Oct 11, 2017; Cleveland, OH, USA; New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius (18) hits a solo home run during the first inning of game five of the 2017 ALDS playoff baseball series against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. 
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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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Players with the most hits in postseason history


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Williams had quite a run with the Yankees in the postseason, hitting .275-22-80 over 121 career games. He appeared in six World Series over his 16-year career.

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Ramirez was a great postseason performer between Cleveland, Boston and the Dodgers. He hit .285-29-78 in 111 games and 410 at-bats.

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The Yankees catcher played 125 postseason games for his career but only hit .248. He still had a decent .745 OPS.

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Arguably the best leadoff man of his era, Lofton played 95 postseason games between Cleveland, Atlanta, San Francisco, the Cubs, Yankees and Dodgers. He hit .247 for his career in the postseason.

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The Braves are often criticized for winning only one World Series in their heyday of the ’90s, but Jones appeared in three of them. He hit .287-13-47 over 93 games and 338 at-bats for the Braves.

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Most of Pujols’ postseason career was in St. Louis, and he’s been a phenomenal playoff performer during his career. The power hitter has hit .323-19-54 in only 279 at-bats and 77 games.

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Molina has come up big in clutch moments for the Cardinals during his postseason career. He’s a solid .286 career hitter over 89 games and 315 at-bats in the playoffs.

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Justice was a middle-of-the-order hitter for many teams in his career, appearing in the playoffs for the Braves, Indians, Yankees and Athletics. Despite his 89 hits, he actually hit only .224 in the playoffs for his career.

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Big Papi is a legend in Boston and carried the Red Sox on his back in several postseason runs, most notably 2013 as World Series MVP. He was a great playoff performer overall, hitting .289-17-61 in 85 games.

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The all-time hits leader appeared in 67 postseason games between the Reds and Phillies. He hit .321 in 268 at-bats.

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Most of O’Neill’s postseason appearances occurred with the Yankees, though he also made one playoff appearance with the Reds in 1990. He hit .284-11-39 over 299 at-bats and 85 games for his career.

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Martinez had a long and productive career, appearing in the playoffs nine times between the Mariners, Yankees and Cardinals. He was less productive during the playoffs, hitting .233-9-38 in 356 at-bats and 99 games for his playoff career.

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Mr. October appeared in the playoffs 11 times in his 21-year career, quite a feat in the pre-Wild Card era. He hit .278-18-48 in 281 at-bats and 77 games.

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Garvey was a terrific playoff performer, appearing in 55 postseason games between the Dodgers and Padres and hitting .338-11-31 in only 222 at-bats.

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Often criticized for his playoff failures, A-Rod still hit .259-13-41 in 278 career at-bats and 76 games in the postseason. He appeared in the playoffs for the Mariners and Yankees.

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A career .300 hitter during the regular season, Alomar hit .313 in 58 postseason games. He appeared in the postseason for the Blue Jays, Orioles and Indians.

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Damon made the playoffs eight times for four different organizations and hit .276-10-33 in 261 at-bats.

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Incredibly, Berra won 10 World Series with the Yankees. He hit .274-12-39 in 259 career at-bats during the playoffs.

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Grissom only made the postseason four times, but that was enough to accumulate 69 hits. He hit .317-5-20 in 218 at-bats for his postseason career.

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Holliday has made the playoffs seven times, mostly with the Cardinals. However, he’s usually struggled, hitting just .247-13-37 in 279 career at-bats.

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Olerud hit .295 for his career during the regular season and .278 in the postseason. He appeared in the playoffs eight times for five different organizations.

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Jones appeared in the playoffs 10 times with the Braves and once with the Yankees. He hit .273-10-34 in 238 at-bats.

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Matsui spent only 10 seasons in the majors and was able to make six postseason appearances with the Yankees. He hit .312-10-39 in only 205 at-bats and won World Series MVP in 2009.

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