The Minnesota Twins and New York Yankees both eclipsed 300 home runs this season and the power barrage continued into the playoffs.
The Yankees topped the Twins 10-4 in Game 1 of the ALDS in the Bronx in a game that featured five long balls.
Minnesota jumped out to an early 2-0 lead on solo home runs by Jorge Polanco and Nelson Cruz, but New York answered with a three-run third inning to take a 3-2 lead. Polanco notched an RBI single in the fifth to tie the game before the Yankees grabbed control of the game for good.
Gleyber Torres hit a two-run double in the bottom of the fifth, scoring Aaron Judge and Brett Gardner.
Miguel Sano hit a solo home run in the sixth to bring the Twins to within 5-4, but the Yankees answered with homers by D.J. LeMahieu and Gardner. In the seventh, LeMahieu put the game out of reach with a based loaded double.
In a game dominated by offense, starters Jose Berrios and James Paxton both failed to go five full innings. The Yankees, however, leaned on their bullpen in the late innings. Chad Green, Zack Britton, J.A. Happ and Aroldis Chapman combined for 3.2 scoreless innings and four strikeouts.