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HOUSTON — The youngest Baby Bomber is all grown up. Any warn Gleyber Torres is doing so good in October?
“I mean, not really,” he said.
The 22-year-old Torres kept adult his postseason swell with a homer and 5 RBIs, Masahiro Tanaka discriminating his playoff resume and a New York Yankees blanked a Houston Astros 7-0 Saturday night in a AL Championship Series opener.
Torres did his partial in this matchup of 100-win behemoths with a go-ahead double, a solo homer, a two-run singular and an RBI grounder. Moved adult to third in a batting sequence after mashing in a brush of Minnesota, a two-time All-Star became a youngest AL actor to expostulate in 5 runs during a postseason game.
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“Prepare unequivocally good to be here and assistance my team. So now we got opportunity,” he said.
Brett Gardner, one of New York’s comparison players during 35, raved about a immature second baseman.
New York Yankees’ Gleyber Torres rounds a bases after a home run during a sixth inning in Game 1 of baseball’s American League Championship Series opposite a Houston Astros, Oct. 12, 2019, in Houston. (Associated Press)
“It’s kind of frightful for hostile pitchers, though sparkling if you’re a Yankees fan,” he said. “He’s only so gifted and has a knack for putting a bat on a baseball. No impulse is too large for him.”
With so most courtesy focused on a Astros aces, Tanaka showed he some-more than belonged on this stage, too. He threw one-hit round for 6 innings to outpitch Zack Greinke, improving to 5-2 with a 1.32 ERA in a postseason.
Giancarlo Stanton and Gio Urshela also homered and right fielder Aaron Judge incited in a pivotal play, throwing a line expostulate and doubling Alex Bregman off initial bottom when it was still 1-0.
“Loved a demeanour today,” manager Aaron Boone said.
The Yankees will try to build on their early movement when James Paxton starts opposite 21-game leader Justin Verlander in Game 2 on Sunday night.
Houston frequency resembled a bar that led a majors with a franchise-record 107 victories. Jose Altuve, Bregman and their teammates were hold to 3 singles.
“I don’t consider we’ve unequivocally finished anything offensively this postseason,” Bregman said. “We need to fibre together some at-bats.”
The Astros had homered in 30 true games — each diversion given Aug. 31 — and their strain was a second-longest in vital joining story behind a 31-game fibre by a Yankees this year.
Greinke, acquired during a trade deadline for these kind of moments, constructed another muted playoff start.
“The Yankees, they can come during we in a lot of opposite ways,” Astros manager AJ Hinch said.
Tanaka, who won Game 1 of a ALDS, struck out 4 and walked one. He faced a smallest by 6 innings interjection to a span of double plays. The 68 pitches he used to get by 6 innings are a fewest a pitcher indispensable to get by 6 in a postseason diversion given Atlanta’s Greg Maddux by 67 in 6 innings in a NLDS opposite a Giants in 2002. Three relievers finished adult a shutout.
“Obviously a number’s there and we theory I’m flattered. But a happiest thing for me is us being means to get a W,” Tanaka pronounced by a translator.
Torres picked adult right where he left off in a multiplication array where he strike .417 to lead a group — he batted sixth in those games, though was changed aloft as Boone tinkered with his lineup to mangle adult a team’s lefty hitters.
Torres put a Yankees out front with an RBI double in a fourth.
There was one out in a sixth when he strike a fastball from Greinke into a seats in left field. Greinke knew it was left off a bat, and battered his fist into his glove as shortly as Torres left a batter’s box.
Torres singled in a seventh to make it 5-0. He has an RBI in all 4 of New York’s playoff games this year.
“He likes personification these situations and he’s assured in his ability to produce. And that leads to a dangerous player,” Boone said.
Stanton homered with dual outs in a sixth.
The Astros and Yankees were assembly in a playoffs for a third time in 5 years and confronting off in a ALCS for a second time in 3 seasons. New York’s highway win on Saturday night comes after a home group won each diversion of a 2017 ALCS that Houston took 4-3.
The Astros got Greinke, a 2009 AL Cy Young Award winner, from Arizona in July, anticipating to accelerate a revolution starring Verlander and Gerrit Cole. Greinke went 8-1 with a 3.02 ERA in 10 regular-season starts after a trade, though has struggled in a postseason and mislaid both starts.
He was put off when asked if he felt he had to representation ideally with no run support.
“I don’t like that question,” he said.
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Greinke took a detriment in Game 3 of a ALDS opposite Tampa Bay in permitting 5 hits, 4 of that were homers and 6 runs in 3 2/3 innings.
Urshela combined a solo homer on rookie Bryan Abreu’s initial representation of a postseason to pad a lead in a ninth. Torres gathering in another run with a groundout after in a inning.
The Yankees led 1-0 when Bregman drew a leadoff travel in a fifth. Yordan Alvarez followed with a expostulate that Judge held on run, and he done a clever chuck that initial baseman DJ LeMahieu scooped for a double play. Bregman stumbled a bit perplexing to get behind and was nabbed.
“Being means to kind of close down that inning was huge,” Judge said. “I was vehement about that.”