ALDS Twins Yankees BaseballThe Yankees after looking like they might be in early trouble buckled down and beat the Twins 7-2.

Derek Jeter had a big night as he always does in the playoffs . His two run homer in the bottom of the third ended all doubts that the Yankees were going to be the dominate force in this game. Jeter was aided by a two run homer from Matsui , two RBI’s from Arod and one from Nick Swisher.

It was a big game for A-Rod who is trying to shake the label of being a post season choke artist. Two hits and Two RBI’s is a good step towards losing that label. CC Sabathia has also worn the tag of being less than dominate in the post season. Well his  6.2 innings of baseball giving up only two runs, one earned and striking out 8 is a great start to dispelling that. The Yankees bull pen as they have done so many times  during the season allowed zip the rest of the way.

Tomorrow the Yankees get a day off before returning to business with AJ Burnett on the mound to face off against Nick Blackburn who was 11-11 during the season.  240 hits in 205 innings is a few to many. But there is no denying that he is a workhorse. Still I have to give a huge advantage to the Yankees who just have a better offense and Bull Pen . Tomorrow we will look at all the scores of the other games and a preview of the Angels / Red Sox .  I still think Yankees will sweep and they are a third of the way there.