New York Yankees derrot 5-1 a Tampa Bay Rays en Petco Park. In this way, the American League Division Series is tied at two games per side and must be defined in the fifth game.
Gerrit Cole was the starting pitcher for the yankees after three days of rest. The pitcher who signed the largest contract in MLB history – $ 324 million in nine years – responded more than anything.
Luke Voit opened the scoring in the second inning with a solo home run. The league-leading first baseman with 22 homers in the regular season got his first this postseason.
DJ LeMahieu hit to right field and drove in Brett Gardner’s run that gave the yankees 2-0. Aaron Boone’s team prevailed in the decisive match.
A two-run home run by Gleyber Torres in the sixth inning brought peace of mind to New York. It was the fifth homer in 19 playoff games for the Venezuelan shortstop.
Torres made history for the bronxas he equaled Mickey Mantle with the most home runs before age 24. To close the score, Kyle Higashioka drove in a new run in the eighth.
Game five of this series will define the rival of the Houston Astros in the American Championship Series. Tampa Bay confirmed that the starting pitcher will be Tyler Glasnow while New York open again with Cole.
The yankees they will seek their third appearance in the AL defining round in the past three seasons. Game five will begin at 7:10 pm ET.