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Yankees make more MLB history with walk-off magic vs. Red Sox

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Yankees make more MLB history with walk-off magic vs.  Red Sox

Something special is happening in the Bronx. But it’s more than just Aaron Judge’s quest for home run history and the Triple Crown.

The New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox Thursday, 5-4 in 10 innings, thanks to a walk-off single from Josh Donaldson.


The win came two days after the Yankees walked off the Pittsburgh Pirates, 9-8, on Giancarlo Stanton’s game-winning grand slam.

Here are some walk-off fun facts per Yankees PR:

– Thursday marked their Major League-leading 16th “walk-off” win of the season … according to Elias, their 16 “walk-off” wins this season are their second-most in franchise history, trailing only the 1943 Yankees ( 17).

– According to Elias, the Yankees are just the sixth team in the Modern Era (since 1900) to record at least 16 “walk-off” wins in a season, joining the 1959 Pirates (18), 1977 Pirates (17), 1943 Yankees (17), 1997 Marlins (16) and 1987 Twins (16).

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Thursday’s win clinched a playoff spot for the Yankees, who remain in contention for the American League East division title.

– The Yankees clinched their 58th playoff appearance in franchise history (120 seasons, 48.3%) … marks their sixth consecutive postseason berth (since 2017) and 24th trip to the postseason in the last 28 years (since 1995).

– Manager Aaron Boone is the first manager in Major League history to reach the postseason in each of his first five managerial seasons (credit: Elias).


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