Gerrit Cole struck out eight in 6 1/3 innings to best Aaron Nola as the New York Yankees beat the visiting Philadelphia Phillies 4-2 Wednesday afternoon in frigid conditions
Gleyber Torres continued his hot start with three hits, including a pair of RBI singles, as the Yankees won for the fourth time in six games. Torres also had two of New York's three stolen bases
Jose Trevino hit a two-run homer for the Yankees
Cole (2-0) gave up a run on three hits. He exited after being charged with a violation for taking too long to throw a 3-2 pitch to Nick Castellanos, who was credited with a walk and scored on a bases-loaded sacrifice fly by Jake Cave off Jonathan Loaisiga.
Loaisiga allowed a single to Bryson Stott and loaded the bases by plunking Alec Bohm in the back. After Cave's sacrifice fly, Loaisiga prevented the Phillies from tying it when pinch hitter Josh Harrison grounded out
Kyle Schwarber homered for the second straight game for the Phillies
Cole was also aided by the Phillies committing two outs on the bases. Trea Turner made the final out of the third by getting picked off. Darick Hall made the final out of the fourth when he was thrown out by right fielder Franchy Cordero trying to stretch his single into a double
The game was played in 48 degrees and both teams saw players depart with injuries.
New York's Josh Donaldson exited with a tight right hamstring after flying out in the second. Hall exited with a sprained right thumb following his at-bat in the fourth, and Philadelphia center fielder Brandon Marsh was a late scratch with a mild left ankle sprain.
Nola (0-1) allowed three runs and seven hits in six-plus innings. Nola struck out five and was lifted after Oswaldo Cabrera walked.
Two batters after Cabrera reached, Trevino lined a homer off Gregory Soto down the left field line to push the lead to 4-1.
After Schwarber lined a 1-2 changeup into the right field seats to draw the Phillies within 4-2, Loaisiga ended the eighth by quickly getting the final two outs. Clay Holmes struck out the side in the ninth for his first save
--Field Level Media