Yankees eliminate Indians
Didi Gregorius smacked two home runs and the New York Yankees advanced in the Major League Baseball playoffs on Wednesday (yesterday Thailand) by defeating Cleveland 5-2 while Washington kept its title hopes alive facing elimination as well. After losing the first two games, the Yankees rallied to defeat the Indians 3-2 in the best-of-five American League Division Series.
Gregorius smacked a solo homer in the first inning and a two-run homer in the third to give the Yankees a 3-0 lead. And after the Indians trimmed the margin to a single run, Brett Gardner added a two-run single in the ninth inning to produce the final margin. The victory lifted New York into the best-of-seven American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros.
In the National League, Washington’s Michael A Taylor smashed a grand slam in the eighth inning to power the Nationals over the defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs 5-0.– AFP