Walkoff in 11th! NY 4 Baltimore 3

The Yankees tied the game in the bottom of the 10th, and won the game in the bottom of the 11th when Giancarlo Stanton ripped a single up the middle to plate Aaron Judge.

The Yanks had held a 2-0 lead throughout most of the game as Nestor Cortes Jr.was pitching a shutout through 5 innings, but Baltimore tied it 2-2 with runs in the 6th and 7th — one off Jonathan Loaisiga.

The win at Yankee Stadium on a beautiful, 70-degree early September Friday night — the day after Hurricane Ida ravaged NYC with 9 inches of rain — kept NY 1.5 games ahead of Boston for 2nd place.

1. Cortes Terrific Again

Nestor Cortes Jr.was terrific again as the Yankee starter. He had the shutout going through 5 innings, and finished with 5.2 innings, 4 hits, 7 strikeouts, 2 walks, and 1 run allowed.

Cortes’ only mistake on the night was a 90-MPH 4-seam fastball that caught too much of the plate in the 5th that Trey Mancini hit for a homerun to make it 2-1. But that could happen to anyone.

Cortes now has a 2.67 ERA through 67.1 innings and 9 starts.

2. Stanton Homer Puts Yanks Ahead

Giancarlo Stanton started off the scoring with a Missile to centerfield in the bottom of the 4th to give NY a 1-0 lead.

The Yanks got their 2nd run in the 5th, when with 1 out, Rougned Odor walked, Gary Sanchez singled him to center, and DJ LeMahieu hit a sac fly to right to score Odor and make it 2-0 NY.

3. Loaisiga Coughs Up HR to Mateo

Jonathan Loaisiga coughed up a homer to Jorge Mateo in the 7th to tie the score 1-1. Yes that Jorge Mateo. The former Yank was with San Diego earlier this season and traded to Baltimore at the trade deadline.

Mateo was batting .207 with San Diego after 87 at bats but is batting .321 with Baltimore in 81 at bats and all of a sudden — with a .262 overall average on the season — it looks like he may yet have a chance to make it in the bigs, and live up partly to the huge reputation he had coming up in the low minors.

4. Green & Chapman Throws Zeros

Chad Green pitched a shutout 8th and Aroldis Chapman threw a shutout 9th.

But Wandy Peralta allowed a single to 1st baseman Ryan Mountcastle with the inherited runner on 2nd in the top of the 10th to put Baltimore ahead 3-2.

The 6’4 Mountcastle started the season poorly but has raised his average to .267 and is now having another splendid season after the great rookie year last year when he batted .333 in 126 at bats in the 60-game season.

5. Yanks Tie It in 10th

DJ LeMahieu got a HUGE 1-out single off Baltimore reliever Cole Sulser in the bottom of the 10th to tie the game, scoring inherit runner Tyler Wade.

6. Yanks Win It in 11th

Clay Holmes pitched the top of the 11th and allowed a leadoff single to put 1st and 3rd nobody out. But he got a popout, shallow fly out, and strikeout to end the inning with no runs allowed.

That brought the Yanks to the bottom of the 11th with Aaron Judge on 2nd as the inherited runner, and Giancarlo Stanton to the plate to lead off. He Ripped a high-exit-velocity single up the middle for the old ballgame.


  • Aaron Judge went 1-5 to lower his average from .301 to .300.

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