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Aaron Judge and the Yankees celebrate after their 1-0 victory Sunday night in Game 3 of the ALDS.

You could feel the big ballpark shift, viscerally, tangibly, 48,614 sets of eyes following a baseball as it traced a white path against the black night sky. Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor had launched it there, and Yankees fans had already had just about enough of Lindor and his magic bat.

Two days earlier, it was Lindor’s grand slam that came immediately after the Non-Challenge Heard Round the World, and it vaulted the Indians back into a game most of Cleveland had already written off. Now, in the teeth of a scoreless game, top of the sixth inning, he’d hit another blast aimed straight at the Yankees’ heart.

Carrying and carrying right to the short porch in right.

 

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