Frazier’s Homer Lifts Yankees After Bullpen is Untouchable

By Lenn Robbins

If the Yankees bullpen keeps this up we just might have to start calling them, “The Untouchables.”

Yes, Clint Frazier was the hero Tuesday night in the Yankees 5-3 win over the Rays, blasting a two-run, walk-off home run in the 11th. But Frazier doesn’t get a chance to be the hero without the stellar Yankees bullpen doing its thing.

After Domingo German had a solid outing allowing three earned runs on three hits through five innings, six Yankees relievers combined to throw six innings of hitless ball. They have been the one constant for the Yankees throughout most of the season.

The win snapped a four-game Yankees losing streak and five-game Rays win streak. Frazier, who was struggling at the start of the season is showing signs of becoming the star the Yankees thought they were getting when they acquired him from the Indians in 2016 for reliever Andrew Miller.

“We needed that,” manager Aaron Boone said. “Some better things across the board — not close to where we need to be, but an important day today to pull that one out, and a great AB there by ‘Fraze’ to finish it off.”

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