Yankees escape last place in division with doubleheader sweep of Boston…good thing for ‘WC fight’ Toronto
Yankees win both games of 13-day doubleheader
Marked 72 wins for the season, tied for fourth in the division with Boston
‘Finally out of last place!
The ‘storied’ New York Yankees swept a doubleheader from the ‘eternal rivals’ Boston Red Sox to finally climb out of last place in the dreaded American League East.
The Yankees swept both games of an away doubleheader against the Red Sox on April 13 (ET). A 3-2 one-run win in game one, followed by a 4-1 victory in game two, gave them two more wins on the day and put them back over .500 for the season. Tied with Boston with 73 wins and 72 losses. They caught up to the Red Sox with a three-game winning streak. Tied for fourth place in the American League East. They were 18.5 games behind the first-place Baltimore Orioles (91-53) and seven games behind the third-place Toronto Blue Jays (80-65).
The Yankees have been at the bottom of the American League East all season. They struggled with pitching imbalances. After the All-Star break, they struggled even more, falling to last place. They turned it around in late August. He rebounded with an 8-1 record in nine games in late August and early September, but a three-game losing streak from September 8-10 derailed his momentum.
A 4-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Sept. 11 snapped the losing streak. A rainout against Boston on Sept. 12 and a doubleheader on Sept. 13 resulted in two more wins. They jumped to fourth place in the division. They are tied for fifth place in the American League Wild Card standings with Boston. They trailed the Seattle Mariners and Toronto for third place.스포츠토토
That’s good news for Toronto, which is in a tight race for a spot in the Fall Classic, as the last-place Yankees swept Boston to stay within striking distance. Toronto lost to the Texas Rangers 6-3 on the 13th, even with Ryu Hyun-jin on the mound. It followed back-to-back losses the day before. The two losses after a three-game winning streak dropped them into a tie for third place in the American League wild-card standings. Texas (80-64) overtook them. Ryu took the loss despite a quality start, allowing three runs on five hits and one walk with five strikeouts in six innings.