Oh, what a game! The Yankees offense got the game started right from the first inning with an Andrew McCutchen walk and an Aaron Judge two run monster home run that gave the Yankees an early 2-0 lead bringing the crowd to their feet. Luis Severino pitched four innings of brilliant baseball striking out seven batters before being replaced in the fifth inning with two runners on by Dellin Betances who would retire the next six batters - striking out three along the way.
The Yankees broke it all open in the bottom of the sixth inning with back-to-back doubles by Judge and Aaron Hicks making it 3-0. Hicks moved to third on a wild pitch. Stanton would then walk and steal second. With two runners on and still no outs, Luke Voit tripled scoring them both. Didi Gregorious brought home Voit with a sacrifice fly and just like that the score was 6-0 Yankees.
Khris Davis put the A’s on the board in the 8th with an opposite field line drive home run with a runner on first which cut the score to 6-2. Still, Zach Britton, who was pitching without his best stuff, was able to escape further damage by getting Ramon Laureano to ground out to stop the bleeding.
In the Yankee half of the eighth, Giancarlo Stanton hit his very first post season home run giving the Yankees an insurance run and increasing their lead to 7-2.
Aroldis Chapman came on for the Yankees in the ninth inning. After giving up a single on the very first pitch Chapman rebounded to retire the next three batters with two strikeouts closing out the 8-2 victory.
Pack your bags boys you're going to Boston!!