Short-handed Yankees walk it off against Phillies, continue their winning ways without sluggers

a man in a baseball gameThe New York Yankees on Wednesday night prevailed in extras over the Philadelphia Phillies (NYY 6, PHI 5) and in doing so won their fourth straight and moved to six games above .500 for the first time since June 2.

The Yanks won it on a 10th inning walk-off pinch-hit RBI single from Ryan LaMarre.That made for the Yankees’ seventh walk-off win of the season, which means they now trail just the A’s (eight) and Rockies (10) in that particular category. The Yankees led 5-2 going into the eighth, but the Phillies were able to score three off reliever Zach Britton to tie it. That set up LaMarre’s heroics, as he plated the automatic runner — catcher Gary Sanchez — with one out. For the Yankees, Rougned Odor and Gleyber Torres each homered, and relievers not named Britton combined for 4 2/3 scoreless in relief of Asher Wojciechowski, who was making his first start as a Yankee. Wojciechowski, allowed two runs on three hits in four innings, became the 10th starting pitcher for the Yankees this season. The win means the Yankees are now 4-1 since losing slugging outfielder Aaron Judge and third baseman Gio Urshela to the COVID-19 list. They’ve also won nine of their last 12.

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