Chris Young’s 3-Run Walk-off Homer Lifts Yanks Past Rays
Not only did Chris Young break up a no-hitter in the eighth inning and go on to score the Yankees first run of the evening, he scored the last run, belting a three-run walk-off home run to propel the Yankees to a come from behind 5-4 win over the Rays on Thursday night.
The win move the Yankees to within four games of a wildcard spot in the American League playoff chase.
It was the second night in a row the Bombers rallied from four runs down to win - the largest deficits they've overcome all season.
A scary moment early in the ninth as Yankees infielder Chase Headley was hit in the chin with a pitch. Headley was able to walk off the field on his own power.
Another more serious pitch-to-the-head incident occurred in Milwaukee on Thursday night as well. Marlins' slugger Giancarlo Stanton, the National League leader in HR and RBI, had to be carted off the field after being struck in the face.