You couldn’t have written a better time. At the top of the ninth inning, the New York Yankees they were down for a run. With runners at second and third base with one out, the thousand-battle veteran left-hander, Brett gardner, went into the batting box.
When the rain began to fall in Camden Yards Oriole ParkExperienced outfielder Gardner hit a two-run single that fell to left-center field, leading the Yankees to a close 4-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles:
Wins are everything for the Yankees (82-64) right now as they move into October baseball. With their latest win, they kept pace in the American League wild card race with the Toronto Blue Jays (82-64) and the Boston Red Sox (83-65), who also won on Wednesday.
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The three American League East rivals are tied for the top of the American League Wild Card standings with just two spots at stake. One of them will not be able to be in the Playoffs if the season ends today and the same will be the case at the end of game 162 if the Tampa Bay Rays continue as leaders of the Division.
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