It came too soon, and it’s not the win they wanted to end their season on, but the Yankees wrapped up the 2013 campaign with a 5-1 win over Houston.
The baseball god’s didn’t want the season to end, sending this one into extras. David Huff got the call to start the finale, and went a solid 5 innings of 1-run ball.
The bombers tied the score in the 8th on the strength of a Curtis Granderson RBI single. And to extras the Astros and Yankees went. Fast-forward to the 14th, when the Yanks struck. Mark Reynolds led off with a solo homer to put New York ahead. A few batters later Eduardo Nunez finished off a nice stretch to end the season with a 2-run double. JR Murphy capped off the scoring with an RBI single.
David Robertson finished it off in the bottom of the 14th, giving the Yankees the season ending sweep. Matt Daley picked up his first career win, throwing 2-shutout innings in extra innings. A good week for Daley, as he came in after Mariano Rivera was lifted one final time on Thursday.
The Yankees end their season at 85-77, and tied for 3rd place with Baltimore in the American League East. It’s a 10-win drop-off from last season’s AL East crown for the bombers.
Stay tuned for my full 2013 recap, as well as my post season preview and predictions.