Not one, not two, not three, but four Yankees pitched in to give New York its second win in as many days.
It started with Miguel Andujar in the third to extend the Yankees’ lead to 5-2. Brett Gardner, Gleyber Torres and Aaron Hicks followed in the fourth, eighth and ninth innings, respectively, and New York ran away with a 10-3 win over Baltimore.
#StartSpreadingTheNews #playersweekend edition… #Pickles with 6+ strong innings with 7k’s, #Gardner rbi single, #G rbi single, #Hicksie rbi single and #Ro with a solo homerun?? bullpen??, #ElAcido to close !!.. WHAT A GAME!!..
— Sir Didi Gregorius (@DidiG18) August 26, 2018
What a game indeed.
New York also won the second game of its double-header Saturday 5-1.
The Yankees sit 4 1/2 games ahead in the American League wild-card race of the Athletics and nine games of the Mariners, who are trying to put together a late season surge.
Studs of the night
Talk about clutch.
The Mariners were one out away from losing by two runs in the first of a three-game series against Arizona, but Kyle Seager hit a two-run double down the right field line to bring both base runners home and tie the game at three runs apiece. Seager’s 30th double of the season sent the game into extra innings where Seattle would win 4-3.
San Francisco’s Andrew Suarez impressed by throwing seven scoreless innings in the Giants’ 5-3 win over the Rangers.
Andy you so fancy
#PlayersWeekend #SFGiants pic.twitter.com/7jwFSGFjWQ
— San Francisco Giants (@SFGiants) August 25, 2018
In seven innings of work, he only allowed three hits while striking out five. Suarez was awarded the win and moved to 5-9 on the season.
Dud of the night
Look no further than the entire Nationals lineup, which couldn’t bring in a single run against the Mets. While Washington mustered up seven hits, it couldn’t get things done down the stretch and New York went on to win 3-0. The Nationals have now gone three full games without scoring a run.
How about No. 30 on your 28th birthday, Max Muncy?
The Dodger knocked one out of the park as he celebrated his birthday Saturday in Los Angeles’ 5-4 extra-inning win over the Padres.
Max Muncy’s celebrating his 28th birthday with dingers.
That’s No. 30! pic.twitter.com/wP1nco7Fma
— MLB (@MLB) August 26, 2018
Cardinals (72-58) at Rockies (71-58) 2:10 p.m. ET — The Rockies enter the rubber match against the Cardinals on Sunday. Colorado also sits just 1/2 game out of the National League wild-card race. The Rockies blew out the Cardinals on Saturday as pinch hitter Matt Holliday hit his first home run of the season in the seventh inning to help cement a 9-1 victory. Colorado is hoping to build off the momentum in the finale.