Yanks end regular season swept on road for first time all year following Rays' dramatic late-inning comeback to clinch Wild Card

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The Yankees capped off the 2011 regular season by getting swept on the road for the first time all year — and swept for only the third time all season — as the Tampa Bay...

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Game 162: Yankees 7, Rays 8 (12 Innings)

Dellin Betances made the start for the Yankees and pitched two strong innings, while David Price continued to struggle against the Yankees.  Teixeira went yard again in the fourth, as he added another run for the Bombers.  Andruw Jones added a dinger of his own in the fifth and New York went up 7-0, as the Rays seemed to struggle at the plate against a parade of the Yankees’ minor league arms.

The Rays suddenly came to life in the bottom of the eighth.  Johnny Damon singled to left.  Zobrist followed with a double and Boone Logan hit Casey Kotchman with a pitch to load the bases.  Sam Fuld worked a walk, plating Damon for the Rays’ first run of the game.  Luis Ayala, who replaced Logan, hit Sean Rodriguez with a pitch pushing another run across the plate.  Desmond Jennings struck out, for the first out of the inning.  B.J. Upton hit a sac fly to left and Evan Longoria drove a three run homer to left, as the Rays pulled within one run of the Yankees.…

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9/28 Game Thread: Last Regular season game

Ben Zobrist just gifted the Yankees a run with an error, but David Price was able to leave it at one. Talk about the rest of game 162 (and Sox/O’s, Braves/Phils, and Cards/Astros) here.

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