NEW YORK – Nestor Cortes made a no-hit bid in the eighth inning before Eli White made a single, and Anthony Rizzo doubled in a run in the bottom half to beat the New York Yankees 1-0 to the Texas Rangers on Monday to get his sixth consecutive victory in the series.
A 27-year-old left-hander who made his 22nd major league start and his sixth this season, Cortes set a professional record of 7 1/3 innings, pulled out four tickets and struck out 11, a timid one from his high. He fired 68 of 103 strike shots.
White, the Rangers ‘No. 9 hitter threw a quick 2-2 ball into the short center field for a clean sweep on Cortés’ final throw. Clay Holmes (4-0) relieved and got Marcus Semien to touch the ground in a double play.
Aaron Judge got a single in the eighth in front of Brett Martin (0-3) and Rizzo, in a play of 2 of 31, threw a curved ball into the gap of the opposing field in the center left.
Aroldis Chapman allowed a two-out single to Jonah Heim in the ninth, and then retired Nick Solak on a flyout to finish off the two hits for his seventh save.
New York has won 13 of its last 15 games, leading two of the three in the series despite scoring just five runs.
Texas have only lost for the second time in their last seven games.
New York had just two hits against Jon Gray, a single with two outs in Josh Donaldson’s fourth and a starting single in former Ranger Joey Gallo’s fifth.
Gray was replaced by Brock Burke with an out in the fifth because of what appeared to be an injury. Jose Trevino made a single and DJ LeMahieu passed before Burke escaped a base-laden problem by punching Judge and throwing a third shot at Rizzo.
Gray has already been on the injured list twice this season. He was out on April 9-18 with a bubble in the middle finger of his throwing hand and from April 20 to May 3 with a sprain in his left knee.
Rangers: C Mitch Garver was out of line because he was hit, coach Chris Woodward said.
Yankees: RHP Domingo Germán, in the 60-day IL with an impact on his right shoulder, threw bullpen sessions but did not face hitters.
Rangers: LHP Martin Perez (0-2) is scheduled to be on the mound for Tuesday’s start of a three-game series in Kansas City, starting with RHP Brad Keller (1-2).
Yankees: RHP Luis Severino (2-0) begins Tuesday the opening of a two-game series against Toronto and LHP Yusei Kikuchi (1-1). Severino will throw eight days off.
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Cortes leads in eighth place with no hits, the Yanks beat the Rangers 1-0
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