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Yanks Fail to Clinch Home Field Advantage



    Yankees second baseman Rob Refsnyder dives for a shallow fly ball hit by Orioles shortstop Paul Janish in the eighth inning of the nightcap of the double-header.

    The New York Yankees failed to clinch home field in the AL wild-card game, getting swept in a day-night doubleheader Saturday by the Baltimore Orioles, 9-2 and 4-3.

    Only needing one win to host Tuesday's one-game playoff, reliever Dellin Betances allowed the go-ahead run in the second game to score on a wild pitch in the eighth inning. The Orioles roughed up Ivan Nova in the opener.

    New York (87-74) has lost six of seven but can still get home field if Houston loses at Arizona later Saturday. Otherwise, home field will be on the line in Sunday's regular-season finales. Should the Yankees and the Astros end up tied, Houston holds the tiebreaker and the game would be played at Minute Maid Park.

    In the night game, Paul Janish led off the eighth with a single, reached second on a wild pitch by Betances (6-4), and got to third on Gerardo Parra's bunt single before scoring on a second wild pitch with one out. 

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