Yankees Beat Tired Twins 7-2
Y’know, it’s almost unfair that the Twins stumble into the post-season after their amazing 163rd game of the season, an epic 12 inning win over Detroit, only to stumble into playing a rested Yankees. But that’s life.
C.C. Sabathia pitched like the Ace, the Bullpen slammed the door shut and the 2 runs in the 3rd was all the Twins would get.
Jeter remains a post-season God by hitting his 18th Post-Season homerun, tying Reggie Jackson and Mickey Mantle – but more importantly, the 2-run shot tied the game. What’s more Jeter-ian than that, he didn’t make an out by going 2-for-2 and drawing 2 walks and scoring 3 runs.it’s like he becomes extra-alive in October.
Hideki Matsui hit his 7th post-season homerun as well, putting the game out of reach for the depleted and tired Twins. A-Rod got the monkey off his back as well, hitting a pair of run-scoring singles with 2 outs.
It’s a good win. Now they just have to win 10 more.