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Despite a one-out performance from starting pitcher Luis Severino, the Yankees were able to pull off a marathon win over the Minnesota Twins, starting the 2017 postseason with a bout of absolute chaos. Girardi's quick trigger on Tuesday may have saved the Yankees' season. (Santana got the chance to finish the inning, and it looks like he'll head out for the next one.) That's a 3-3 game, after one inning of play that lasted almost an hour. But somehow you knew, by the time the first inning was over, that the Yankees would beat the Twins, just because they always do in October.

The New York Yankees are moving on to the American League Division Series after surviving a wild start to the MLB playoffs.

While the New York Yankees may have gone 2-5 against the Indians this season, that does not mean anything.

Gardner made it 4-3 when he sent a full-count fastball into the right field seats moments after Buxton crashed into the center field wall to rob Todd Frazier of an extra-base hit.

Pulling Severino, down 3-0, in the first inning of a must-win playoff game could have had a negative effect, but instead, Green struck out two in a row to end the inning and it changed the momentum. The 34-year-old righty went to full counts against five of seven batters and NY erased their entire deficit on a three-run homer by Didi Gregorius.

After two solid innings from Green, David Robertson entered the game for the Yankees.

That doesn't mean that the Yankees should mark this one in with a Sharpie.

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Starters Luis Severino and Ervin Santana were All-Stars this season.

The Yankees will now open their best of five Division series Thursday at Cleveland against the American League Central champion Indians.

Brian Dozier and Eddie Rosario each mashed homers off Severino, ending their seasons on 35 and 28 jacks, respectively.

The Yankees bullpen combined for 8 2/3 innings of one-run ball.

NY reliever Chad Green escaped the two-on jam with strikeouts of Byron Buxton and Jason Castro, though, and then Santana wilted in the bottom of the inning.

According to Statcast, Gardner's drive to the second deck was the longest home run of the game.

Along with Manager Paul Molitor, it was Mauer who took it upon himself to address his teammates after the game, reminding them of what they had accomplished this season year after losing 103 games. This team does not back down and no matter how much they are losing by, they will not surrender.

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