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Carlos Beltran’s Walk-Off Homer Gives Yankees a Taste of Missing Ingredient

class="ui-droppable">The New York Yankees went to the bottom of the ninth inning of Friday's game against the Baltimore Orioles trailing 3-1. They needed a welcome sight.

What they got instead was a very welcome sight, courtesy of Carlos Beltran.

The score was actually 3-2 when Beltran stepped to the plate against Baltimore lefty Zach Britton, and there were two runners on to boot. But there were also two outs, meaning the Yankees had what FanGraphs calculated was a 16.8 percent chance of winning. In other words: not particularly high.

But after running the count to 3-1, Beltran took a 96 mph fastball from Britton and deposited it deep into the left field bleachers for a three-run homer.

Cue some 46,000 fans ...

Read Full Article at Bleacher Report - New York Yankees


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