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Brosseau homer off Chapman lifts Rays over Yanks, into ALCS

Posted at 11:22 PM, Oct 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-09 23:22:09-04

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Mike Brosseau homered off Aroldis Chapman with one out in the eighth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the New York Yankees 2-1 to reach the AL Championship Series for the first time in 12 seasons.

The first career postseason homer for the 26-year-old utilityman came after a 10-pitch at-bat against the Yankees’ vaunted, hard-throwing closer, who entered the game in the seventh inning.

Brosseau drove a 100 mph fastball into the left field seats at Petco Park for just the third hit for the Rays.