At the end of the 10th round, 7-4 down, the Yankees looked doomed to another defeat, but Josh Donaldson decided otherwise with a grand slam victory at Yankee Stadium Wednesday night. New York ultimately took an 8-7 win over the Tampa Bay Rays.
The Yankees have lost 12 of their last 15 games, ending a three-game losing streak.
Aaron Judge, Gleyber Torres and Anthony Rizzo took the lead as Donaldson hit the ball across the court. The Yankees veteran dropped his stick as soon as he touched the ball, and the Yankees bunker was suddenly empty.
Aroldis Chapman will be the one who will survive this outcome the most. The reliever allowed three runs at the top of the 10th inning in a double by Francisco Mejia when all of the bases were occupied.
10th round winner grand slam!
The Yankees were down 4-0 at the end of the 6th round as Torres started the comeback with a two-hit homer.
New York added a run to 7th as Judge walked in loaded with bases, after which Rizzo tied the game with his 28th long ball of the season.
The Yankees finally got help from their offense and scored more than three points in a game for the first time since August 8. New York have only scored one point in their last three games.
The Yankees have been 9-16 since the All-Star Game timeout, but their lead over Tampa Bay and Toronto in the All-American East Division has increased to 10 games.
Imperial Ohtani, but defeated
Shohei Ohtani once again delivered an inspiring batting performance, but the Los Angeles Angels failed to capitalize on the Japanese excellence and lost 11-7 to the Mariners.
Ohtani scored a three-pointer in the second consecutive game as he threw the ball into the right field in the 7th inning. Late in the 9th inning, he made the 27th home run of his season to add two more runs to the board.
Ohatni finished the game with four hits, four RBIs and two points. However, he didn’t have a double to make a carousel. In the last two games, Ohtani has taken seven hits out of nine.
The Mariners were the first team to score by four runs in round 3, thanks in particular to singles by Mitch Haniger and Carlos Santana.
Eugenio Suarez’s Homers and Cal Raleigh put Seattle up 7-1 in the 5th inning. Jesse Winker took a long stride in the game as Raleigh hit the game’s second homer in the 9th inning.
Ohtani caught the Angels with his homer at the end of the 9th inning within four runs of the Mariners, but his effort fell short.
On the mound, Angels starting player Touki Toussaint takes his defeat. After allowing three hits and four runs in two and three halves, he withdrew from the game. George Kirby scored his 5th win of the season, along with scoring seven goals.
The Angels swept in a three-game series against the Mariners. Seattle has won six of its last eight games.
Elsewhere in America
Royal 0 – Twin 4
KC : Salvador Perez and Vinnie Pasquantino each hit two
MIN : Jose Miranda finished the game with one point, two hits and two RBIs
Tigers 4 – Guardians 8
TED : Starter Daniel Norris allowed four innings and a run in five
KEY : A Steven Kwan double in the 8th inning set the Guardians’ six-shot thrust tone
Athletics 7 – Rangers 2
OAK : A productive night of three runs, three hits and three RBIs for Sean Murphy
TEXTILE : Cole Ragans lost after giving up four innings and three runs in five
Astros 3 – White Sox 2
HOO : Framber Valdez scored his 12th victory of the season after seven innings and two runs.
CWS : Jose Abreu took two hits and scored a run