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Short-handed Yankees walk it off against Phillies, continue their winning ways without sluggers

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The New York Yankees on Wednesday night time prevailed in extras over the Philadelphia Phillies (NYY 6, PHI 5) and in doing so received their fourth straight and moved to 6 video games above .500 for the primary time since June 2. 

The Yanks received it on a tenth inning walk-off pinch-hit RBI single from Ryan LaMarre: 

That made for the Yankees’ seventh walk-off win of the season, which suggests they now path simply the A’s (eight) and Rockies (10) in that exact class. The Yankees led 5-2 going into the eighth, however the Phillies had been in a position to rating three off reliever Zach Britton to tie it. That arrange LaMarre’s heroics, as he plated the automated runner — catcher Gary Sanchez — with one out. For the Yankees, Rougned Odor and Gleyber Torres every homered, and relievers not named Britton mixed for 4 2/3 scoreless in reduction of Asher Wojciechowski, who was making his first begin as a Yankee. Wojciechowski, allowed two runs on three hits in 4 innings, turned the tenth beginning pitcher for the Yankees this season. The win means the Yankees at the moment are 4-1 since shedding slugging outfielder Aaron Judge and third baseman Gio Urshela to the COVID-19 record. They’ve additionally received 9 of their final 12.

For the Yankees, the win completes a two-game interleague “sweep” — the quotes are mandatory when speaking a couple of sweep of a two-game collection — and leads into a significant stretch of schedule. Starting Thursday, the Yankees will play a four-game highway collection against the first-place Red Sox, and after an off day on Monday, they’re going to play a three-game highway set against the second-place Rays. How they fare in that stretch might inform what GM Brian Cashman does previous to the July 30 commerce deadline.

On the opposite facet of issues, the loss drops the Phillies again to .500 at 47-47. They now path the Mets within the NL East by 3.5 video games. Also regarding is that outfielder Bryce Harper, Philly’s best hitter this season, could have ankle issues: 

The Phillies start an eight-game homestand on Thursday.  

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