After a time of floods and disasters, the New York Yankees are set to find who they genuinely are in the postseason.
Aaron Judge drove home the victorious run with a one-out single in the tenth inning and the Yankees got a season finisher billet in their last at-bat of the ordinary season by beating the Tampa Bay Rays 1-0 on Sunday.
“It’s been a crazy, wild, outrageous year,” chief Aaron Boone said. “Fitting that it would come down to the last day to get in, yet I love our social occasion.”
Gio Urshela made a Derek Jeter-esque catch, charging recklessly into the gathering opening in the sixth inning, and New York used six pitchers in a five-hitter to finish the year 92-70, punching a fifth consecutive postseason ticket after practically falling into a labyrinth of abrupt demise round circumstances.
The Yankees had their sacks squeezed, knowing a disaster to the 100-win Rays could send them into one of a couple of potential Game 163s all over town Monday. Taking everything into account, they’ll play in Tuesday night’s AL extraordinary case game at Fenway Park after the adversary Boston Red Sox revived to beat Washington later on Sunday.
New York were a .500 club past the midpoint of the period, tumbling to 41-41 on 4 July. The Yankees are 51-29 since.
“We’re ready to put forth our attempt,” Boone said. “Feel like I understand we can beat anyone when we’re at our best.”
Rougned Odor started the tenth with a single against Josh Fleming (10-8), essentially New York’s ensuing hit. Press runner Tyler Wade advanced to second on Gleyber Torres’ flyout to the notification track in concentration, and Anthony Rizzo moved Wade to third with a one-out single.
Andrew Kittredge hit on face Judge, who ripped a 104.4 mph line drive off the right-hander’s glove. The ball skipped toward pulled in second baseman Brandon Lowe, whose unstable throw home wasn’t practically on time to get a sliding Wade.
Partners amassed a smiling Judge most of the way among first and second, and fans discussed “MVP! MVP!” at the substance of the foundation during an on-field meet.
“I wouldn’t say we inhaled out,” Judge said. “We really have a huge load of work to do.”
The Los Angeles Dodgers will stand up to the St Louis Cardinals on Wednesday in the National League extraordinary case game.