Josh Donaldson’s grand slam in 10th leads Yankees to comeback win

Josh Donaldson’s grand slam in 10th leads Yankees to comeback win

The way in which the Yankees have been hitting currently, their video games have largely lacked drama as a result of their lineup has not posed a lot menace of a comeback.

They made up for it in emphatic vogue Wednesday night time.

After wiping out a four-run deficit to power further innings after which falling behind by three runs within the prime of the tenth, Josh Donaldson pulled the Yankees from the depths of despair with a walk-off grand slam for an 8-7 win in The Bronx.

Josh Donaldson flips his bat after hitting the game-winning grand slam homer within the tenth inning of the Yankees’ 8-7 comeback win over the Rays.Getty Pictures

With Aaron Choose the automated runner on second base, a Gleyber Torres single and an Anthony Rizzo stroll in opposition to Rays reliever Jalen Beeks loaded the bases for Donaldson, who had been caught in a 3-for-28 stoop. He shot an 0-1 pitch to the alternative area and it landed within the quick porch to set off a wild celebration.

On a day that started with calling up Oswaldo Cabrera and Estevan Florial for a youthful injection to their lineup, the Yankees (73-45) received for the third time of their final 14 video games and confirmed indicators of rediscovering their mojo.

Aroldis Chapman misplaced the strike zone within the prime of the tenth inning, however he was nonetheless one strike away from leaving the bases loaded with a 4-4 tie intact earlier than Francisco Mejia grounded a bases-clearing double down the first-base line to place the Rays up 7-4

After pitching a scoreless ninth inning, Scott Effross retired the primary batter of the tenth inning earlier than giving solution to Chapman, who inherited the automated runner. Chapman began his outing by strolling the primary two batters he confronted on 9 pitches to load the bases.

Following a go to from pitching coach Matt Blake, Chapman struck out Jose Siri after which bought an 0-2 rely on Mejia earlier than the decisive blow.

Chapman had been a lot improved of late. He entered the night time with 9 straight scoreless appearances wherein he had allowed only one stroll and three hits.

The Yankees mob Josh Donaldson after his game-winning grand slam within the tenth inning. AP

Within the eighth inning, Anthony Rizzo delivered the large swing the Yankees had been lacking. He crushed a solo house run into the right-field seats off Rays lefty Brooks Raley to tie the rating 4-4 an inning after the Yankees had squandered a high quality probability to tie it or take the lead.

The homer snapped a 2-for-26 funk wherein Rizzo had been mired since he missed 5 video games with again spasms.

The much-maligned Aaron Hicks pinch-hit for Isiah Kiner-Falefa to guide off the underside of the ninth and struck out in an eight-pitch at-bat. Then, with two outs, Aaron Choose despatched a cost into the gang however flew out to the warning monitor in heart area, sending the sport to extras.

Josh Donaldson factors to the Yankees’ dugout after his game-winning grand slam within the tenth inning.Getty Pictures

After a 63-minute rain delay within the prime of the seventh — and a pleasant shoestring seize by Florial to maintain the Rays’ lead at 4-2 shortly after play resumed — the Yankees confirmed indicators of life within the backside of the inning.

Jose Trevino led off with a broken-bat single and DJ LeMahieu, in his first look since Saturday due to a toe harm, adopted with a pinch-hit single on the primary pitch he confronted. One out later, Andrew Benintendi walked to load the bases.

The Rays introduced in reliever Pete Fairbanks, who promptly walked Aaron Choose on 4 pitches to deliver the Yankees inside 4-3.

However Gleyber Torres got here up subsequent and on the primary pitch hit into an inning-ending double play.

Ron Marinaccio, referred to as again up from Triple-A earlier within the day for the injured Clay Holmes, tossed 1 ²/₃ scoreless innings after the rain delay to maintain the Yankees inside placing distance.

Rays veteran Corey Kluber continued to torment his former crew, limiting the Yankees to simply two runs — on a Torres house run within the sixth — throughout six innings whereas placing out eight. In three begins in opposition to the Yankees this season, Kluber owns a 1.50 ERA.

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