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Yankees Take Two of Three From Phillies; Red Sox On Deck

The New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies wrapped up a three-game set Wednesday night.

The Yankees were unable to take the finale and series sweep, falling 3-0. Zach Eflin shut the Yankees lineup down, allowing just four hits (all singles) in seven innings. Seranthony Dominguez finished the game with a six-out save.

The Phillies got all the runs they needed on a three-run home run by Rhys Hoskins in the second inning off Yankees start Luis Cessa. Hoskins became the fastest player in Phillies history to hit 30 career home runs, reaching the mark in 119 games.

Despite the loss, the Yankees took the series after winning Monday and Tuesday.

On Monday, the Yankees rode rookie right-hander Jonathan Loaisiga to a 4-2 victory. He allowed just one hit through 5.1 scoreless innings, striking out eight and walking two. In two games, Loaisiga is 2-0 with a 1.93 ERA. Aaron Judge (solo homer) and Giancarlo Stanton (two-run single) provided the offensive damage with two hits apiece.

It was all New York on Tuesday and it started with Luis Severino. The Yankees starting pitcher breezed through the Philadelphia lineup, allowing no runs on six hits and nine strikeouts in seven innings. Severino became the majors first 12-game winner this season and continued his dominance on the mound. He improved to 12-2 and dropped his ERA to 2.10. Aaron Hicks led off the game with a home run to get the Yankees on the board.

The Yankees will return home on Friday after going just 2-4 on the six-game road trip. It’s a big weekend showdown with the Boston Red Sox. After hosting a celebrity softball game at the Stadium on Thursday CC Sabathia (4-3, 3.18) will toe the rubber to open the series, opposing Eduardo Rodriguez (9-2, 3.86).

Saturday will see Sonny Gray (5-5, 4.93) go up against Red Sox ace Chris Sale (7-4, 2.56). Severino will be opposite David Price (9-5, 3.66) on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball in the series finale.

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