Yankees Walk It Off, Guardians Rally

Jonathan Grant | August 18th, 2022

The New York Yankees have been in the middle of a serious rut of late. Coming into Wednesday night’s showdown with the Tampa Bay Rays, they were facing the possibility of being swept through three games. That didn’t come to fruition in the end, as they rallied from 4-0 down after the top of the sixth to win 8-7 in ten frames. Gleyber Torres hit a two-run homer to give them life in the bottom of the sixth and they then tacked on a run in the seventh and eighth to force extras before Tampa again took the lead in the top of the tenth.

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A Francisco Mejia double appeared to have won it for them as they drove in three to make it 7-4, but Josh Donaldson had the last laugh, hitting a grand slam in the bottom of the inning to send the home fans home happy. Elsewhere, the Cleveland Guardians also rallied to maintain a one-game lead in the AL Central over the Minnesota Twins. Down 4-1 after six and a half, they plated eight in the bottom of the eight to down the Detroit Tigers 8-4 and remain atop the division as a result. And finally, the New York Mets got an impressive debut out of prospect Brett Baty as he homered off the second pitch he saw as his team won 9-7 in Atlanta over the Braves. Not a bad way to start your career, is it?

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