1. 6/29/16- Bombers Defeat AL’s Best With Ninth Inning Rally
Staring right into their fourth straight loss and what would have been a ten-game fallback in the American League East race, the Yanks pulled a win out of nowhere that could ultimately provide a spark to a dismal 2016 campaign.
Down 7-4 and facing Texas Rangers’ closer Sam Dyson, catcher Brian McCann pounded a tremendous three-run homer into the seats in right to knot the game up at seven after it was foreseen that New York would go down without a fight.
After a Starlin Castro walk, Yankees’ shortstop Didi Gregorius slapped a fastball just over the wall in right to cap off their first win when trailing by five or more runs in the eighth inning or later since May 1, 2009, against the Angels.
To cap it all off, yes, the Yankees could have had a better first half but if you’re looking for drama, some of the 44 wins truly were memorable and this list proves that to be true.
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