This will be brief, because of the other sad post I wrote regarding the passing of the legendary Yogi Berra.
The Yanks won last night 6-4, on a 3-run HR by Greg Bird (10) in the top of the 10th inning. The win puts the Yanks at 83-67 and 2 1/2 behind Toronto with 12 games to go.
They remain 4 up on Houston for WC #1 and six up on the Twins for WC #2. The magic number to get into the wild card game is now 7.
A single by McCann and a SF fly by Beltran gave the Yanks two in the first. Ellsbury had started the game off with a double.
Luis Severino had another strong outing, giving up two runs in six innings. He gave up a solo HR in the third and another run in the fourth.
Carlos Beltran’s 17th HR of the season put the Yanks up 3-2 in the eighth. It was the 390th HR of Beltran’s career, tying him with Graig Nettles on the all-time list.
The Yanks’ bullpen was shaky however. Betances escaped a bases-loaded jam in the 8th, but Andrew Miller gave up a game-tying HR in the bottom of the 9th.
Bird’s HR in the 10th put the Yanks up 6-3 and it was huge because Miller gave up another HR in the bottom of the tenth for the final score of 6-4.
Severino 6 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 3 walks and 3 K. 3.10
Wilson 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 0 K. 3.04
Betances 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 walks and 2 K. 1.40
Miller (W, 3-2) 2 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 2 walks and 4 K. 2.04