7/3/15- Early Fireworks Sparks Comeback
The Yankees kicked off the Fourth Of July weekend a year ago by trailing the Tampa Bay Rays in dreary fashion as their 3-0 deficit felt like 20-0. What I’m saying is: the game felt over.
That is until Mark Teixeira launched a game-tying three-run shot in the bottom of the eight to knot the game up at three apiece.
Then, in the 12th inning, the Yankees’ first baseman singled in a run to cut Tampa’s lead to 5-4, followed by fireworks being lit up beyond right-center field, foreshadowing what was about to happen.
On the very next pitch, Brian McCann cranked a three-run walk-off blast to lift New York, in dramatic fashion, to an extraordinary 7-5 win on the eve of Independence Day.