The Yankees pulled off the 6-5 comeback victory Tuesday at Yankee Stadium in New York.
Didi Gregorious and Aaron Hicks made outs to start the bottom of the tenth frame, with the game tied at 5-5. Miguel Andujar laced a two-out double to left field before Torres stepped up to the plate to face Astros reliever Brad Peacock.
The righty worked a 2-2 count against the second baseman before tossing in a 95.2-mph fastball for his sixth offering of the exchange. Torres ripped a single to right field, plating Andujar from second base for the game-winning run.
"It feels good when I help the team," Torres told the YES Network after the game. "When I get an opportunity I just try to do my job and be simple."
Andujar got on base again, starting the ninth inning with a walk. Torres followed by striking out swinging before Gardner walked up to the plate. Gardner tied the game with a two-run homer to right center field.
Yankees flamethrower Aroldis Chapman got out of the top of the tenth frame without allowing the run, setting the table for Torres' walk-off single.
Torres went 2-for-5 with two RBIs and two strikeouts in the win. He is now hitting .321 on the season. Gardner went 4-for-5 with two home runs, three RBIs, two runs scored and a strikeout for the Yankees.