The Yankees beat the A’s by a score of 7-6 as they walk-off for the 4th time this year. Domingo Germán faced off against Andrew Triggs. Germán looked to build off a 6 inning no-hit performance his last time out.
Bottom of the 2nd and the Yankees would strike first off of back to back homers by Gary Sanchez and Aaron Hicks which made it 2-0.
However, their lead would not hold as Domingo Germán, who has been cruising along until this inning, would surrender a 3-run home run to Kris Davis making it 3-2 A’s. The first 3 runs given up in Germán’s career as a starting pitcher. That would not be all. Mark Cahna would single in 2 more runs making it 5-2. A rude awakening for Germán in that inning, as he had known nothing but success as a starter, until that inning.
The Yankees would fail to score in the top of the 5th and the A’s would capitalize with an RBI sacrifice fly by Jed Lowrie. 6-2 Athletics now.
Bottom 5 and the comeback was on. A towering 2-run shot for Judge would make it 6-4. Then Neil Walker would bloop one into center, which dropped in for an RBI single to drive in another, 6-5 now. Next up, Miguel Andujar would lace an RBI single to left to tie it at 6.
Top of the 9th, same score and Aroldis Chapman came on, looking to keep it tied for the bottom half of the inning. Chapman would walk the bases loaded, setting up what seemed like it would be, a huge inning for the A’s. Chapman would dial it back in to strike out Mark Cahna for a huge first out. Next batter, Jonathan Lucroy, who was pinch hitting for Bruce Maxwell, would fly to one to shallow left field. Gardner caught it and fired an accurate one-hopper to the place. A swipe tag by Gary Sanchez was not in time. Or so they thought. The Yankees would challenge the play and after a review the runner was called out. Miraculously Aroldis Chapman worked out of bases loaded nobody out.
The Yankees would fail to score in the bottom of the ninth and we’d have free baseball. AJ Cole took over on the hill and after walking the first 2 batters he faced would toss 2 scoreless innings along with 4 K’s leading the bombers into a dramatic bottom of the 11th
The ultra-clutch Neil Walker would step to the plate and delivered his second RBI of the game which would win the game for the Yankees.
A game that seemed like would be a tough loss for the Yankees at multiple times in the game turned into an exciting 7-6 victory.
Yankees look for another series victory against the A’s tomorrow at 1:05 PM ET. Sevy will be on the bump.