With David Robertson on the mound in the ninth inning, Sunday’s game against the Chicago White Sox felt close to a lock. The Yankees were on the verge of sweeping Chicago.
However, Robertson gave up a home run to Avisail Garcia in the ninth to knot the game at four runs apiece – and thus sent the Yankees to another extra-inning game.
And then …
Brian McCann hit a 3-2 pitch over the wall for a pinch-hit, three-run walk-off shot to give the Yankees a 7-4 win in the 10th inning. The win and the sweep – only it took an inning longer, and the Yankees did it in dramatic fashion.
The win puts New York six games over .500.
The Yankee fell early to Chris Sale, 3-0, with a run in the first and a two-run home run by Conor Gillaspie in the sixth. But the Yankees rallied back in the bottom of the sixth inning with four runs in the frame. Mark Teixeira’s double scored the first run and two consecutive walks loaded the bases.