Yankees sink Phillies on pinch hit walk-off in extra innings
The Yankees got the Red Sox-garbed monkey off their back last weekend, but still only made up one game in the AL East.
Now they have another golden chance to put a dent in the division lead this weekend in Boston — and picked up some extra wind in their sails before leaving The Bronx on Wednesday night.
The shorthanded Yankees coughed up a three-run lead late but still found a way to win a fourth straight game, beating the Phillies, 6-5, on a walk-off single from Ryan LaMarre in the 10th inning.
With Gary Sanchez starting the bottom of the 10th on second base, Gleyber Torres moved him to third on a sacrifice bunt. LaMarre then pinch-hit for Brett Gardner against left-hander Ranger Suarez, with the Phillies switching to a five-man infield.
It was of little use, though, as LaMarre roped a fly ball on the first pitch he saw. It landed on the warning track in right field to score Sanchez and set off a wild celebration in the infield.
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