Yesterday began with a chance for a team in each of the Divisional Series games to advance but none of those teams did in the first three games as the Rays, Cardinals, and Nationals all staved off elimination.
But the law of averages caught up with the Twins—who were facing the well-above average Yankees—in the last of yesterday’s four games who beat them last night by a score of 5-1 to advance to the ALCS.
Gleyber Torres led the way for the Yankees, going 3-4 on the night with a homer in the second to start the scoring, a pair of doubles, and three runs scored. Aroldis Chapman got the last five outs for the save.
With the loss, the Twins extend their postseasons losing streak to an MLB record 16 games—with the last 13 coming against the Yankees—as the Bombers advance courtesy of their MLB record fifth LDS sweep to the ALCS where they will face either the Astros or Rays.