Mike Brosseau homered off Aroldis Chapman with one out within the eighth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the New York Yankees 2-1 Friday night time to achieve the AL Championship Collection for the primary time in 12 seasons.
The Rays received the AL Division Collection 3-2 and can keep in San Diego to face the Houston Astros within the AL Championship Collection beginning Sunday night time. The Rays are within the ALCS for the primary time since 2008, after they beat the Boston Purple Sox in seven video games. They misplaced to the Philadelphia Phillies.
Brosseau and Chapman have a historical past this season: Chapman threw a 101 mph fastball close to Brosseau’s head Sept. 1 within the ninth inning of the Rays’ 5-Three victory. Chapman probably had nothing towards Brosseau personally, however the pitch was an obvious escalation of a feud between the AL East rivals, and it prompted Tampa Bay supervisor Kevin Money’s notorious declaration that he has “an entire rattling secure full of fellows that throw 98 miles an hour.”
BOOM 💥 <a href=”https://twitter.com/RaysBaseball?ref_src=twsrcpercent5Etfw”>@RaysBaseball</a> TAKES THE LEAD IN THE 8TH‼️ <a href=”https://t.co/L4cs06aEuv”>pic.twitter.com/L4cs06aEuv</a>
After Brosseau went undrafted, the Rays signed him in June 2016 for $1,000 US.
All-star Austin Meadows additionally homered for the Rays, connecting off ace Gerrit Cole within the fifth. Aaron Decide tried to make a leaping catch however jammed his head right into a padded overhang.
Judged homered within the fourth.
Cole, beginning on brief relaxation for the primary time in his main league profession, struck out 9 in 5 1/Three innings.