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Didi Gregorius clubs home runs in first two at-bats of Game 5

Didi Gregorius

Didi Gregorius did it again!

Gregorius took Corey Kluber deep for the second time in Game 5 of the ALDS on Wednesday after also touching up the ace in his first at-bat.

Gregorius got the New York Yankees on the board in the decisive game with a solo shot off Cleveland’s Kluber in the first inning. Two innings later, he took a pitch down in the zone and blasted it out to right for a two-run home run to make it 3-0 Yankees.

Here’s a look at the homer:

Gregorius also had a 3-run home run in the wild-card game, so he’s come up big with the power bat in the playoffs for the Yankees. Prior to Game 5 of the ALDS, Didi only had one hit (but six walks) prior to his two homers off Kluber.

According to FS1’s broadcast, Jason Giambi in the 2003 ALCS and Yogi Berra in the 1956 World Series are the only other Yankees to have multi-home run games during a series-deciding game. This sure is the best way to become a hero in the Bronx.

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