Luis Severino dominates again, Yankees beat Phillies 6-0

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Luis Severino is making a strong case to start the All-Star Game for the American League.

Severino became the majors' first 12-game winner, Aaron Hicks and Didi Gregorius homered and the New York Yankees beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-0 Tuesday night.

Severino (12-2) struck out nine in seven dominant innings, lowering his ERA to 2.10. The ace has allowed three runs or less in 16 of 17 starts.

''It would mean a lot,'' Severino said about taking the mound in the Midsummer Classic on July 17. ''But I'm thinking about five more days and what hitters I'll be facing.''

Jake Arrieta (5-6) had another rough outing for Philadelphia, which had won four consecutive series before losing two straight to the Yankees. Arrieta gave up six runs - three earned - and nine hits in five innings.

Another sellout crowd in Philly made it sound like a home game for the Bronx Bombers, cheering loudly for the team with the best record in the majors. Meanwhile, Phillies fans tried to drown them out by chanting ''E-A-G-L-E-S.''

Hicks hit Arrieta's third pitch of the game out to straightaway center for his 11th homer. Arrieta was 0-4 with a 6.66 ERA in five starts in June after posting a 0.90 ERA in five starts last month.

An error by second baseman Cesar Hernandez led to three unearned runs in the third. Arrieta has allowed 14 unearned runs this season and has expressed frustration with the team's defense. The 2015 NL Cy Young Award winner is earning $30 million this season as part of a $75 million, three-year contract he signed as a free agent in March.

With two runners on, Gregorius hit a grounder to Hernandez that should have been an inning-ending double play. But Hernandez flipped wide to shortstop Scott Kingery and all three runners were safe. Arrieta struck out Giancarlo Stanton for the second out. But Gleyber Torres hit a two-run single past third baseman Maikel Franco's diving attempt. Greg Bird followed with a bloop single to left to make it 4-0.

''It's always difficult when you get a grounder and we don't make the play,'' Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said. ''We win and lose as a team.''

Austin Romine led off the fourth with a double, advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored on Hicks' sacrifice fly. Gregorius drove his 15th homer out to right-center in the fifth.

Severino has come a long way in less than two seasons. He was 0-8 with an 8.50 ERA in 11 starts in 2016. But the 24-year-old righty finished third in AL Cy Young voting last year and went to the All-Star Game. Now he's one of the elite pitchers in baseball.

''Every time I get the ball, I want to win,'' he said.

Severino's fastball was consistently in the upper 90s against the overmatched Phillies.

''The life on his fastball seemed really special,'' Yankees manager Aaron Boone said.

Adam Warren and Chasen Shreve each tossed one inning to finish off the six-hitter for the Yankees (52-25).

CONSISTENCY

Severino has allowed three earned runs or fewer in 14 consecutive starts, the longest such streak by a Yankees starter since 2014, when Masahiro Tanaka did it in 16 straight. His 12 wins are the most by a Yankees pitcher before the All-Star break since Tanaka had 12 in 2014.

STREAKING

Kingery has a career-best seven-game hitting streak.

GLOVE WORK

Hicks made a superb catch to rob Rhys Hoskins of extra bases in the eighth, leaping a few feet in front of the wall to grab a deep drive to left-center.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Yankees: Tanaka, on the 10-day disabled list since June 9 with strained left and right hamstrings, threw his second bullpen session. Boone isn't sure what the next step will be in Tanaka's rehab.

Phillies: RHP Pat Neshek allowed one run and two hits in one inning in a rehab appearance at Double-A Reading. Neshek, an All-Star last year, hasn't pitched this season because of shoulder strain.

UP NEXT

RHP Luis Cessa (0-0, 3.00 ERA) will make his first start for the Yankees since last August 14 on Wednesday night. RHP Zach Eflin (5-2, 3.42 ERA) takes the mound for Philadelphia in the series finale.

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  • W: L. Severino (12-2)L: J. Arrieta (5-6)
  • HR: NYY - A. Hicks (11), D. Gregorius (15)
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A. Judge RF41100120.277.397.553.9502.0
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G. Stanton LF50200023.268.341.517.8581.0
G. Torres 2B40220001.289.347.548.8955.0
G. Bird 1B20110100.193.311.386.6974.0
M. Andujar 3B40000015.275.303.508.810-0.5
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  • a-grounded out for Severino in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Hernandez 2B40200011.264.374.386.7601.5
R. Hoskins LF40000022.248.368.462.830-1.0
O. Herrera CF40000012.298.352.493.845-0.5
C. Santana 1B30000110.222.358.432.7900.5
N. Williams RF40000011.228.294.424.717-0.5
S. Kingery SS40200001.229.282.331.6132.0
A. Knapp C30100011.202.292.303.5950.5
M. Franco 3B20100011.258.301.439.7401.5
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J. Valentin 3B20000000.205.273.333.6060.0
  • a-struck out for Curtis in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - G. Torres (9), A. Romine (7)
  • HR - A. Hicks (11), D. Gregorius (15)
  • SF - A. Hicks (4)
  • RBI - A. Hicks 2 (34), D. Gregorius (43), G. Torres 2 (38), G. Bird (6)
  • 2-Out RBI - G. Torres 2 (14), G. Bird (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Franco (8)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Gregorius-Bird)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - N. Williams (2)
  • E - C. Hernandez (5)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
L. Severino (W, 12-2)7.06000902.100.9629.5
A. Warren1.00000101.561.273.5
C. Shreve1.00001005.001.632.0
PITCHERSIP
L. Severino (W, 12-2)7.0
A. Warren1.0
C. Shreve1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Arrieta (L, 5-6)5.09631523.541.27-0.5
Z. Curtis2.01001102.161.684.5
V. Arano1.00000002.881.083.0
H. Neris1.00000205.591.414.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Arrieta (L, 5-6)5.0
Z. Curtis2.0
V. Arano1.0
H. Neris1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - L. Severino 103-72, A. Warren 17-10, C. Shreve 21-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Severino 5-6, C. Shreve 2-1
  • Batters Faced - L. Severino 26, A. Warren 3, C. Shreve 4
PITCHING
  • WP - J. Arrieta (5)
  • HBP - Z. Curtis
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Arrieta 81-51, Z. Curtis 26-15, V. Arano 6-4, H. Neris 15-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Arrieta 6-5, Z. Curtis 3-1, V. Arano 2-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Arrieta 26, Z. Curtis 8, V. Arano 3, H. Neris 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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A. Judge RF41100120.277.397.553.9502.0
D. Gregorius SS52111003.259.330.478.8097.0
G. Stanton LF50200023.268.341.517.8581.0
G. Torres 2B40220001.289.347.548.8955.0
G. Bird 1B20110100.193.311.386.6974.0
M. Andujar 3B40000015.275.303.508.810-0.5
A. Romine C41100012.289.350.500.8502.5
L. Severino P30000021.000.000.000.000-1.0
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  • a-grounded out for Severino in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Hernandez 2B40200011.264.374.386.7601.5
R. Hoskins LF40000022.248.368.462.830-1.0
O. Herrera CF40000012.298.352.493.845-0.5
C. Santana 1B30000110.222.358.432.7900.5
N. Williams RF40000011.228.294.424.717-0.5
S. Kingery SS40200001.229.282.331.6132.0
A. Knapp C30100011.202.292.303.5950.5
M. Franco 3B20100011.258.301.439.7401.5
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  • a-struck out for Curtis in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - G. Torres (9), A. Romine (7)
  • HR - A. Hicks (11), D. Gregorius (15)
  • SF - A. Hicks (4)
  • RBI - A. Hicks 2 (34), D. Gregorius (43), G. Torres 2 (38), G. Bird (6)
  • 2-Out RBI - G. Torres 2 (14), G. Bird (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Franco (8)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Gregorius-Bird)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - N. Williams (2)
  • E - C. Hernandez (5)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
L. Severino (W, 12-2)7.06000902.100.9629.5
A. Warren1.00000101.561.273.5
C. Shreve1.00001005.001.632.0
Total9.06001100---
PITCHERSIP
L. Severino (W, 12-2)7.0
A. Warren1.0
C. Shreve1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Arrieta (L, 5-6)5.09631523.541.27-0.5
Z. Curtis2.01001102.161.684.5
V. Arano1.00000002.881.083.0
H. Neris1.00000205.591.414.0
Total9.01063282---
PITCHERSIP
J. Arrieta (L, 5-6)5.0
Z. Curtis2.0
V. Arano1.0
H. Neris1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - L. Severino 103-72, A. Warren 17-10, C. Shreve 21-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Severino 5-6, C. Shreve 2-1
  • Batters Faced - L. Severino 26, A. Warren 3, C. Shreve 4
PITCHING
  • WP - J. Arrieta (5)
  • HBP - Z. Curtis
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Arrieta 81-51, Z. Curtis 26-15, V. Arano 6-4, H. Neris 15-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Arrieta 6-5, Z. Curtis 3-1, V. Arano 2-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Arrieta 26, Z. Curtis 8, V. Arano 3, H. Neris 3
  • 5TH INNING
    Gregorius homered to right center60
  • 4TH INNING
    Hicks hit sacrifice fly to right, Romine scored50
  • 3RD INNING
    Bird singled to left center, Gregorius scored, Torres to second40
    Torres singled to shallow left, Hicks and Judge scored, Gregorius to second30
  • 1ST INNING
    Hicks homered to center10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Hector Neris relieved Victor Arano
    • A. Judge: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Judge struck out swinging
    • D. Gregorius: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Gregorius lined out to center
    • G. Stanton: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Stanton struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Chasen Shreve relieved Adam Warren
    • O. Herrera: Foul, Strike swinging, Herrera grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Santana: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Santana walked
    • N. Williams: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Williams reached on fielder's choice to first, Santana out at second
    • S. Kingery: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Williams to second on fielder's indifference, Strike swinging, Ball, Kingery popped out to second
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Victor Arano pitching
    • A. Romine: Strike looking, Romine fouled out to first
    • Neil Walker hit for Luis Severino
    • N. Walker: Walker grounded out to pitcher
    • A. Hicks: Ball, Ball, Hicks grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Adam Warren pitching
    • J. Valentin: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Valentin popped out to third
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Hernandez struck out looking
    • R. Hoskins: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Hoskins flied out to deep center
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Z. Curtis Pitching:
    • G. Stanton: Ball, Stanton singled to deep right, Stanton out at second
    • G. Torres: Foul, Torres grounded out to third
    • G. Bird: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Bird hit by pitch
    • M. Andujar: Andujar grounded into fielder's choice to second, Bird out at second
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • L. Severino Pitching:
    • C. Santana: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Santana struck out looking
    • N. Williams: Foul, Williams fouled out to third
    • S. Kingery: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Kingery singled to right center
    • A. Knapp: Knapp singled to deep right center, Kingery to third
    • Aaron Altherr hit for Zac Curtis
    • A. Altherr: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Altherr struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Jesmuel Valentin at third base
    • Zac Curtis pitching
    • L. Severino: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Severino struck out swinging
    • A. Hicks: Ball, Hicks grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Judge: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Judge walked
    • D. Gregorius: Ball, Strike swinging, Gregorius flied out to left
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • L. Severino Pitching:
    • J. Valentin: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Valentin flied out to center
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Hernandez reached on an infield single to second
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Hoskins fouled out to catcher
    • O. Herrera: Strike looking, Herrera lined out to left
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Arrieta Pitching:
    • D. Gregorius: Strike swinging, Gregorius homered to right center
    • G. Stanton: Ball, Ball, Stanton grounded out to second
    • G. Torres: Ball, Strike looking, Torres doubled to deep center
    • G. Bird: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bird walked
    • M. Andujar: Foul, Andujar lined out to left
    • A. Romine: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Romine struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • L. Severino Pitching:
    • N. Williams: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Williams struck out swinging
    • S. Kingery: Strike swinging, Ball, Kingery singled to shallow center
    • A. Knapp: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Knapp struck out swinging
    • M. Franco: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Franco struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Arrieta Pitching:
    • A. Romine: Romine doubled to left center
    • L. Severino: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Romine to third on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Severino struck out swinging
    • A. Hicks: Strike swinging, Hicks hit sacrifice fly to right, Romine scored
    • A. Judge: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Judge struck out looking
    • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • L. Severino Pitching:
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Hoskins struck out looking
    • O. Herrera: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Herrera struck out swinging
    • C. Santana: Strike looking, Santana popped out to second
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Arrieta Pitching:
    • L. Severino: Severino flied out to right
    • A. Hicks: Ball, Hicks singled to right center
    • A. Judge: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Judge singled to left, Hicks to second
    • D. Gregorius: Gregorius reached on fielder's choice to second, Hicks to third, Judge to second on 2nd baseman Hernandez fielding error
    • G. Stanton: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Stanton struck out swinging
    • G. Torres: Ball, Torres singled to shallow left, Hicks and Judge scored, Gregorius to second
    • G. Bird: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Bird singled to left center, Gregorius scored, Torres to second
    • M. Andujar: Ball, Andujar lined out to third
    • Middle of the 3rd (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 1 Error)
    • L. Severino Pitching:
    • A. Knapp: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Knapp grounded out to first
    • M. Franco: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Franco doubled to shallow right
    • J. Arrieta: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Arrieta struck out swinging
    • C. Hernandez: Hernandez grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Arrieta Pitching:
    • G. Bird: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Bird flied out to center
    • M. Andujar: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Andujar struck out swinging
    • A. Romine: Romine grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • L. Severino Pitching:
    • C. Santana: Santana lined out to first
    • N. Williams: Strike looking, Ball, Williams grounded out to second
    • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Kingery grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Arrieta Pitching:
    • A. Hicks: Ball, Ball, Hicks homered to center
    • A. Judge: Judge grounded out to third
    • D. Gregorius: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Gregorius grounded out to pitcher
    • G. Stanton: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Stanton reached on an infield single to pitcher
    • G. Torres: Ball, Ball, Torres grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Stanton out at second
    • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • L. Severino Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Hernandez reached on an infield single to second
    • R. Hoskins: Strike swinging, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Hoskins struck out swinging
    • O. Herrera: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Herrera grounded into double play shortstop to first, Hernandez out at second
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)