New York Yankees defeat Minnesota Twins in one-game Wild Card playoff, move on to ALDS

The New York Yankees are heading to the American League Division Series. 

The Bronx Bombers hosted the Minnesota Twins in New York Tuesday night for the American League Wild Card game. Luis Severino took the mound for New York against Ervin Santana of the Twins. 

The game got off to an exciting start as each team immediately gave up 3 runs apiece and New York starter Severino was pulled in the first inning after recording only one out.

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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 3: Members of the New York Yankees are seen on the base path during the singing of the National Anthem prior to the American League Wild Card game against the Minnesota Twins at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 3: Didi Gregorius #18 of the New York Yankees reacts to hitting a three-run home run in the first inning during the American League Wild Card game against the Minnesota Twins at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 03: Didi Gregorius #18 of the New York Yankees celebrates with Brett Gardner #11 after hitting a three run home run against Ervin Santana #54 of the Minnesota Twins during the first inning in the American League Wild Card Game at Yankee Stadium on October 3, 2017 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 03: Didi Gregorius #18 of the New York Yankees hits a three run home run against Ervin Santana #54 of the Minnesota Twins during the first inning in the American League Wild Card Game at Yankee Stadium on October 3, 2017 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 03: Byron Buxton #25 of the Minnesota Twins hits the wall as he catches a pop up fly against the New York Yankees during the second inning in the American League Wild Card Game at Yankee Stadium on October 3, 2017 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 03: David Robertson #30 of the New York Yankees reacts after a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the third inning in the American League Wild Card Game at Yankee Stadium on October 3, 2017 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 03: Eduardo Escobar #5 of the Minnesota Twins catches a foul ball against the New York Yankees in the American League Wild Card Game at Yankee Stadium on October 3, 2017 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 03: Fans in the outfield cheer as Eddie Rosario #20 of the Minnesota Twins falls to the ground on Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees two run home run against Jose Berrios #17 of the Minnesota Twins during the fourth inning in the American League Wild Card Game at Yankee Stadium on October 3, 2017 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 03: Starlin Castro #14 of the New York Yankees reacts after an at bat against the Minnesota Twins in the American League Wild Card Game at Yankee Stadium on October 3, 2017 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 03: Gary Sanchez #24 of the New York Yankees reacts after getting hits a by a pitch by David Robertson #30 against the Minnesota Twins during the sixth inning in the American League Wild Card Game at Yankee Stadium on October 3, 2017 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 3: David Robertson #30 of the New York Yankees reacts to Gary Sanchez #24 getting hit by a foul ball during the American League Wild Card game against the Minnesota Twins at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
Oct 3, 2017; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) slides into third base as Minnesota Twins third baseman Eduardo Escobar (5) cannot get to the throw during the seventh inning in the 2017 American League wildcard playoff baseball game at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 03: The Minnesota Twins dugout looks on against the New York Yankees during the ninth inning in the American League Wild Card Game at Yankee Stadium on October 3, 2017 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 3: Tommy Kahnle #48 of the New York Yankees celebrates during the American League Wild Card game against the Minnesota Twins at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
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The Yankees regained the lead in the bottom of the second inning after a solo home run by Brett Gardner -- but Minnesota came back to tie it at 4 after loading the bases in the third. 

New York regained the lead in the bottom of the third inning on an RBI single by Greg Bird and never looked back, adding two more runs on an Aaron Judge home run in the fourth and an additional run in the eighth en route to an 8-4 win. 

The Yankees scored in each of the first four innings as part of the offensive onslaught against the Twins. The five combined home runs between the two rosters were the most ever hit in a Wild Card playoff game. 

Major League Baseball expanded to two Wild Card teams in each league in 2012, prompting the creation of the one-game Wild Card playoff for the right to play in the Division Series. New York will now move on to face the defending American League champion Cleveland Indians in the ALDS. 

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