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Sport Torres, Tanaka lead Yankees over Astros 7-0 in ALCS opener

06:40  13 october  2019
06:40  13 october  2019 Source:   ap.org

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HOUSTON (AP) -- Gleyber Torres kept up his October surge with a homer and five RBIs, Masahiro Tanaka polished his playoff resume and the New York Yankees blanked the Houston Astros 7-0 Saturday night in the AL Championship Series opener.

New York Yankees' Gleyber Torres hits a RBI-double off Houston Astros starting pitcher Zack Greinke during the fourth inning in Game 1 of baseball's American League Championship Series Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)© AP New York Yankees' Gleyber Torres hits a RBI-double off Houston Astros starting pitcher Zack Greinke during the fourth inning in Game 1 of baseball's American League Championship Series Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

BOX SCORE: YANKEES 7, ASTROS 0

With so much attention focused on the Astros aces, Tanaka showed he more than belonged on this stage, too. He threw one-hit ball for six innings to outpitch Zack Greinke, improving to 5-2 with a 1.32 ERA in the postseason.

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Astros : Verlander will try to get the Astros to Game 7 . The 2011 AL MVP is 8- 0 in eight outings for Houston since agreeing to a trade from Detroit, just Yankees : Severino gave up one run and two hits over four innings in Game 2 but was pulled as a precaution after only 62 pitches because manager

Tanaka also beat the Indians 1- 0 in the Division Series to save the Yankees ' season when they were down 0 -2 in that best-of-five playoff. Yankees : Severino gave up one run and two hits over four innings in Game 2 but was pulled as a precaution after only 62 pitches because manager Joe Girardi

Torres did his part in this matchup of 100-win behemoths with a go-ahead double, a solo homer, a two-run single and an RBI grounder. Moved up to third in the batting order after mashing in a sweep of Minnesota, the 22-year-old star became the youngest AL player to drive in five runs during a postseason game.

Giancarlo Stanton and Gio Urshela also homered and right fielder Aaron Judge turned in the key play, catching a line drive and doubling Alex Bregman off first base.

The Yankees will try to build on their early momentum when James Paxton starts against 21-game winner Justin Verlander in Game 2 on Sunday night.

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Tanaka also beat the Indians 1- 0 in the Division Series to save the Yankees ' season when they were down 0 -2 in that best-of-five playoff. Yankees : Severino gave up one run and two hits over four innings in Game 2 but was pulled as a precaution after only 62 pitches because Girardi was

Houston Astros ' Jose Altuve takes batting practice during a workout for a baseball American League Championship Series in Houston, Friday, Oct. Gleyber Torres , Aaron Judge and a strong bullpen sent New York toward 103 victories. Greinke pitches the opener , to be followed by Justin Verlander

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