JP Sears pitched 5 2/3 innings, allowing no runs on three hits and one walk while striking out one to earn the win in New York’s 2-1 victory over Oakland on Tuesday.
Sears has been a versatile and valuable arm for manager Aaron Boone in his appearances up from the Triple-A RailRiders this season. Sears improved to 3-0 and has yet to allow a run in 12 1/3 innings across four appearances (two starts) to begin his Major League career. Sears last pitched for New York back on May 25 against Baltimore in his first career Major League start. Sears was optioned back to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after Tuesday’s game.