The New York Yankees have moved one step closer to the Baseball World Series trophy boosted by an age-defiant performance by 22-year-old star second baseman Gleyber Torres. Yankees won the series a decade ago in Venezuela when Torres was not even a teenager.
Yankees won over Minnesota by 5-1 score. New York Yankees star player Gleyber Torres scored on each of his two doubles and made a pair of sparkling defensive plays, going with a second-inning home run. The first baseman DJ LeMahieu said that Torres is a really special player and that no moment is too big for him. Torres employed an aggressive shift that had him in shallow right field. He slid and scooped a sharp grounder by Eddie Rosario with two on in the fifth. And then he managed to throw him out from his knees to end the inning. After his double in the ninth Torres even stole third base.
Aaron Boone, the Yankees manager added that Torres played so well in this particular series and in this game he just went on to show the world just how good a player he is on both sides of the ball. Torres has become the 5th Youngest Yankees player to register his 1st post season homer. Only Yogi Berra, Mickey Mantle, Tony Kubek and Derek Jeter have done so in such younger ages.
The Yankees will now start the AL Championship Series either at Houston or at home against Tampa Bay on Saturday after a 103-win regular season and their first AL East title since 2012.