Home run off Chapman in the eighth inning ends Yankees season

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Home run off Chapman in the eighth inning ends Yankees season




Austin Meadows (right) celebrates after hitting a home run for the Rays.


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Austin Meadows (right) celebrates after hitting a home run for the Rays.


Mike Brosseau hit a home run against the Cuban reliever Aroldis Chapman in the bottom of the eighth inning and the Rays’ pitching left the powerful New York Yankees hitting just 3 hits, for a 2-1 win in Game 5 of their series and get a ticket to the American League Championship Series to face Houston.

Brosseau’s decisive hit had a flavor of revenge because in a regular season game Chapman sent a ball through his head, causing an outbreak of anger en Yankee Stadium.

It should be remembered that the 2019 season also concluded for the Yankees by a home run allowed by Chapman, when José Altuve gave the Astros the circuit championship.

The Dominican Diego Castillo was the other great hero of the Rays on Friday by getting the final six outs for Tampa Bay, the league’s best team of the season. The right-hander did not accept a hit and struck out 4.

The Yankees had taken the lead in the fourth with a home run by Aaron Judge.

But the Rays tied in the next inning with Austin Meadows’ home run against starting pitcher Gerrit Cole, the most expensive pitcher in baseball.

The series was made in San Diego, where it will also be the Championship Series starting on Sunday.

In the National League, the title will be contested by the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Atlanta Braves after they both swept their series on Thursday.

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