Another game, another win for the Yankees as their winning streak is now at five games after their 5-2 win over the Red Sox. Masahiro Tanaka was OK in his season debut, which was limited due to a pitch count, but Aaron Judge homered for the fourth straight game and Gio Ursheal hit the Yankees’ second grand slam in three nights to power the offense. The Yankees got 6 1/3 innings of two-hit, shutout pitching from the trio of Luis Avilan, Nick Nelson and David Hale to stifle the Red Sox.
It was announced that Tommy Kahnle will undergo Tommy John surgery, ending his season and likely his Yankees tenure, but the Yankees might have found their next elite bullpen arm on Saturday night.
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