NEW YORK (AP) – The New York Yankees last weekend became the first major league team in 30 years to win consecutive games when trailing by at least four runs in the eighth inning or later.

The Yankees rallied from a 7-3 deficit in the eighth on Saturday to beat the Los Angeles Angels 8-7 on Hideki Matsui’s two-run double in the ninth. New York turned the trick again Sunday, storming back from 6-2 down in the eighth to win 8-7 in the 11th inning on Tony Womack’s single.

Cincinnati’s Big Red Machine was the last club to accomplish the feat, against Houston on June 30 and July 1, 1975, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

The Kansas City Athletics were the previous American League team to do it, against the Washington Senators on July 6 and 7, 1962.


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