The Yankees wrapped up a playoff spot in Tampa Bay and Javier unwrapped a cigar in the Bronx.
“A Grande,” he said. “I lit it when Robbie squeezed that pop up.”
It was a big step in a steep climb.
“Everyone seemed to enjoy last night and they deserved it,” Javier said. “It’s hard to dig out of such a big hole and get past so many good teams.
“This will wear off in a few days and we’ll start looking ahead to the playoffs,” he continued. “But this has already been a fine season and I’m happy to be along for the ride.”