HOUSTON – The youngest baby bomber is grown. Is Gleyber Torres doing so well in October?
"I mean, not really," he said.
22-year-old Torres continued his postseason boost with a homer and five RBIs, Masahiro Tanaka polished In his playoff rally, the New York Yankees separated the Houston Astros 7-0 on Saturday night at the inaugural AL Championship Series.
Torres made his contribution to the match with 100 wins with a go-ahead double, a solo homer. A two-part single and an RBI grounder. The two-time All-Star moved to third place after a strike in Minnesota and was the youngest AL player to run in a five-game post-season game.
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"Get ready to be here and help my team, and now I have the opportunity," he said.
Brett Gardner, one of New York's senior players at age 35, raved about the young second baseman
"It's scary to resist jugs, but exciting to be a Yankees fan," he said. "He's just so talented and has a knack for baseball – no moment is too big for him."
With so much attention for the Astros aces, Tanaka showed he was more than just a part of the stage. He threw a one-hit ball for six innings to surpass Zack Greinke, improving to 5-2 on line drive in the postseason with 1.32 ERA and doubling Alex Bregman from first base when it was still 1 : 0 was.
"We loved our look today," said manager Aaron Boone.
The Yankees will attempt to build on their early momentum when James Paxton competes against 21-game winner Justin Verlander in Game 2 on Sunday night.
Houston hardly resembled any club that led the majors with a franchise record of 107 victories. Jose Altuve, Bregman and their teammates were invited to three singles matches. "We have to line up a few at-bats."
The Astros have been successful in 30 consecutive games since August 31, and their series was the second-longest in Major League history after a 31-game series by The Yankees this year.
Greinke, which was acquired at the close of trading for these types of moments, produced another lackluster playoff start.
"The Yankees can come to you in many different ways," said Astros manager AJ Hinch.
Tanaka, who won Game 1 of the ALDS, beat four and went one. Thanks to two double games, he was able to set the minimum by six innings. The 68 fields he has survived with six innings are the fewest that a pitcher needs in a post-season game since Greg Maddux of Atlanta scored 67 in six innings in the NLDS against the Giants in 2002. Three reliefs ended the shutout. 19659003] "Obviously the number is there and I guess I'm flattered but the luckiest thing for me is that we can get the W," said Tanaka through a translator division series in which he met .417 to the team He fought for sixth place in these games, but was elevated higher as Boone tinkered with his lineup to break the team's left thugs.
Torres put the Yankees ahead with an RBI double in the fourth.
There was one in the sixth when he hit a fastball from Greinke into the seats in the left field. Greinke knew it was off the bat and slammed his fist into his glove as Torres left the racket's box. He has an RBI in all four playoff games from New York this year.
"He likes to play these situations and is confident that he can produce, and that leads to a dangerous player," said Boone.
Stanton returned home with two outs in the sixth.
The Astros and Yankees met for the third time in five years in the playoffs and for the second time in three seasons in the ALCS. New York's roadside victory on Saturday night comes after the home team won every match in the 2017 ALCS, with Houston winning a 4: 3 rotation with Verlander and Gerrit Cole. Greinke went 8-1 with 3.02 ERA in 10 regular season starts after trading, but struggled in the postseason and lost both starts.
He was dropped off when asked if he felt he needed to be in perfect condition without racing.
"I do not like this question," he said.
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Greinke has suffered the defeat in Game 3 of the ALDS against Tampa Allowed five hits, four of which were homers and six runs in 3 2/3 innings.
Urshela added a solo homer to rookie Bryan Abreu's first pitch in the postseason to take the lead in ninth. Torres later drove another run in the inning with a ground-out.
The Yankees led 1-0 when Bregman drew a leadoff walk in the fifth. Yordan Alvarez followed with a drive that Judge caught, and he made a strong hit, which the first baseman DJ LeMahieu scooped for the double game. Bregman stumbled slightly as he tried to come back and was caught.
"Being able to finish this inning was huge," the judge said. "That irritated me."