New York Yankees starting pitcher, James Paxton, strikes out Minnesota Twins catcher, Mitch Garver, in the top of the 5th inning. PAXTON pitched 4 1/3 innings allowing 3 runs and striking out 8 leading the Yankees to a 10-4 victory in game 1 of the ALDS.
Take a look at our 6 selected images from game 1 of the ALDS, won by the Yankees 10-4. The hitting star of the game was DJ Le MAHIEU, who drove in 4 runs with a single, double, and home run (his first post season home run).
We uploaded images of his home run and a three- run double. I have also uploaded two great images of BRETT GARDNER, who was hit by a pitch and also homered.
While JAMES PAXTON pitched only 4 2/3 innings and did not get the win, he pitched well, allowing only 3 runs and striking out 8. I included a nice shot of his as well. The final image that I sent you captured the Minnesota Twins GORGE POLANCO celebrating his home run in the first inning and giving the Twins an early lead.
Historically, the Yankees have dominated the Twins in playoff games. If this game is any indication, their mastery of the Twins will likely continue.