ATLANTA — Not even Aroldis Chapman’s newest meltdown may decelerate the Yankees.
They received for the eleventh consecutive sport on Tuesday night time, with a 5-4 victory over the Braves at Truist Park, however not earlier than some extra late-game drama and a bailout from Wandy Peralta.
The Yankees led 5-3 within the ninth inning, when Chapman gave up a one-out single to Adam Duvall. With two out, he walked pinch-hitter Ehire Adrianza. Following a go to from pitching coach Matt Blake, Chapman practically struck out Ozzie Albies, however Albies fouled off a 3-2 pitch after which beat out a single on a grounder to Rougned Odor at third to load the bases.
Chapman then walked Jorge Soler to drive in Duvall, reducing the Yankees’ result in one, and bringing in Peralta to face Freddie Freeman.
Freeman labored one other full depend earlier than sending a fly ball to deep left, the place Joey Gallo made the catch to finish it, lastly permitting the Yankees to exhale.
It’s the Yankees’ longest profitable streak since they received 11 in a row in 1985. That 12 months, they completed in second place within the AL East behind the Blue Jays, however missed out on the postseason.
This 12 months figures to have a special ending, because the Yankees try and a run on the Rays for the division title, and to safe not less than a wild-card spot.
On Tuesday, they bought a two-run homer from DJ LeMahieu and solo photographs by Giancarlo Stanton and Odor, plus stable work out of the bullpen — aside from from Chapman.
That got here after Andrew Heaney gave up a two-run double to Dansby Swanson within the first.
Stanton continued his scorching hitting with a homer to guide off the highest of the second.
Within the fourth, Aaron Choose doubled to open the inning. Gallo whiffed wanting and Stanton grounded out, shifting Choose to 3rd.
Choose scored on Gary Sanchez’s single to left to tie the rating at 2-2.
The Yankees took the lead the subsequent inning when Andrew Velazquez singled and LeMahieu hit a one-out, two-run homer off Braves starter Charlie Morton to make it 4-2. It was simply LeMahieu’s ninth homer of the season.
Heaney settled down and allowed simply the pair of runs over 4 innings earlier than he was eliminated.
Earlier than he left, Heaney bought out of a jam within the backside of the fourth.
With runners on first and second and two out, Heaney appeared to hit Joc Pederson with a 2-2 pitch. However Pederson began to swing and residential plate umpire Chris Conroy dominated he went round to finish the inning. Pederson argued the decision and was ejected.
After getting the primary out within the fifth, Albert Abreu gave up a single to Albies and walked Soler. He was yanked for lefty Joely Rodriguez, who bought Freeman to floor out to 3rd.
The Yankees weren’t capable of flip the double play, leaving runners on the corners with two out for Austin Riley.
Riley singled up the center to attain Albies, and Freeman tried to return all the best way round from first. Choose raced over to area the ball and fired to Velazquez, who made a powerful throw to Sanchez on the plate.
Sanchez utilized a swipe tag on Freeman, however he was known as out. Replays confirmed he may need been secure and the Braves challenged the play, however the out name was upheld, leaving the Yankees forward by a run.
Richard Rodriguez got here in for Atlanta to begin the sixth, after Morton had whiffed 9 in 5 innings.
Odor led off the seventh with a protracted homer to proper off former Yankee Chris Martin.
Chad Inexperienced tossed a scoreless backside of the seventh earlier than giving up consecutive singles to Freeman and Riley with one out within the eighth.
With Atlanta down by two runs, Riley foolishly tried to get to second on the play and was thrown out for the second out. Inexperienced bought Swanson to floor to 3rd to finish the inning.