If this was the last HR of Mark Teixiera’s career, what a way to go out…with a walk-off grand slam.
The 5-3 win over Boston puts the Yanks at 82-76 and assures them a winning season. Their last losing season was in 1992.
The game was scoreless until the eighth, when Boston loaded the bases with one out. Mookie Betts doubled in two runs and another run scored on a passed ball. The inning started on an error by Castro.
The Yanks only had one hit in the game going into the bottom of the ninth.
Gardner (who got the only hit up to that point) singled. He moved up on defensive indifference, but Ellsbury walked anyway. A WP moved the runners up, and Sanchez walked to load the bases. He was pinch-run for.
Brian McCann walked to force in a run. 3-1 Boston. McCann was PR for.
Castro struck out and Didi popped up, setting the stage for Teixeira and his GW HR.
It was #15 of the season for Teix, #409 of his career.
Bryan Mitchell had a great start.
It was the first MLB victory for James Pazos.
The Yanks tragic # is 1. Just one Orioles win or Yankees loss will eliminate the Yanks from the postseason.
Mitchell 7 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 5 walks, 2 K. 3.24.
Warren 1/3 IP, 3 R, 1 ER, 2 H, 2 walks, 0 K. 4.76 (Cubs/NYY)
Layne 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk, 0 K. 3.45 (Bos/NYY)
Holder 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 1 K. 6.43
Pazos (w, 1-0, 6.75) 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 0 K.