August 5, 2021

J.A. Happ shuts down Red Sox as Yankees’ win streak reaches 10 (New York Post)


BOSTON — The Yankees appear set to storm into the postseason and J.A. Happ is making a case to be a key part of it.

As the Yankees won their season-high 10th straight on Saturday night, the left-hander dominated the Red Sox in an 8-0 victory, throwing eight scoreless innings. It’s their longest winning streak since 2012.

He got plenty of support from the lineup, especially from Clint Frazier, who drove in three runs.

The win also cut the Yankees’ magic number to reach the playoffs to one.

The 37-year-old Happ continued his turnaround, from rotation afterthought to a candidate to pitch in the playoffs. He’s now 2-1 with a 1.93 ERA in his past six starts, the lowest mark by a Yankees starter in that span.

He was terrific again against a feeble Red Sox team that is just playing out the string in an ugly season. Happ gave up just four hits — and no walks — while striking out nine.

J.A. Happ
J.A. HappAP

By the time Happ even took the mound, the Yankees led 2-0.

DJ LeMahieu opened the game with a single to right to extend his hitting streak to 12 games. Aaron Judge followed with a walk. After Brett Gardner struck out, Boston opener Chris Mazza walked Luke Voit to load the…

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