It wouldn’t have been surprising even if the Minnesota Twins hadn’t had to play a 12-inning, winner-take-all tiebreaker game less than 24 hours before just to get there. Since they did, their 7-2 loss to the Yankees last night in Game 1 of the ALDS was expected, at least by me.
Derek Jeter hit a two-run home run. C.C. Sabathia wasn’t great, but he was good enough in allowing only two runs in 6 2/3 innings. Even A-Rod, not exactly known for being clutch, got a pair of RBI hits.