In the final game of a Monday MLB playoff quadruple header, the New York Yankees and Minnesota Twins will square off from Target Field. In Game Two, Didi Gregorius hit a grand slam as part of a seven run third inning to power New York to an 8-2 home victory. SP Masahiro Tanaka struck out seven batters and allowed one run over five innings to earn the win for the Yankees.
Twenty-five year old righty Luis Severino (1-1 1.50 ERA) will make his fourth start of the season for the Yankees. Severino, who was out with a shoulder injury, owns a career 3.46 ERA and a solid 1.15 WHIP.
The Minnesota Twins set a major league record for home runs in a season, but have scored just six runs total in losing the first two games of this series. On Saturday, Minnesota failed to go deep and struck out 14 times in defeat. SP Randy Dobnak was rocked for six hits and four runs in just two innings of work.
The Twins will turn to twenty-nine year old righty Jake Odorizzi (15-7 3.51 ERA) to extend their season. Through 159 innings, Odorizzi struck out 178 batters and posted a 1.21 WHIP.