Luis Severino flirts with no-hitter as Yankees pick up 3-1 win over Rangers

Luis Severino faced the minimum in seven no-hit innings in his final start before postseason play gets underway later this month.|Art or Photo Credit: AP

ARLINGTON -- For the better part of two weeks, every Aaron Judge at-bat has carried the weight of history, with the Yankees slugger hoping to etch his name in the record books. On Monday, it was Luis Severino’s turn to flirt with immortality.

Making his third start since returning from the injured list, Severino held the Rangers hitless over seven innings, facing the minimum before a rising pitch count forced the Yankees to turn the game over to the bullpen in New York’s 3-1 victory over Texas at Globe Life Field.

Severino struck out seven, the last of which was a swinging punchout of Nathaniel Lowe in the seventh, prompting manager Aaron Boone to intercept the pitcher as he came off the field. Boone placed his hands upon Severino’s shoulders, and though Severino shook his head and refused to make eye contact, Boone was firm: “I can’t let you do it.”

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