GUIDE: Yankees sweep Twins, move on to ALCSPosted: Updated:
The Yankees are one step closer to championship No. 28. They stifled Minnesota's bats on their way to a 3-0 sweep of the Twins. Now, they await the winner of the Astros-Rays series.
|1||Oct. 4||7:07 p.m.||Yankee Stadium||FS1/MLBN||WFAN||NYY 10, MIN 4|
|2||Oct. 5||5:07 p.m.||Yankee Stadium||FS1||WFAN||NYY 8, MIN 2|
|3||Oct. 7||8:40 p.m.||Target Field||FS1/MLBN||WFAN||NYY 5, MIN 1|
GAME 2: Gregorius and the Yanks trounce Twins again, lead ALDS 2-0
GAME 1: Yankees top Twins 10-4 in ALDS Game 1
Tale of the Tape
2019 head-to-head record: The Yankees were 7-2 vs. Minnesota in 2019, including their playoff series.
Playoff history: The Twins' World Series hopes have now come to an end with a loss against the Yankees in six of their last seven playoff appearances (2019 ALDS, 2017 AL Wild Card Game, 2010 ALDS, 2009 ALDS, 2004 ALDS, 2003 ALDS).
World Series wins: The Yankees have been world champions 27 times, most recently in 2009. The Twins have won three World Series titles, most recently in 1991.
Home runs galore: The Twins broke the all-time single season record for home runs with 307. The Yankees fell just short ... with 306.
Offensive statistical leaders: AVG- MIN's Luis Arrez, .334. RBI- MIN's Eddie Rosario, 109. HR- MIN's Nelson Cruz, 41. SB- MIN's Byron Buxton, 14.
Pitching statistical leaders (starters): ERA- MIN's Jake Odorizzi, 3.51. SO- MIN's Jose Berrios, 195. WINS- Tie, NYY's James Paxton & MIN's Jake Odorizzi, 15.
Pitching statistical leaders (bullpen): ERA- NYY's Adam Ottavino, 1.90. SO- NYY's Chad Green, 98. SAVES- NYY's Aroldis Chapman 37.