The New York Yankees have set the stage for an additional postseason showdown towards the division rival Boston Red Sox, after defeating the Oakland A’s 7-2 in final night time’s American League Wild Card Game. The Yanks, having received 100 video games throughout the common season, earned residence subject benefit for the elimination recreation and the group at Yankee Stadium was raucous from the primary pitch to the ultimate out.
The sellout crowd of 49,620 erupted early and sometimes, as Yankees starter Luis Severino retired the A’s 1-2-Three on simply 10 pitches within the first. In the underside half of the inning, the noise carried over when leadoff hitter Andrew McCutchen drew a stroll and slugger Aaron Judge smoked a rocket into the left subject stands giving the Bronx Bombers an early 2-Zero lead.
Here’s what the gamers needed to say in regards to the environment and vitality in Yankee Stadium final night time, per NJ.com,
The Yankees had been 6-Zero at Yankee Stadium within the playoffs final yr, however earlier than they’ll return to the Bronx they will head to Boston for 2 video games at Fenway Park. The best-of-five AL Divisional Series will get underway tomorrow at 7:30pm, adopted by Game 2 on Saturday night time. The collection shifts again to Yankee Stadium for Game Three subsequent Monday.
Check out some highlights from the AL Wild Card Game within the movies embedded under.