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Yankees 7, Athletics 6 | 11 innings: Neil Walker Delivers a Yankees Win, but Give Brett Gardner the Save

Yankees 7, Athletics 6 | 11 innings

Catcher Gary Sanchez tagged out the Athletics’ Matt Olson, who was trying to score on a fly to outfielder Brett Gardner in the ninth inning of a 6-6 game on Saturday at Yankee Stadium. Olson was initially ruled safe, but the call was overturned on review.CreditGregory Fisher/USA Today Sports, via Reuters

On Saturday morning, Yankees Manager Aaron Boone said he was excited to see what Domingo German would do in his second major league start, six days after he had held the Cleveland Indians hitless for six innings in his first.

By the time the game against the Oakland Athletics ended at Yankee Stadium, on the cusp of Saturday evening, German was a footnote to a game that lasted 4 hours 15 minutes, finally ending on Neil Walker’s run-scoring single, which gave the Yankees a 7-6 victory in 11 innings.

“Obviously, he’s really gotten it going for us lately,” Boone said. “He’s played a big role for us lately.”

Walker’s single to center drove in Gary Sanchez, who had reached on a fielder’s choice and moved to second after a walk to Aaron Hicks, the 17th free pass of the game.

And that’s the kind of game it was — a walk-filled,…

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