The New York Yankees beat the Minnesota Twins 10-4 on Friday night in Game 1 of the ALDS, and that result certainly isn’t a surprise when you consider the postseason history between these two teams.
The Twins have now lost 11 straight postseason games to the Yankees, with the streak going back to the 2004 ALDS.
The @Yankees have now won 11 straight postseason games against the Twins dating back to the 2004 ALDS.
That ties the Red Sox against the Angels from 1986-2008 for the longest ever postseason winning streak vs. a single opponent.#PinstripePride
— Stats By STATS (@StatsBySTATS) October 5, 2019
In the first game of the Twins 11-game postseason losing streak against the Yankees, Pat Borders caught for the Twins.
Pat Borders is 56 years old
— Christopher Kamka (@ckamka) October 5, 2019
And the Twins’ overall postseason losing streak is even worse. Minnesota has lost 14 consecutive postseason games. That’s an MLB record.
Most consecutive losses in the postseason:
14* • TWINS (10/6/2004 – present)
13 • Red Sox (10/25/1986 – 10/6/95)
11 • Phillies (10/9/1915 – 10/12/76)
10 • Braves (10/6/1958 – 10/9/91)
10 • Royals (10/19/1980 – 10/9/85)
*11 losses vs NYY, 3 vs OAK
— Jim Passon 🇵🇷 (@PassonJim) October 5, 2019
The Twins will try to put an end to this embarrassing streak on Saturday… by starting a rookie pitcher who began the season in A-ball (and spent his winter driving for Uber).
Randy Dobnak spent his winter driving Uber — he has a 4.99 rating, he’ll proudly say — started the year in Class A and now is getting the ball in Game 2 of the ALDS for the Twins at Yankee Stadium. Life comes at you fast.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) October 5, 2019