09/30/2020 4:12 AM
George Springer - Wareham 2009 - Sportspix Photo
Article By: Michael Lane
Astros 4 – Twins 1 (Houston Leads 1-0)
The Astros won the first game of the MLB playoffs this year with some late inning heroics. Former Wareham Gatemen George Springer tied the game up for Houston in the seventh inning with a two-out RBI single. Taylor Rogers (Harwich ’11) pitched a scoreless inning of relief for the Twins in the eighth inning. The Astros would go on to score three runs in the 9th inning, including a run scored by Springer.
White Sox 4 – Athletics 1 (Chicago Leads 1-0)
Adam Engel (Chatham ’12) put the White Sox on top early with a solo home run in the second inning. Yasmani Grandal (Brewster ’08) extended the White Sox lead to 4-0 with a solo home run of his own in the top of the eighth. The A’s biggest opportunity came in the bottom half of the eighth when they brought the tying run to the plate. Aaron Bummer (Harwich ’13) got a groundout to end the inning for the White Sox and quiet the A’s rally. The White Sox closed it out in the ninth to take a 1-0 series lead.
Rays 3 – Blue Jays 1 (Tampa Bay Leads 1-0)
The Rays relied on strong pitching to take a 1-0 series lead. Pete Fairbanks (Hyannis ‘13/’14) got the save for the Rays, pitching a scoreless ninth and striking out two batters. Cavan Biggio (Harwich ‘14/’15) tried to spark a rally for Toronto in the eighth with a two-out double. Thomas Hatch (Bourne ’14) pitched a scoreless inning of relief for the Blue Jays.
Yankees 12 – Indians 3 (New York Leads 1-0)
The Yankees offense scored early and often in their game one win, hitting a total of four home runs on the night. The first home run came off the bat of Aaron Judge (Brewster ’12) to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead. Luke Voit (Harwich ’11) added onto the lead in the third inning with an RBI double. DJ LeMahieu (Harwich ’08) had two singles and an RBI on the night. The Yankees offense finished with 12 runs on 15 hits.