WATCH: Kyle Higashioka hits dramatic walk-off as NY Yankees stun Milwaukee Brewers in 4-3 victory
The New York Yankees and Milwaukee Brewers were locked into a pitching masterclass from their ace pitchers as both sides struggled to record hits in a topsy-turvy game.
Kyle Higashioka of NY Yankees celebrating the win (Pic Credit: Imago)
It is no secret that the New York Yankees have faced a challenging year. Multiple injuries to key players and out-of-from performances have seen them languishing at the bottom of their division. After losing two games on the bounce to the Milwaukee Brewers, they were looking to avoid another series sweep. The game on Sunday proved to be all-timer as they won 4-3 in extra innings.
The final game of the series saw the pitching duel of Corbin Burnes and Gerrit Cole. These two pitchers have spearheaded the pitching department for their sides and are rightly called the aces of their side. They two got locked into a heated battle, not giving any chance for the other to move an inch.
Burnes and Cole produced one of the all-time MLB pitching duels as both teams struggled to even record a hit. While the NY Yankees southpaw threw seven hitless innings, Burnes did one better. He threw 8.2 innings without surrendering a hit. The game would eventually finish scoreless after the nine innings and needed extra innings to decide the winner.
While the Yankees gave up a hit earlier, the Brewers carried their no-hitter in the tenth inning. There is no side in the history of MLB to not record a hit after eleven full innings. As the visitors took the lead in the top of the eleven, the Yanks found a way to equalize and broke the ni-hitter. The drama in the game was not done there though.
Kyle Higashioka becomes Yankees’ unlikely match-winner against Brewers
On Saturday the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles were involved in a high-scoring game that saw 37 hits. A day later the matchup between the New York Yankees and Milwaukee Brewers turned out to be the complete opposite. A low-scoring thrilling encounter saw the Yankees emerge on top. They won the game after not recording a till the eleventh inning.
The Yanks did have a chance to snatch the game. With the bases loaded, Gleyber Torres stepped up. He would ground out as they missed a great chance to win the game. It seemed things had slipped out of their hand as the Brewers took a 3-1. Giancarlo Stanton turned out to be the hero this time as he launched a game-tying two-run home to take the game into the thirteenth inning.
The winner came from the unlikely source of Kyle Higashioka. The slugger was able to launch a ball deep in the left field which bounced off the wall. This allowed the runner from second to come home as the Yankees walked off the Brewers.
The New York side is now 71-72 for the season and faces their arch-nemesis Boston Red Sox next. While they might go down this season, they can take their rivals with them as both heavyweights face the likely scenario of an early elimination.
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