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Torres' pinch-double helps Yanks sweep O's; lead at 5 1/2 G

Clint Frazier, Pedro Severino
Posted at 4:09 PM, Sep 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-13 16:09:11-04

NEW YORK — Gleyber Torres drove in two with a pinch-hit double with two outs in the eighth inning and the New York Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-1 to complete a pivotal four-game sweep.

The Yankees have won five straight and moved 5 1/2 games ahead of the Orioles for the eighth and final AL postseason spot.

New York dropped three of four last weekend in Baltimore but outscored the O’s 21-3 this weekend.

Dillon Tate allowed singles by Aaron Hicks and Clint Frazier before Baltimore called on left-hander Tanner Scott.

Torres hit for lefty-swinging Brett Gardner and roped a 1-0 pitch to the warning track in right-center field.