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Josh Donaldson’s walk-off grand slam lifts Yankees over Rays in extras

The New York Yankees offense has been waiting several days for a big hit.

They got it on Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium as Josh Donaldson drilled a walk-off grand slam into the right-field seats in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Yankees an 8-7 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays, snapping a three-game skid.

New York fell behind 4-0 before Gleyber Torres launched his 17th home run of the season over the left-field wall in the bottom of the sixth to make it a 4-2 game.

The Yankees inched closer in the bottom of the seventh as Aaron Judge worked a bases-loaded walk, cutting the lead to 4-3.


In the bottom of the eighth, Anthony Rizzo smacked his 28th home run of the season over the right-field wall to tie the game, 4-4. That ended up sending the game to extras.

Aroldis Chapman allowed a two-out bases-clearing double in the top of the 10th before Donaldson walked it off in the bottom of the frame.

Domingo Germán started for New York and surrendered three runs on five hits over 4 2/3 innings while walking one and striking out six.

The Yankees will begin a four-game series with the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday night in the Bronx. Frankie Montas will put on the pinstripes for the first time. The first pitch is slated for 7:05 p.m.



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