With a nine-point lead, Boone called Zack Britton in for the eighth and Adam Ottavino got the last three strikeouts with an 11-point advantage.
Giancarlo Stanton has not played after starting in two straight games, three of four and four of five.
“Just one day [off] in the middle of the series. He’s good and is rebounding well, ”said Boone of his DH, who is 6 in 21 (.286) with a homerun, three RBIs and a .919 OPS in five games since being retired. injured in September. 15. “So encourage where it is.” ”
Boone used Aaron Judge in the DH spot and started Clint Frazier in right field.
If the Yankees make it out of the first round of the AL playoffs, Masahiro Tanaka’s family will join him in the Southern California bubble where all the AL teams will be sequestered.
Before that, the right-hander will have six days off before starting the second game of the first round, which will be played in the home ball parks. It will likely be against the Twins, but the site has yet to be determined.
“It’s not like I’m exaggerating something just because more days,” said Tanaka, who is 5-3 with a 1.76 ERA in eight playoff games.
Tanaka, who is scheduled to start Wednesday night, needs a win to reach 79. That would tie him to former Yankee Hiroki Kuroda for second place among Japanese MLB pitchers.
“It’s a really good feeling to be able to stay here for so long so you can rack up enough wins to match a pitcher of Kuroda’s caliber,” Tanaka said of his 2014 Yankees teammate.
To make room for Lyon, Michael King was sent to the alternate site and Ben Heller was called back and placed on the 60-day IL with a nerve problem in his right bicep.