Heading in to the bottom of the ninth inning on Friday evening, the New York Yankees' Vernon Wells hit a single walk-off to secure them a dramatic 3-2 victory over Baltimore Orioles. 

The Yankees had risked falling behind in the division's play-off race, which has proved to be as competitive as many pundits predicted, although not many predicted that it would be the Boston Red Sox leading the way as we head into the second-half of the regular season.

The Yankees knew they needed to get to work against the Ravens, some complacent hitting allowed runners on base and the Yankees managed to get the bases loaded, tying the game at 2-2 as Wells stepped to the plate. 

The 34-year-old did not disappoint, with all the eyes in the Yankee Stadium focused directly on him, he hit a single into left-field to get the walk-off win for New York.

The win leaves the Yankees six games back from the Red Sox, but crucially only half a game back from the Baltimore Orioles. 

The Yankees face the Orioles again on Saturday evening as they look to build on the five game winning streak the team is currently on, and to ensure they make the most of their home games in a bid to make the play-offs.

 

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