WATCH: Yankees’ Gleyber Torres hurts ankle, 9th inning comeback stalls

Alexander Wilson
New York Yankees, Gleyber Torres

The New York Yankees were mounting an incredible comeback after being no-hit through six innings during Sunday’s contest against the Houston Astros. With Astros SP Jose Urquidy allowing just one hit and one earned run over seven innings and 100 pitches, the Yankees finally got on the board thanks to a Giancarlo Stanton homer in the bottom of the 7th.

Stanton bombed the home run 436 feet to centerfield, giving the Yankees a glimmer of hope. In the bottom of the 8th inning, lead-off man DJ LeMahieu smacked a homer to left field, driving in Isiah Kiner-Falefa. This tied the game at 3–3.

However, in the bottom of the 9th inning, the Yankees had an opportunity to win the game once again, similar to their heroics on Thursday night.

Starting 2nd baseman Gleyber Torres stole second, but the throw from catcher Martin Maldonado went over the head of Jeremy Peña. With the ball soaring into centerfield, Torres rounded second and made his way to third base, giving Aaron Hicks a chance to win the game.

Unfortunately, Hicks struck out and Torres stumbled on his way back to third base, twisting his right ankle in the process.

Torres stayed on the ground for several minutes, but he managed to walk off under his own power. As he was exiting the dugout, manager Aaron Boone and a medical staffer aided him down the stairs, indicating the injury could be serious.

Twisted ankles can be problematic, especially when running and changing direction quickly. Hopefully, the injury isn’t anything serious and Torres can make a speedy recovery with the Yankees preparing to face off against the Oakland Athletics in the Bronx this upcoming week.