Yankees miss playoffs for first time since 2016 with windy 7-1 loss to Diamondbacks


New York Yankees pitcher Carlos Rondon seems to be at his hand after throwing to first base to retire Arizona Diamondbacks batter Alek Thomas within the prime of the fifth inning throughout a baseball recreation Sunday, Sept. 24, 2023, in New York. (AP Photograph/John Munson) AP

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees missed the playoffs for the primary time since 2016, getting mathematically eradicated with a wet 7-1 loss Sunday to the Arizona Diamondbacks as Zac Gallen acquired his seventeenth win.

Arizona (82-73) gained for the sixth time in seven video games and remained in place for the NL’s second wild card, a half-game forward of the Chicago Cubs. The Diamondbacks additionally clinched their first profitable season since 2019.

New York (78-77) was eradicated from competition with per week to play. The Yankees, who end with a six-game journey after Monday’s sequence finale, are at risk of ending with a dropping document for the primary time since 1992.

New York would have 85 wins if the Yankees end 7-0. Baltimore (97 wins) and Tampa Bay (95) will break up the AL East and the highest wild card, and Toronto (87) is in place for the second wild card. Texas (86) may win the West or get a wild card card in a race that features Seattle (84) or Houston (85). As a result of the Astros and Mariners play thrice within the last week, one should end with extra wins than the Yankees.

On a windy, raining afternoon when fly balls grew to become unpredictable, Gallen (17-8) allowed three hits in six innings, struck out eight and walked two. He gained for the third time in 4 begins and had his fourth scoreless outing this season.

Tommy Pham and Christian Walker produced sacrifice flies on consecutive pitches within the first inning off Carlos Rodón (3-7) and that was sufficient for Gallen, who’s second in wins, one behind Atlanta’s Spencer Strider.

Evan Longoria added a two-run single and Geraldo Perdomo had a sacrifice fly in Arizona’s three-run seventh following an error by New York left fielder Isiah Kiner-Falefa and a wild pitch by Randy Vásquez. Walker added an RBI groundout within the eighth and Gabriel Moreno hit an RBI double within the ninth.

The Yankees prevented getting shutout when Aaron Choose drew a bases-loaded stroll within the ninth.

The sport began about 50 minutes late and the rain by no means stopped. It grew heavier in the course of the center innings however lessened within the last innings.

Rodón allowed 5 runs — three earned — and 5 hits in 6 1/3 innings.


Arizona supervisor Torey Lovullo mentioned he was going to name Climate Channel meteorologist Jim Cantore to get an replace on the forecast.

Lovullo met Cantore in Atlanta when Arizona tv play-by-play announcer Steve Berthiaume made the introduction.

“You get that, you bought to make the most of it,” Lovullo mentioned earlier than the sport.


Diamondbacks: 2B Ketel Marte (sickness) was scratched from the unique lineup.

Yankees: RHP Frankie Montas (proper elbow) threw 25 pitches in two innings in his second rehab begin for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre Saturday and could possibly be activated for the ultimate week. A free agent after this season, Montas was 1-3 with a 6.35 ERA in eight video games after being acquired from Oakland finally yr’s commerce deadline and has not pitched since Sept. 16, 2022. … C Jose Trevino (torn proper wrist) mentioned he plans to begin hitting in just a few weeks and ought to be prepared for spring coaching. … OF Everson Pereira (hamstring) missed his ninth straight recreation.


Arizona RHP Merrill Kelly (12-7, 3.37 ERA) opposes New York RHP Clarke Schmidt (9-9, 4.65) Monday afternoon within the make-up of Saturday’s postponed recreation.