Yankees Sweep Out Twins

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The New York Yankees are headed to the American League Championship Series.

They finished off a three-game sweep of the Minnesota Twins with a 5-1 win in Game Three of their AL Division Series.

Gleyber Torres and Cameron Maybin hit solo homers for New York, which handed the Twins their record 16th consecutive playoff loss dating back to 2004.  

Didi Gregorius had a pair of RBI singles for the Yanks, who will play either the Astros or Rays in the ALCS.  

Chad Green got the win and Aroldis Chapman the save.  Jake Odorizzi took the loss.  Eddie Rosario homered in the eighth for Minnesota.

Elsewhere in MLB playoff action on Monday, Kevin Kiermaier hit a three-run homer as the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Houston Astros 10-3 to cut their A-L Division Series deficit to 2-1.

Ryan Zimmerman's three-run homer lifted the wild-card Washington Nationals to a 6-1 win over the L-A Dodgers to force a decisive Game 5 in their N-L Division Series.

Also, Yadier Molina had a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning as the St. Louis Cardinals downed the Atlanta Braves 5-4 to force Game 5 in that series.