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The New York Yankees add to their 2018 collection of walk-offs on Saturday as Neil Walker puts an end to the Oakland Athletics in the 11th inning.

Forget about that special occasion that is the baseball walk-off and start thinking about when it doesn’t happen these days—pertaining to the 2018 New York Yankees.

It’s been one wild walk-off ride after another for these young Bombers and Neil Walker is the latest to add to the club’s collection.

With two on and two out in the 11th inning, the Yankees first baseman jumped on a first-pitch fastball to single in the winning run in the form of catcher Gary Sanchez.


Walker’s RBI single accounts for the team’s fourth walk-off of the young 2018 campaign.

For the majority of the overcast and gloomy day, things didn’t look terrific for the home team. Domingo German received the start after his impressive debut outing and crashed down to Earth. After spotted an early 2-0 lead, he relented a five-spot in the fourth inning and another run in the fifth. His final line of six runs on six hits while striking out just one in five innings doesn’t quite match up with his first no-hit outing.

But again, thanks to this Bombers offense, it just didn’t matter. With German putting the team in a 6-2 hole, the Yankees immediately responded in the bottom of the sixth with four runs. The big blow came courtesy of Aaron Judge’s two-run shot, his 11th of the season.

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The battle of the bullpens heightened the drama while extending into extra innings. New York’s pen didn’t allow a run and newcomer A.J. Cole threw the final two innings in earning the victory.

Gary Sanchez smacked his 10th home run of the season in the second inning, a solo shot. Aaron Hicks then backed him up a batter later with his third homer of the season. Miguel Andujar and Brett Gardner each collected two hits, as did the hero of the day, Walker.

The New York Yankees will take their MLB-leading 26-12 record into the series finale on Sunday afternoon, the rubber-game of the series. First pitch comes your way at 1:05 p.m. ET.

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