Gregorius, Yanks stagger Twins again, lead ALDS 2-0

New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius (18) connects for a grand slam home run against the Minnesota Twins during the third inning of Game 2 of an

New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius (18) connects for a grand slam home run against the Minnesota Twins during the third inning of Game 2 of an

Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Tyler Duffey (21) reacts after giving up a grand slam home run to New York Yankees' Didi Gregorius during the third inn

Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Tyler Duffey (21) reacts after giving up a grand slam home run to New York Yankees' Didi Gregorius during the third inn

New York Yankees' Didi Gregorius motions as he crosses the plate after hitting a grand slam home run against the Minnesota Twins during the third inni

New York Yankees' Didi Gregorius motions as he crosses the plate after hitting a grand slam home run against the Minnesota Twins during the third inni

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Randy Dobnak (68) hands the ball to manager Rocco Baldelli as he leaves the game during the third inning of Game 2 of

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Randy Dobnak (68) hands the ball to manager Rocco Baldelli as he leaves the game during the third inning of Game 2 of

New York Yankees' Aaron Judge, right, celebrates with teammates after scoring against the Minnesota Twins during the third inning of Game 2 of an Amer

New York Yankees' Aaron Judge, right, celebrates with teammates after scoring against the Minnesota Twins during the third inning of Game 2 of an Amer

In this multiple exposure image, New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka delivers against the Minnesota Twins during the fifth inning of Gam

In this multiple exposure image, New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka delivers against the Minnesota Twins during the fifth inning of Gam

NEW YORK (AP) — Didi Gregorius hooked a slump-busting grand slam during a seven-run third inning and the New York Yankees pummeled the Minnesota Twins again, cruising to an 8-2 victory Saturday for a 2-0 lead in their AL Division Series.

Uber driver-turned-rookie big leaguer Randy Dobnak struggled in an unexpected start, and the Twins lost their record 15th consecutive postseason game, including 12 straight against the Yankees. The latter is the longest postseason skid for one club against another in baseball history, topping Boston's dominance over the Angels from 1986-2008. Minnesota hasn't won a playoff game since Johan Santana bested the Yankees in their 2004 Division Series opener.

Coaches and players on both sides have downplayed that history, most of which predates current rosters. It's all too familiar for fans in Minnesota, where the teams will play Monday's Game 3 in the best-of-five series.

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