4, C. Shreve 3
      • 9TH INNING
        Torres homered to center, Walker and Stanton scored47
        Walker doubled to deep right, Hicks scored44
      • 8TH INNING
        Judge doubled to right, Austin and Gardner scored43
        Gardner singled to center, Walker scored, Austin to third41
        Kipnis hit sacrifice fly to left, Lindor scored40
        Naquin scored, Lindor to third on passed ball30
        Lindor doubled to right, Gomes scored, Naquin to third20
        Naquin singled to shallow center, Davis scored, Gomes to second10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Chasen Shreve relieved Jonathan Holder
        • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Brantley flied out to left
        • E. Encarnacion: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Encarnacion struck out swinging
        • E. Gonzalez: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Allen Pitching:
        • A. Hicks: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Hicks doubled to deep center
        • N. Walker: Ball, Walker doubled to deep right, Hicks scored
        • Dan Otero relieved Cody Allen
        • M. Andujar: Ball, Andujar grounded out to third
        • Giancarlo Stanton hit for Tyler Austin
        • Giancarlo Stanton at designated hitter
        • G. Stanton: Stanton intentionally walked
        • G. Torres: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Torres homered to center, Walker and Stanton scored
      • 8TH INNING
        • D. Betances Pitching:
        • Y. Alonso: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Alonso singled to right
        • Rajai Davis ran for Yonder Alonso
        • Y. Gomes: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Gomes singled to shallow center, Davis to second
        • T. Naquin: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Davis stole third, Naquin singled to shallow center, Davis scored, Gomes to second
        • Jonathan Holder relieved Dellin Betances
        • G. Allen: Ball, Foul, Allen popped bunt out to catcher
        • F. Lindor: Ball, Ball, Lindor doubled to right, Gomes scored, Naquin to third
        • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Naquin scored, Lindor to third on passed ball, Kipnis hit sacrifice fly to left, Lindor scored
        • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Ramirez lined out to first
        • Middle of the 8th (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Erik Gonzalez at first
        • N. Walker: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Walker walked
        • M. Andujar: Strike looking, Ball, Andujar popped out to shortstop
        • T. Austin: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Austin walked, Walker to second
        • Cody Allen relieved Mike Clevinger
        • G. Torres: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Torres flied out to center
        • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Gardner singled to center, Walker scored, Austin to third
        • A. Judge: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Judge doubled to right, Austin and Gardner scored
        • D. Gregorius: Ball, Ball, Gregorius intentionally walked
        • G. Sanchez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Sanchez flied out to center
        • End of the 8th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Dellin Betances relieved Domingo German
        • J. Ramirez: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ramirez struck out swinging
        • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Brantley struck out looking
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Encarnacion grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Clevinger Pitching:
        • D. Gregorius: Strike looking, Gregorius flied out to center
        • G. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
        • A. Hicks: Ball, Ball, Foul, Hicks grounded out to second
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • D. German Pitching:
        • G. Allen: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Allen struck out swinging
        • F. Lindor: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Lindor flied out to deep right
        • J. Kipnis: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Kipnis struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Clevinger Pitching:
        • G. Torres: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Torres struck out looking
        • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Ball, Gardner grounded out to pitcher
        • A. Judge: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Judge struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • D. German Pitching:
        • E. Encarnacion: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Encarnacion walked
        • Y. Alonso: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Alonso struck out swinging
        • Y. Gomes: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Gomes struck out swinging
        • T. Naquin: Foul, Ball, Naquin grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Clevinger Pitching:
        • A. Hicks: Ball, Strike looking, Hicks singled to center
        • N. Walker: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Walker walked, Hicks to second
        • M. Andujar: Andujar grounded into double play shortstop to first, Hicks to third, Walker out at second
        • T. Austin: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Austin struck out swinging
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • D. German Pitching:
        • F. Lindor: Lindor flied out to left
        • J. Kipnis: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Kipnis grounded out to first
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ramirez walked
        • M. Brantley: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Brantley struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Clevinger Pitching:
        • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Ball, Gardner grounded out to second
        • A. Judge: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Judge struck out swinging
        • D. Gregorius: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gregorius safe at first on 1st baseman Alonso fielding error, Gregorius to second
        • G. Sanchez: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 3RD INNING
        • D. German Pitching:
        • Y. Gomes: Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, Gomes struck out on foul tip
        • T. Naquin: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Naquin struck out swinging
        • G. Allen: Strike looking, Strike looking, Allen grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Clevinger Pitching:
        • M. Andujar: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Andujar struck out looking
        • T. Austin: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Austin struck out swinging
        • G. Torres: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Torres struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • D. German Pitching:
        • M. Brantley: Ball, Strike looking, Brantley grounded out to second
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Encarnacion struck out looking
        • Y. Alonso: Strike looking, Alonso flied out to right
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Clevinger Pitching:
        • G. Sanchez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
        • A. Hicks: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Hicks popped out to third
        • N. Walker: Strike looking, Ball, Walker grounded out to first
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • D. German Pitching:
        • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Lindor grounded out to second
        • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Kipnis struck out looking
        • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ramirez flied out to left
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Clevinger Pitching:
        • B. Gardner: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Gardner flied out to left
        • A. Judge: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Judge walked
        • D. Gregorius: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Judge picked off at first, pitcher to first, Gregorius grounded out to second
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)