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Outside The Confines: Make it 5, Yankees

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A history-making night for New York leads the Friday news.

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Happy Friday everyone!

In the links today you’ll find some hot takes on the new expanded postseason (okay, I’m lying, the takes are not that hot, people just really hate it.)

The more fun news, though, is the 10-7 victory the Yankees had over the Blue Jays, in which the Yankees set a franchise record with five home runs in a single inning. The mammoth feat has been accomplished only five times before, and only once previously by another AL team: the Minnesota Twins in 1966 agains the Kansas City Royals.

In a fun baseball history twist, the Yankees are not the first New York team to hit five home runs in one inning. In 1939, the New York Giants did it against the Cincinnati Reds. To keep having historical fun: the Reds have been the victim of an opposing team hitting five runs in a single inning four times: The Giants in 1939, the Phillies in 1949, the San Francisco Giants in 1961, and the Brewers in 2006.

And tomorrow will be a better day than today, Buster. Make it so.