Another postseason and the usual result between the New York Yankees and Minnesota Twins.
DJ Le Mahieu he hit a home run and drove in four runs, Gleyber Torres He broke the tie with a two-run double and the Yankees extended their October supremacy over the Twins by beating them 10-4 in Game XNUMX of the American League Division Series on Friday.
Aaron Judge stood out with two brilliant diving catches in right field, and the champions of the East Division handed the Twins their 14th straight loss in the playoffs, a record figure. Eleven of those losses have been to the Yankees, dating back to 2004.
Judge's second big catch stopped a threat in the top of the seventh, when the Twins were still close. Grateful and stunned, Zack britton he put his head in his hands.
"Huge," the Yankees manager said. Aaron boone about Judge's intervention. "He's so excellent defending."
In the duel of the teams that starred in a fight for the home run lead this year, Brett gardner he also disappeared for the Bronx Bombers.
During the regular season the Bomb Squad Minnesota hit 307 home runs, outscoring New York by one. The two teams shattered the previous all-time mark of 267 the Yankees set last year.
The Twins won the home run duel 3-2 on a cold and windy night at the Yankee Stadium. the dominicans Jorge Polanco, Nelson Cruz y Miguel Sano homered for the Twins, all solo.
“We had a few good swings, we had our moments,” said the manager of Rocco baldelli. "By chance, no one was on base when we hit those balls over the wall."
But New York emerged victorious again, opportunistically capitalizing on Minnesota's pitching frenzy.
Minnesota Champions Central Division of the Americana for the first time in nine years, he gave up eight walks.
The Twins haven't won a postseason game since Johan santana surpassed Mike Messina, exalted to Hall of Fame this year, in the first game of the Divisional Series 2004 at Yankee Stadium. The Boston Red Sox they also lost 13 postseason games in a row from 1986-95.
the rookie reliever Zack Littell He took the loss after a dismal performance in the fifth, walking Aaron Judge, throwing a wild pitch and hitting Brett Gardner with a pitch.
Giancarlo stanton he received the second of three walks on the night for Torres to come to bat with the bases loaded. The Venezuelan remained on account of 0-2 against Tyler Duffy and hit a ball that bounced off third baseman Sanó's glove, giving New York a 5-3 lead.
"That hit was what got us going," Boone said of Torres' double. “He is smart and confident. That's good confidence when you're talented."
Both starters didn't get past the fifth. the puerto rican Jose Berríos he covered four innings for the Twins, allowing three runs on four hits. James Paxton, the Yankees starter, came out with two outs in the fifth after allowing three runs and five hits.
The second game will be on Saturday, with Masahiro Tanaka opening for New York vs. Randy Dobnak.
For the Twins, the Dominicans Polanco 3-2, one scored and two RBIs; Cruz 3-1, one scored and one RBI; and Sanó 4-1, one scored and one RBI. The Venezuelans Luis Arráez 3-1, one scored; Y Marwin Gonzalez from 4-2. the puerto rican Eddie Rosario of 5-0.
For the Yankees, the Venezuelan Torres 3-1, one scored and two RBIs. the dominicans Edwin Encarnacion 5-2, one scored and one RBI; Y Gary Sanchez from 3-0. The Colombian Gio Urshela of 4-0. MLB.com.