The New York Yankees and Minnesota Twins opened their best-of-five ALDS with Game 1 at Yankee Stadium (GameTracker). Minnesota hit James Paxton early in his first career playoff start and took a 2-0 lead into the third inning. But, New York’s offense was relentless. Thanks to two sixth-inning homers from DJ LeMahieu and Brett Gardner, which was followed by a seventh-inning, three-run double from LeMahieu, the Yankees have blown the game wide open and lead 10-4.
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Preview: The Yankees are sending Paxton, their de facto ace, to the mound in Game 1. He was dominant throughout the second half, and at one point he became the first Yankees pitcher since 1979 to win 10 consecutive starts. Paxton will be backed up by one of the game’s best and deepest bullpens.
The Twins will counter with Berrios, a righty who will presumably lean heavily on his wipeout breaking ball against New York’s right-handed heavy lineup. Minnesota led baseball with a record-setting 307 home runs this season — the Yankees were second with 306 — so chances are this ALDS matchup will be homer heavy and action-packed.
As for the season series, the Yankees took two of three in New York in May and two of three in Minnesota in July. Those three games at Target Field were wild back-and-forth affairs.