The New York Yankees are officially on their way to postseason thanks to a 5-4 extra inning walk-off against the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night.
The Yankees trip to the postseason marks the 23rd time in the last 26 years that the Bronx Bombers have qualified for the postseason.
Like the other night against Pittsburgh, the Yankees trailed late, this time 4-3 in the eighth inning. Giancarlo Stanton led off the bottom of the eighth with a single, before pinch runner Timothy Locastro stole second and third base, respectively. He would later score on a sac fly by Harrison Bader to knot up the game at four.
For a moment in the bottom of the ninth it looked like Judge would launch number 61 for a game-winner, but the ball died at the warning track for an out. Judge went 0-for-2 with three walks and a strikeout. He will try again tonight to make history, and if he does a lot of fans won’t be able to see it since the game will stream on Apple TV+.
With the game still tied at four in the tenth inning, Josh Donaldson was the one who played hero lining a single to left, scoring Marwin Gonzalez to send the Bombers to the postseason.