Yankees make history after 10 no-hit innings

Oswald Cabrera, player of the Yankees

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New York Yankees 4, Milwaukee Brewers 3

In an electrifying Sunday afternoon clash at Yankee Stadium, the New York Yankees engaged in an unforgettable battle. Gerrit Cole, the Yankees’ ace and frontrunner for the 2023 AL Cy Young award, maintained his stellar performance on the pitcher’s mound. Yet, all eyes were on Milwaukee Brewers’ standout right-hander Corbin Burnes, who seemed nearly impervious as he held the Yankees without a hit for eight innings, resulting in a tense scoreless standoff. This epic contest turned out to be the longest game of the year for both teams.

The Yankees, known for their resiliency, faced a formidable challenge as Burnes pursued his no-hit bid. The game took an unexpected turn in the 11th inning when Oswaldo Cabrera, who had just been called up from the minors, delivered a game-tying double to right field off Joel Payamps, a moment that injected new life into the Yankees’ hopes.

As the game continued into extra innings, it became clear that both teams were locked in a high-stakes battle. Giancarlo Stanton, the Yankees’ power-hitting outfielder, emerged as the hero in the 12th inning with a clutch two-run homer, marking only the second hit for the Yankees that day. Stanton’s blast to center field breathed new life into the Yankees and tied the game at 3-3.

Devin Williams, the Brewers’ formidable closer, had kept the no-hit bid alive with a flawless ninth inning, including a pivotal strikeout of Aaron Judge. His performance was crucial in sending the game into extra frames.

In the 10th inning, the Yankees came agonizingly close to victory, with Abner Uribe on the mound for Milwaukee. Right fielder Sal Frelick made an extraordinary game-saving catch against the wall, preventing Anthony Volpe from securing a game-winning hit.

The 11th inning saw the Brewers take a 1-0 lead, but the Yankees responded swiftly with Cabrera’s clutch double, marking the first time a team had lost a no-hitter in the 11th inning since 1965. The extra-inning rule, which placed a runner on second base, also dashed Milwaukee’s hopes of a shutout.

Giancarlo Stanton saves Yankees from suffering another defeat.

The game continued to captivate fans as the Brewers managed to score two runs in the 12th inning, momentarily seizing control. However, Giancarlo Stanton once again played the role of hero, launching a two-run homer in the bottom of the frame to tie the game at 3-3.

In the bottom of the 13th, the Yankees finally broke through, with Kyle Higashioka delivering a game-winning double off Hoby Milner, sealing a remarkable 4-3 victory in what would become one of the most memorable games of the Yankees’ season.

The Yankees’ resilience and Stanton’s heroics shone brightly in this extraordinary contest, showcasing their unwavering determination and ability to rise to the occasion when faced with adversity.

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