RP - BAL
Cesar Valdez struck out two in a perfect ninth inning.
Valdez is tied for third place in the Majors in saves.
Cesar Valdez allowed two hits in one inning.
Valdez allowed back-to-back singles to start the frame but got the next three batters out for the save. He's got a 3.07 xFIP and 4.33 K/BB ratio this season.
Cesar Valdez got four outs, allowing one hit and striking out one batter.
Valdez was economical, throwing just nine pitches. He entered with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the eighth and allowed a single to Gio Urshela. Two runs scored on the single, but Aaron Judge was thrown out at third base. Then the umpires ruled incorrectly that Judge was tagged out before D.J. LeMahieu scored, and the Yankees were not allowed to challenge, and the umpires took a run off the board. Valdez allowed two hard-hit balls.
Cesar Valdez struck out three of the four batters he faced and didn't allow a baserunner.
Valdez is now four for five in save attempts this season. The righty has a 2.50 xFIP and 10.00 K/BB ratio in eight appearances. He's rising the closer rankings and should be owned everywhere.