Yankees Behind Gleyber Torres’ Five RBI Beat The Astros 7-0 In Game 1

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October 13, 2019

MLB: ALCS-New York Yankees at Houston Astros
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The New York Yankees’ 7-0 win in Game 1 of the ALCS felt even more dominant than the score would indicate. This is largely the doing of Masahiro Tanaka, who in 68 pitches through six scoreless innings allowed two base runners and saw both erased on double plays. From there, the game proceeded as one would expect given that one offense was allowed to operate under more or less normal conditions while the other was having its face dunked in a toilet. (READ MORE) by

Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa (1) strikes out swinging during the eighth inning of Game 1 of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, in Houston. Photo: Karen Warren/Staff Photographer
Photo: Karen Warren/Staff Photographer

Alex Bregman bounded to home plate. His swagger can send this place into pandemonium. His swing sometimes does the same. Strangled by the Yankees for seven innings, Houston horribly needed the latter, a sign of life for a lineup completely devoid of it.

Two stood on base and the team trailed by five. The ballpark bellowed for Bregman and chanted for his MVP candidacy. No Astro was better built to turn this anemic night. Instead he only accentuated it.

Bregman stared out to Adam Ottavino, one of three terrifying relievers to comprise the back of New York’s bullpen. He served a first-pitch slider. Bregman bounced it innocuously to Didi Gregorius, who gathered the grounder to begin a brutal end to an agonizing night. (READ MORE) by Chandler Rome | Houston Chronicle


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