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.
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.
— Bronx Bombers News (@NewsBronx) October 5, 2019
The fun during the third inning wasn’t over, however. Brett Gardner knocked in the Yankees’ final run with a single to right field.
Minnesota’s staff issued eight walks that accounted for several of the Yankees’ runs. Yankee pitchers only allowed one walk from Tanaka.