The Yankees had to rally after a slow start in the Wild Card game to reach the ALDS, but Gary Sanchez also had his own battle to fight through some physical pain to even remain in the game.
In the sixth inning of the contest, Twins hitter Brian Dozier fouled a pitch back from reliever David Robertson and appeared to hit the Yankees catcher right in the groin. As Sanchez doubled over in pain, Robertson cringed and covered his mouth with his glove.
"Poor guy. I had a great view of it, he just took a tough shot right there," Robertson said after the game. "I just felt for him. I'm wearing a cup, too. I just know how it feels to get hit there. It's not fun."
After being looked at by the team's training staff, Sanchez remained in the game and stayed behind the plate for the rest of the way.
After doubling in the third inning, Sanchez delivered a single in the seventh inning to finish the night 2-for-4 even after dealing with some pain behind the dish.
Sanchez posted a lighthearted tweet on Wednesday, saying he was okay.