For the second consecutive season and for the third time in four seasons, the New York Yankees would be playing in the American League Wild Card Game. This time it was against a pesky Oakland Athletics team and the Yankees won 7-2.
Aaron Judge hit a two-run homer in the first-inning for the New York Yankees off of Liam Hendriks.
With the Yankees leading 2-0 in the fifth inning, the Oakland Athletics had two guys on and no body out. Manager Aaron Boone decided to yank starting pitcher Luis Severino and put in Dellin Betances. Boone made the right call because Bentances got the next three batters out.
Severino pitched four innings, gave up two hits, walked four batters, and struck out seven batters.
Aaron Hicks had an RBI double, Luke Voit had a two-run triple, and Didi Gregorius hit a sacrifice fly in the sixth-inning for the Yankees.
Khris Davis hit a two-run homer for the Oakland Athletics in the eighth-inning off of Zach Britton.
Giancarlo Stanton hit a solo homer in the eighth-inning for New York off of Blake Treinen.
Dellin Bentances (1-0) was the winning pitcher for the New York Yankees. He pitched two innings and struck out three batters.
Liam Hendriks (0-1) was the losing pitcher for the Oakland Athletics. He pitched one inning and gave up a hit and two runs. Hendriks walked one batter and struck out one.
The Oakland Athletics season concludes. The New York Yankees will move on to face the Boston Red Sox in the ALDS starting on Friday night in Boston. The Red Sox won the season series 10-9. The last time they met in the postseason was in 2004 when New York blew a 3-0 lead in the ALCS.