AL Wild Card 2018 Results: Top 5 players from Yankees vs Athletics game

Here are five players who put in top performances in Wednesday night's AL Wild Card game on October 3.

1

Aaron Judge - Yankees

Yankees phenom Aaron Judge led the way early for the home team in Wednesday night's 7-2 victory. Judge smashed a two-run homer out of the park in the first inning, giving him his first of the postseason. That got his team on the scoreboard for an early 2-0 lead to provide run support for his pitcher. Judge finished 2-for-3 with 2 RBIs and two runs scored.

2

Luke Voit - Yankees

The Yankees first baseman was also instrumental in his side's victory in New York. Voit was 1-for-4 in the contest, but that one hit was a triple, scoring both Aaron Hicks and Giancarlo Stanton. That gave the Yankees two more runs, and Didi Gregorius' sac fly to left scored Voit for another. With these runs added to NY's total in the eighth, it helped solidify their lead.

3

Giancarlo Stanton - Yankees

The Yankees' offseason acquisition also decided to help with another RBI. Stanton hit a solo home run to left field in the bottom of the eighth to make it a 7-2 New York lead. That also helped crush the visiting team's spirits just a bit more, as they headed toward the final inning.

4

Khris Davis - Athletics

If one player showed up to contribute for the losing team tonight it was Davis. His squad was trailing 6-0, as they reached the eighth inning. However, Davis connected on a two-run homer to finally get his team on the board. He'd finish the game with a 1-for-4 performance that included the two RBIs and a run scored. Unfortunately, he was the only one that contributed runs for the A's.

5

Luis Severino - Yankees

It was a solid outing for Severino, who started the game and pitched four innings total. He struck out seven batters during that time and gave up no runs. While Betances picked up tonight's win, Severino limited the opponents for the first half of tonight's game behind the Yankees' 2-0 lead.

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