Sunday, July 16, 2017
The Yankees needed this one, and they would have played all night to get it.
Didi Gregorius’ RBI single was the go-ahead hit for the Bombers in a thrilling 4-1, 16-inning victory over the Red Sox on Saturday at Fenway Park. Seven innings earlier, Matt Holliday forced extras with a game-tying homer off Craig Kimbrel—the first Fenway blown save in 31 career opportunities for the Boston closer.
“The winning is the best part,” Gregorius said. “You play a long game and you win, that means you never give up. Everybody is there, battling and playing the right way until the last out. That’s what we did today.”
Seems hard to believe that they actually won this thing, doesn’t it?
Do note that the Red Sox played the game under protest from the 11th inning on. It would be hard to believe that their protest would be upheld, but that would be the most epic way to lose a game, wouldn’t it? Actually WIN it and then go back and lose it? If any team could pull that off…
They used up so many pitchers that CC Sabathia will now pitch Game 1 of the doubleheader on Sunday, because good or bad, CC usually will give you length at least.
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