The Yankees clinched a postseason berth for the sixth consecutive yr on Thursday night time, with a walk-off win over the Crimson Sox.
After Aaron Choose missed a historic house run by just some ft within the ninth inning, Josh Donaldson singled in Marwin Gonzalez within the tenth to ship the Yankees off to October. The win secured the Yankees’ twenty fourth postseason berth within the final 28 years, a stretch that features 5 championships.
Whereas the second half of the season hasn’t been what the Yankees hoped it will be, a dominant first half helped them construct sufficient cushion to simply get into the postseason and certain win the AL East. With Thursday night time’s win, New York now leads Toronto by 7.5 video games atop the division.
As soon as the Yankees clinch the AL East, they will lock up a spot within the ALDS, which they have not superior previous since 2019. The Yankees would open the ALDS at Yankee Stadium, the place they have not hosted a postseason recreation since 2019.
Regardless of all of their success over the previous decade, the Yankees have not been to the World Collection since 2009. To get there, they will possible need to undergo the AL-leading Astros, who eradicated them in 2015, 2017, and 2019.
Assuming they lock up the AL East, the Yankees will open the postseason on Oct. 11.