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4. Domingo German’s near-no-hitter … turning into a loss

This one makes us sick … and having this game in our back pocket really could’ve changed everything over the last week of the season.

Looking to salvage a series split during a four-game set in Boston, the Bombers sent Domingo German to the mound for the finale. And the results were … surprisingly incredible.

The right-hander had 10 strikeouts and allowed NO HITS through seven innings. He carried a 4-0 lead into the bottom of the eighth. You damn well know where this is going.

Alex Verdugo, the first batter of that eighth inning, broke up the no-hitter with a double. Manager Aaron Boone didn’t want it to get out of hand, so he called on Jonathan Loaisiga to prevent any further damage … but that failed in spectacular fashion.

The Sox battered him for four hits and four earned runs (with the fifth charged to German). Boston took a 5-4 lead, once again, after not having registering a hit until THAT VERY INNING. Then all they needed was three outs to seal the deal. Barnes shut the door again in the ninth.

Another unforgivable loss, but this one was particularly deflating and moved the Yankees to 3-10 on the year vs the Sox.