Game of the Month

8/31/16 — NYY: 5 KC: 4 (10 innings)

John Rieger, USATSI
John Rieger, USATSI

The game, and win, of the month took place on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning. The Yankees were in danger of falling 4.5 games off the pace in the wild card hunt and 1.5 games behind the Royals, a team they desperately needed to leap in the standings.

Heading into the 10th inning in KC, with the game knotted at four, the Yanks had already used Dellin Betances for six outs and were extremely empty-handed.

However, they were able to eke out a win. Jacoby Ellsbury collected a RBI single in the top half of the 10th and Chasen Shreve somehow wiggled out of bases loaded, one-out trouble in the home half.

The Yankees came away with a huge win at Kauffman Stadium and maintained their position in the standings.

Yesterday’s substantial win, which helped them leap over the Royals, placing them 2.5 games back of a playoff spot, would not have been possible without the efforts of the previous night.

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