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From a hitting standpoint, it was Tyler Austin’s ninth-inning home run with two out that completed a Yankees comeback and defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 last Friday night. From a pitching standpoint, it was CC Sabathia notching 6 1/3 scoreless innings during New York’s 3-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers that prevented a costly sweep amid the Yankees’ late push to nab, at least, one of the two American League Wild Card berths, and perhaps more.
McDonald’s Rewind and Archive
A September series at Fenway Park between the Yankees and Red Sox – sounds familiar. Back in 1978, New York had already erased 10 ½ games of its 14 ½ game deficit when it came to Fenway, early in September, and swept Boston, scoring tons of runs in what would later get dubbed the “Boston Massacre”. Then the Yankees took the lead before the Red Sox, with its own win streak, rallied to force that AL East one-game playoff that turned Bucky Dent into an expletive in New England.
Eaton Crouse Hinds Community Corner
Yes, he has hurt the Yankees immensely over the course of the last 13 years, but on September 29, during New York’s home series against Boston, the Yankees, like all the other American League teams have this season, will honor David Ortiz. The further irony of this particular ceremony is that Ortiz just tied Mickey Mantle’s total of 536 career home runs. One will be very curious to see the reaction among Yankee fans attending this game, especially if the post-season is still within the reach of the pinstripes.
The U.S. Army Weekly Recap: A long Yankees homestand brought the boys from the Bronx closer to the precious American League playoff spots. From sweeping the Toronto Blue Jays to taking three out of four from the Tampa Bay Rays to snaring one of the three games from the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers, New York went 7-3 and entered its pivotal series at Boston two games behind Toronto for the second AL berth, and with a good series at Fenway Park, the AL West might not be out of reach, either.