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New York Yankees take Game 2 of ALDS fueled by Tanaka, Gregorius

by John Zarnowski
New York Yankees, Didi Gregorius

The New York Yankees took game two of the American League Divison Series against the Minnesota Twins to give them a confident 2-0 lead in the series.

Masahiro Tanaka continued his strong postseason career where he went five full frames allowing one run on three hits while fanning seven. Randy Dobnak started his first postseason game in which it showed – allowing four runs on six hits through only two innings pitched.

The Yankees led the whole game where they struck first from Edwin Encarnacion’s single that knocked in DJ LeMahieu and Aaron Judge.

In the bottom of the third, Giancarlo Stanton knocked in a run via the sacrifice fly. Gleyber Torres joined in on the fun with a single knocking in another run.

This set the stage for Didi Gregorius.

Struggling in the last month of the season, Gregorius blasted a grand slam down the right-field line that sent Yankee Stadium into a frenzy.

The fun during the third inning wasn’t over, however. Brett Gardner knocked in the Yankees’ final run with a single to right field.

The Twins scored their two runs from a Mitch Garver single in the top of the fourth and a Luis Arráez doubled in the top of the ninth.

Minnesota’s staff issued eight walks that accounted for several of the Yankees’ runs. Yankee pitchers only allowed one walk from Tanaka.

Both teams will have a day off Sunday with game three on Monday in Minnesota. The Yankees will be sending Luis Severino to the mound and the Twins will have Jake Odorizzi on the hill for them.

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