New York Yankees fans went wild Tuesday when viewers trying to watch their team take on the Baltimore Orioles in a key early-season matchup were greeted by a squirrel.
The squirrel ran over the edge of the fence in front of the fans. Cameras caught crazed fans as the squirrel zoomed along the fence and leapt onto the field.
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New York fans stayed to see their team come back and beat Baltimore in extra innings.
Aaron Judge hit the game-tying home run in the bottom of the ninth inning off Félix Bautista and Anthony Volpe delivered the game-winning sacrifice fly to help New York win the game 6–5. The Yankees were down 4-0 in the bottom of the fourth before beginning their comeback.
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Judge’s home run was his 14th of the season. Harrison Bader hit his fifth in the fourth inning.
Cedric Mullins and Gunnar Henderson homered in the close loss. That’s eight for Mullins on the season and five for Henderson.
Gerrit Cole notched his 2,000th career strikeout in the game. He struck out just two Orioles batters and allowed five runs and six hits in five innings. He is the third fastest pitcher to reach the milestone.
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New York improved to 30-20 on the year. Baltimore fell to 31-17.