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Severino’s inspiring start lifts Yankees to series win

Yankees starter Luis Severino retired the first 11 batters he faced before allowing a single to Jose Altuve in the series finale against the Astros on Wednesday night, and the right-hander’s dominance did not end there.

Severino went seven strong innings, allowing two runs on four hits, while tying a season high with 11 strikeouts, to lead the Yankees to a 5-3 victory and a series win. The Yankees’ ace turned in his ninth straight quality start and 10th of the season.

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