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Yankees Get Home Field Advantage In Wild Card Game After Astros Lose

Yankees Get Home Field Advantage In Wild Card Game After Astros Lose

BALTIMORE — The Yankees stumbled into home-field advantage in the AL wild-card game, falling to the Orioles 9-4 Sunday after a loss by Houston made the outcome meaningless.

New York will enter Tuesday's winner-take-all game against the Astros with little positive momentum after being swept in three games by Baltimore and losing six of their final seven regular-season games. The Yankees fell behind 7-1 in the fifth inning and stranded 11 runners.

New York was 4 for 31 with runners in scoring position in the closing series, including 1 for 12 Sunday.

After clinching a playoff berth on Thursday, New York needed just one win at Camden Yards to ensure a game at Yankee...

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