Gleyber Torres was the energizer bunny for the New York Yankees in Game 1 of the ALCS on the road against the Houston Astros.
Torres went 3-for-5 with one home run and four RBI’s in a 7-0 win for New York over Houston.
He hit a home run in the sixth-inning off of Zack Greinke. It was a solo shot and Giancarlo Stanton also hit a solo shot off of Greinke in that inning as well to go up 3-0 for the Yankees.
Gleyber Torres hit an RBI double in the fourth-inning and he also busted the game open on a 2-run single with two outs in the seventh-inning.
Gio Urshela hit a solo shot off of Bryan Abreu in the ninth-inning for New York.
Gleyber Torres also had an RBI groundout in the ninth-inning as well for the New York Yankees and D.J. LeMahieu scored on the play from third base.
Masahiro Tanaka (1-0) was the winning pitcher in this game for New York. He pitched six scoreless innings and he only gave one hit. Tanaka walked one batter and struck out four.
He was yanked from the game after 68 pitches. Manager Aaron Boone decided to go his bullpen in the seventh-inning despite Masahiro Tanaka’s strong start. Boone is lucky he did not get burned.
Zack Greinke (0-1) was the losing pitcher in this game for the Astros. He pitched six innings and gave up seven hits and three runs. Greinke walked zero batters and struck out six.
This is going to be a long series, but I don’t expect blowouts in every single game. The projected pitching match up for Game 2 on Sunday night in Houston, Texas will be James Paxton (15-6, 3.82 ERA) for New York and Justin Verlander (21-6, 2.58 ERA) for Houston.