The Yankees needed that one. Switching to Hughes and bringing Rivera in for a four-out save showed that they were going “all in” for this game. If they had lost it, which they almost did, it would have been a disaster. But, they didn’t and now the magic number is down to 1.

The next six games will be fascinating with the Yankees a 1/2 game behind Tampa. Will they finally realize that the division matters and put the pedal to the metal to get that crown? Hopefully, but it remains to be seen.

Until tomorrow, enjoy this one Yankees’ fans.