ATLANTA — Not even Aroldis Chapman’s newest meltdown might decelerate the Yankees.
They gained their eleventh straight on Tuesday evening 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.
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.
Jorge Soler walked to drive in Duvall, reducing the Yankees’ result in one earlier than Peralta got here on 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 gained 11 in a row in 1985, once they completed in second place within the AL East behind the Blue Jays and missed out on the postseason.
This yr figures to have a distinct ending, because the Yankees look to safe at the very least a wild card spot — and make a run on the Rays for the division title.
On Tuesday, they received a two-run homer from DJ LeMahieu and solo pictures by Giancarlo Stanton and Rougned Odor, and strong work out of the bullpen — aside from from Chapman.