WATCH: New York Yankees Go Wild in Celebration on Securing MLB Playoffs Berth

Published 10/04/2021, 4:00 AM EDT
Oct 3, 2021; Bronx, New York, USA; The New York Yankees mob right fielder Aaron Judge (99) after his game winning RBI single to defeat the Tampa Bay Rays 1-0 and clinch a wildcard playoff spot at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports


The New York Yankees left it late but got the job done against the Tampa Bay Rays in the final game of this year’s MLB regular season. Battling in a tight contest, the Yankees sent their fans into a frenzy, as they eked out a narrow 1-0 win over this year’s American League East champions.

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This result sent the team from the Bronx into euphoria, which hit social media following their victory.

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The New York Yankees celebrate a clutch win over the Tampa Bay Rays

Prior to Sunday’s game, the Yankees knew a win would secure their spot in the AL wildcard game. However, they took on the Rays, who defeated them twice on the trot in their final three-game series of the season.

Although the last two games saw both teams garner many runs, Sunday’s game was anything but a high-scoring clash. Neither team could score a single run in eight innings. However, the Yankees dug deep in the bottom of the ninth innings to score a game-winning run and cruise to victory in astonishing style.

The stadium erupted as their heroes rushed onto the field to soak in the moment. Later on, the Yankees shared a tweet showing first baseman Anthony Rizzo and Tyler Wade put on their dancing shoes, as the team splattered the floor with champagne.

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The Yankees will face the Boston Red Sox in the AL Wildcard game

An old rivalry will resume once again as the Yankees take on the Red Sox. Over the years, this became one of the most intense rivalries, not just in the MLB, but all of sport.

Oct 3, 2021; Bronx, New York, USA; The New York Yankees mob right fielder Aaron Judge (99) after his game winning RBI single to defeat the Tampa Bay Rays 1-0 and clinch a wildcard playoff spot at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

Now on October 5th, the two titans will clash once again in the AL Wildcard game. Since the Red Sox lead their head-to-head 10-9 this season, the game will take place on their home turf, Fenway Park. Could this derail the Yankees from a deep run in the playoffs? Only time will tell.

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Sanket Nair is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. A Sports Management graduate, he is a huge fan of Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo and hopes to see Red Bull break Mercedes' dominance and win the World Championship soon. Sanket has been hooked to the sport ever since he watched the battle for the 2010 World Championship go down to the wire at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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