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Looking back at past Yankees wild card games heading into do-or-die matchup with A’s

Similar to the ’15 season, the Yankees weren’t expected to make a playoff run last year. They did, however, thanks to the emergence of Baby Bombers Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez and Luis Severino. But a nightmare Severino start pinned the Yanks behind 3-0 before fans could even have a bite of their overpriced Yankee Stadium hot dog. The ace only picked up one out before being relieved, making the shortest postseason start in Yankees history. Thankfully for Yankees fans, Didi Gregorius’ three-run homer tied the game in the bottom half of the inning, while Brett Gardner followed with a dinger himself in the second and the Yanks never looked back. The Yanks ended up one win away from going to the World Series, but those pesky Astros knocked them out again.

New York Daily News Staff

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