BOSTON — Yankee Stadium will horde during slightest one some-more round diversion this year.
Thanks to an 11-6 subjection of a Boston Red Sox during Fenway Park on Friday night, a New York Yankees solidified home-field advantage in Wednesday’s American League wild-card diversion opposite a Oakland Athletics.
Whichever group wins that diversion will allege to a AL Division Series, where it will face a Red Sox commencement Oct. 5 during Fenway.
Right fielder Aaron Judge believes Yankees fans make carrying home-field advantage matter.
“There’s zero like it. we don’t know if we can unequivocally report how they do it,” Judge said. “They’ve got some kind of magic, man, entrance to a jungle. It’s usually a crazy atmosphere. It’s what we play for.”
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Judge and his teammates sealed themselves into hosting a wild-card diversion in absolute conform Friday night, blustering 4 home runs for a second true game. The final homer of a night valid a many special, as it gave a Yankees 264 on a year. That pulled them into a tie with a 1997 Seattle Mariners for a many prolonged balls in a deteriorate in vital fasten history.
With dual games left, they have time to set a record.
“I say: ‘Why not?'” core fielder Aaron Hicks added.
Judge’s blast in a eighth inning, a soaring shot that bounced off a tip of a distant right dilemma of a Green Monster before ricocheting behind to a field, tied a record. It came after Gary Sanchez, Hicks and Luke Voit all went low progressing in a game.
Judge’s homer also was his initial given Jul 21. He spent 7 weeks on a infirm list with a wrist damage before returning Sept. 14.
“It’s usually another hit,” Judge said, smiling.
The home runs corroborated adult another clever start from left-hander J.A. Happ, who is 7-0 in 11 starts given being traded from a Blue Jays to a Yankees on Jul 26. Although Happ gave adult a grand slam, he had an differently purify outing, permitting usually 3 other hits.
Happ’s success given fasten a Yankees creates him a claimant to start a wild-card game. Although a group is usually commencement to ramp adult conversations about who it will run out for a start of a contest, Happ wants his coaches and front bureau to know he’d be gratified if he was handed a ball.
“I’d adore to get a nod, we can contend that,” Happ said. “But we’re going to feel good with whoever’s out there.”
Until he’s told otherwise, Happ pronounced he skeleton to spend a subsequent few days scheming as if he is starting Wednesday “just given we don’t wish to be held off guard.”
When it came to a rest of a Yankees’ scoring Friday night, Sanchez got things going in a third, when he dejected a 446-foot shot over a Green Monster. An inning later, Hicks — behind after being sidelined a past 3 games with hamstring narrowing — strike a three-run homer that drifted into a visitors’ bullpen. When he initial done contact, Hicks seemed to be upset, meditative he strike a prolonged fly out.
Voit’s solo home run in a seventh landed in a home bullpen. His 13 homers given being traded to a Yankees on Jul 29 are tied for a many in round in that camber with Milwaukee’s Christian Yelich.
“In a past integrate weeks, what he’s been doing for us has been huge,” Judge pronounced about Voit. “We’ve got a lot of guys on this group with a lot of thump, and they’ve been doing it all year.”
On Thursday, a Yankees also strike 4 homers in a win over a Tampa Bay Rays, relating a 2005 Rangers for second many in single-season homers. New York has now had 16 games with 4 or some-more home runs, a attainment no other group has replicated this season. The A’s were a subsequent closest with 11 four-homer games.
Last week, a Yankees became a initial group to have 12 players strike during slightest 10 home runs in a season. Giancarlo Stanton has a team-high 37.
Minnesota Twins and allege to a ALDS. They done it to Game 7 in a AL Championship Series, descending to contingent World Series champion Houston.
“In a lot of ways, we’re built for a ballpark,” Boone said. “Our energy plays, a lot of a guys, generally a right-handed hitters, use that right margin to their advantage. It’s played out that we’ve been a really good group during home.”
Host teams are 5-7 all time in wild-card games, with a Yankees carrying separate a usually dual they have played (2015, ’17).