A more classic “if you turned this one off early, you missed out” game this could not have been. This game was brutal for the first 8 innings. But the Yankees kept plugging and turned a near no-hitter loss into a dramatic, improbable walk-off win in the span of 3 outs.
Let’s just skip right to the good part. Bottom 8th, 1 out, Chris Young at the plate. Tampa starter Alex Cobb had no-hit the Yanks up to that point, allowing only 2 walks the inning prior. Young doubled into left-center off him to break up the no-no and end his night, and Joe went to the ailing Martin Prado to try to put a run on the board against reliever Brad Boxberger. Prado put 2 on with a big 2-run home run on a hanging changeup to make it a 4-2 deficit.