Pitching in the seventh playoff game of his career, Luis Severino left the mound after four innings of work and the Yankees up 2-0.
Severino finished the night allowing no runs off four hits, while striking out four batters and walking two.
The right-hander threw 83 pitches for the night after manager Aaron Boone said he was ready to let Severino "empty the tank" and "go the distance" Monday night. Severino had previously pitched 67, 80 and 72 times in his three starts during the regular season.
Severino did manage to give the Yankees a scare in the bottom of the second inning, though, when he put the first three batter he saw on base to load the diamond up with no outs. But then Severino turned back into his ace self in the most stressful of positions, popping Miguel Sano up before striking Marwin Gonzalez and Jake Cave out to send the defense back into the dugout.
The performance confirmed that the Yankees do indeed have another postseason starter in their rotation, something that was a big question mark heading into the playoffs -- and something that New York will need as it continues forward.