Josh Donaldson's No. 10 walk-off grand slam saved the day as the Yankees claimed they were unlikely to beat the Rays 8-7
The Yankees felt they needed some youthful energy to get out of their funk. A seasoned veteran he might just hit one.
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After Wednesday's roster was superficially upended by the introduction of two potential players, it was struggling slugger Josh Donaldson
"The players loved it," Donaldson said of the on-field celebration. "I think this is definitely a relief from the joy and frustration of the past few weeks."
The Yankees are on a three-game losing streak, and he has won only three in the last 14 games. They're 9-17 since the All-Star break,
And he's 12-22 after completing his 38 games over .500, the all-time high. They moved 10 games up the Rays (62-54) in the American League East.
With Aaron Judge as the ghostrunner at the end of the 10th, singles Graber Torres and Anthony Rizzo departed to set the stage for Donaldson.
Donaldson's grand slam was his 3rd home run at stadium this season. It was the 10th walk-off Grand Slam in Yankees history & only the 3rd for Bombers to score at least 3 runs,
I don't think the last two weeks have been where we are," Donaldson said. "I think it's more of a blip than anything else. Be yourself, race to the last final,
The Yankees had a very strong first half of the season. Wednesday's walkoff will be his 13th of the season.
It was his 31st come-from-behind victory. The Yankees had to hit back twice Wednesday night. Jose Trevino took the lead with a single from his eighth,
Andrew Benintendi pulled a walk and Pete Fairbank's Aaron Judge threw four to cut the Rays lead to 4-3.
Torres, who had an 18-game hitting streak with two-run shots in the sixth inning, ended the threat with a starting double play.
The Yankees hit a bases slam in a double play in the bottom of the 11th inning this season. However, Anthony Rizzo tied the game from eighth place with 28 home runs this season.
Donaldson's struggles, Kyner's Falefa and Aaron Hicks' struggles, and the team's recent slide have led the team to add prospective Floreal
And Oswald his Cabrera to Wednesday's roster.
Floreal did well in the race, finishing seventh and his 2-0 record in his 25th major league game.