Game 80 | 43-37, 1st : The evening began with a moving rendition of the National Anthem by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and ended with a dramatic 3-run walk off home run by Brian McCann.
In something we don’t say around here very often — Chasen Shreve — the vulture — allowed the go-ahead run which was charged to Adam Warren, and one of his own for a 5-3 deficit heading into the bottom of the 12th. That’s when the magic happened.
Here’s the box score, full recap, and video highlights.
The Set Up
Yankees 7, Rays 5
“Any time you’ve got a three-game series, especially at home, you really need to win those, and if you lose the first it’s hard to win two out of three. Like I said, if you lose that (kind of) game, it’s hard to go to sleep tonight and then you’ve got to get up early tomorrow and get after it again. It’ll be a little bit easier to fall asleep tonight, for sure.” ‐ Brett Gardner, who called this ‘the biggest win of the year’ (h/t: Mike Zacchio/LoHud)
FOOTNOTES : Tonight’s walkoff by the Yankees was their first of the season, and last since Derek Jeter’s in Boston last September…