On Tuesday afternoon in the Bronx, the Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-4, sending another strong message.
Both Gleyber Torres and Harrison Bader played crucial roles in the Bombers' offence. A two-run homer by.
Torres in the bottom of the first inning after a rain delay gave the Mets the early lead over Orioles starter Kyle Gibson.
It was his 21st career home run and his 13th this season versus the Orioles. Torres drew a one-out walk a few innings later.
When the score was deadlocked at three. Then, on a Giancarlo Stanton single up the middle, he got a huge head start .
And raced all the way home to give the Yankees the lead again. With Stanton up with a 3-2 count, I had no.
Doubt that I would be racing to the ball. "I just tried to be aggressive," Torres remarked after the game.
"I knew the defence would be deep, so I waited a little bit in anticipation of the throw being to second and then tried to score," he said.