They Yankees’ long drought of postseason success came for lack of starting pitching. These are not those Yankees.
Pettitte was brilliant, matching zeroes with Carl Pavano for 5 innings before the Machine Mauer singled in Minnesota’s lone run. Andy worked out of it, and he recorded an out in the 6th before giving way to Joba Chamberlain.
In all, the Yankees starters allowed 3 earned runs over 19 innings of work.