Miami Marlins shortstop Jazz Chisholm throws to first base attempting a double play in the first inning Sunday against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Wendell Cruz/USA TODAY Sports

New York’s DJ LeMahieu wrapped up the American League batting title, but the Yankees were dealt a 5-0 loss by the Miami Marlins in the regular-season finale for both teams Sunday at Yankee Stadium.

The Yankees (33-27) secured the No. 5 seed in the playoffs. The Yankees will face Cleveland, which is the No. 4 seed, in the opening, wild-card, best-of-three round beginning Tuesday. The Indians will have home field advantage.

LeMahieu had two more hits to finish with a .364 average and easily beat out the competition. Defending AL batting champion Time Anderson of the Chicago White Sox finished second at .3xx.

LeMahieu became the first player to win batting titles in both leagues, after winning the 2016 crown in 2016 for the Colorado Rockies with a .348 average.

LeMahieu became the first Yankee to win a batting title since 1998 when Bernie Williams led the AL with a .339 average, two points ahead of Mo Vaughn, then with the Boston Red Sox.

LeMahieu was not the only Yankee to win an individual title.

First baseman Luke Voit finished with 22 homers to become the first Yankee first baseman to win a home run title since Mark Teixeira in 2009.

Jazz Chisholm hit a two-run double and homered for the Marlins (31-29), who secured their first winning record since 2009 but also lost outfielder Starling Marte (ear contusion) and starting pitcher Jose Urena (hand) in the opening three innings.

Corey Dickerson had an RBI single and Brian Anderson homered for the Marlins, who finished second in the NL East.

For the third straight game, the Marlins took a 3-0 lead in the opening innings. Chisholm’s two-run double made it 2-0 and he scored on a base hit by Dickerson three batters later.

Anderson’s 11th homer of the season came in the fifth inning and extended Miami’s lead to 4-0. Chisholm’s home run in the eighth, his second, made it 5-0.

After getting the lead, the Marlins lost Marte and Urena. Marte was hit on the helmet by Clarke Schmidt’s 94 mph fastball in the second and Urena exited after LeMahieu’s 103.9 mph liner in the third struck him on the right hand.

Urena allowed two hits in 2 1/3 innings before exiting. Daniel Castano (1-2) earned his first career win with 6 1/3 scoreless innings, while giving up four hits.

Schmidt (0-1) allowed three runs on four hits in four innings.

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

FieldLevelMedia

Tags

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.