Yankees, Nationals Lead In Championship Series

Billy Woods | October 13th, 2019

The middle of October brings both the American League and National League Championship Series. With a few games underway, the Washington Nationals lead the St. Louis Cardinals 2-0, while the New York Yankees lead the Houston Astros 1-0.


Anibal Sanchez started for the Nationals in Game 1, carrying a no-hit bid into the eighth inning, where the Cardinals registered their lone hit of the night. The Nationals, however, registered 10 hits, scoring two runs in the process. The runs came in the second inning, when a Yan Gomes double scored Howie Kendrick, and in the seventh inning when a Kendrick single scored Adam Eaton.

In Game 2, the Nationals continued their strong pitching as Max Scherzer took the mound to start. The Cardinals were only able to register three hits, scoring one run in the bottom of the eighth inning. It would be too little too late, as a Michael Taylor homerun in the third inning, and an Eaton double that scored two would put the Nationals ahead. The final was 3-1, with the Nationals taking a 2-0 advantage in the best-of-seven series.

The ALCS saw a matchup between Masahiro Tanaka and Zach Greinke. Tanaka held the Astros scoreless through six innings of action, striking out four batters in the process. Despite striking out six batters, Greinke allowed three runs in his six innings of action.

Gleyber Torres continued an incredible October with a homer and five RBI performance. The double in the fourth by Torres scored DJ LeMahieu, breaking the scoreless tie between the two teams. Torres wasn’t done yet, hitting a solo homerun in the sixth inning before Giancarlo Stanton’s solo homerun. A single in the seventh inning by Torres scored two more runs, breaking the game open for the Yankees. A groundout in the top of the ninth by Torres would score another run, signifying his fifth RBI of the game. The Yankees won Game 1, 7-0.

With a 1-0 series lead, the Yankees and Astros continue their series tonight, while the Nationals look to extend their 2-0 series lead on the Cardinals on Monday.

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