Walk-off single in 14th by Headley seals 2-1 Yankees win over Rangers


When Chase Headley arrived in the Yankees dugout during the second inning, shaking the hands of his new teammates, he never thought he would be the one to end the Yankees ball game with a walk-off single. It was the ultimate see-saw battle, a battle which ultimately ended with a 2-1 Yankees victory in 14 innings at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York.

The Yankees had many opportunities in extra innings to score, but they ultimately broke through in the 13th inning on a Jacoby Ellsbury single, scoring Brett Gardner, who started the inning with a double. In the 14th inning, Brian Roberts hit a double, Francisco Cervelli hit a single and Chase Headley hit the game winning single, propelling the Yankees to victory.

Until the 13th inning, the Yankees pitching dominated: Chase Whitley pitched six innings, Matt Thornton retired a batter, Adam Warren retired two batters, Dellin Betances pitched an inning, David Robertson pitched two innings and Shawn Kelley pitched an inning. David Huff gave up a home run in two innings and Jeff Francis, who hadn’t pitched in about two weeks, pitched a scoreless 14th and earned himself the win.

What’s Next

— The Yankees will send out David Phelps with hopes of taking a series lead but the task will be rather daunting considering the Rangers will counter with Yu Darvish. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m. and the game will air on the YES Network.

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