The New York Yankees stole a victory against the Minnesota Twins on Monday afternoon. Playing in a make-up game from August 22, the Yankees were down 5-0 early as Luis Gil gave up seven hits and five earned runs in just 6.0 innings. However, the bullpen was fantastic, allowing just two hits the rest of the way.

Slugger Aaron Judge brought the team level in the bottom of the eighth inning when he hit a three-run blast to right field, driving in Anthony Rizzo and Brett Gardner.

After Clay Holmes dominated in the top of the 10th inning, striking out one batter and recording three outs on 11 pitches, catcher Gary Sanchez hit the game-winning single to left field, driving in Gleyber Torres.

This was a must-win game for the Yankees as they fight to stay alive in the Wild Card standings. Currently, they are 0.5 games out of a playoff spot, and with the Toronto Blue Jays taking on the Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox facing off against the Seattle Mariners, there’s a good chance they could reclaim a spot Monday evening.

This article first appeared on Empire Sports Media and was syndicated with permission.

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