New York Yankees starter Luis Severino continued his strong start to the MLB season on Tuesday.
The 24-year-old ace threw seven shut-out innings and picked up his 12th victory of 2018 in New York's 6-0 win over the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Severino struck out nine batters and allowed six hits in the game.
The Yankees gave Severino all the run support he needed in the first inning when Aaron Hicks led off with a home run.
New York extended their lead on a two-RBI single by Gleyber Torres in the fourth and Greg Bird followed with a run-scoring single one batter later. The Yankees also tacked on insurance runs in the fourth and fifth.
Severino threw 103 pitches and cruised through his seven innings on the mound to lower his ERA this season to 2.10. He also threw the fastest strikeout pitch by any starter this season in the fourth inning, according to Statcast.
The win moved New York to 52-25 this year while Philadelphia fell to 41-36.
Jackie Bradley Jr. went three for four with four RBIs and two runs scored in Boston's 9-1 win over the Angels.
Brewers starter Freddy Peralta pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing only one hit and striking out 10, in his team's 5-1 win against the Royals.
SMITH STRIKES OUT
Mets left fielder Dominic Smith struck out in all four of his plate appearances against the Pirates.
Indians starter Corey Kluber allowed six runs and six hits in just 1.2 innings on the mound against the Cardinals.
Astros center-fielder Jake Marisnick made a leaping catch to rob Blue Jays first baseman Justin Smoak of an RBI extra-base hit in the sixth inning.
Tampa Bay Rays 1-0 Washington Nationals
Seattle Mariners 3-2 Baltimore Orioles
New York Yankees 6-0 Philadelphia Phillies
Boston Red Sox 9-1 Los Angeles Angels
Oakland Athletics 9-7 Detroit Tigers
Arizona Diamondbacks 5-3 Miami Marlins
New York Mets 4-3 Pittsburgh Pirates
Cincinnati Reds 5-3 Atlanta Braves
San Diego Padres 3-2 Texas Rangers
Houston Astros 7-0 Toronto Blue Jays
Milwaukee Brewers 5-1 Kansas City Royals
St Louis Cardinals 11-2 Cleveland Indians
Chicago White Sox 8-4 Minnesota Twins
San Francisco Giants 3-2 Colorado Rockies
Chicago Cubs 9-4 Los Angeles Dodgers
MARINERS AT ORIOLES
Seattle will go for their third straight win over lowly Baltimore on Wednesday. The Mariners came out on top 5-3 in the series opener and pulled out a 3-2 victory Tuesday. Wade LeBlanc will take the mound for Seattle while Alex Cobb is set to start for the Orioles. The Mariners opened their 10-game road trip with four straight losses, but they have rebounded with wins in three of their last four games.