Teoscar Hernandez hit a tiebreaking two-run double with one out in the 11th inning, Yoshinobu Yamamoto allowed two hits in seven outstanding innings and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the New York Yankees 2-1 on Friday night in the opener of a highly anticipated three-game series in New York.

With Shohei Ohtani placed on second base to start the inning, Freddie Freeman fell behind 0-2 before drawing a walk against Ian Hamilton to lead off the top of the 11th. After Will Smith flied out, Hernandez sliced an 0-2 slider past New York left fielder Alex Verdugo and to the warning track in front of the Los Angeles bullpen to score Ohtani and Freeman.

In a game that had a postseason feel, Hernandez had two of the Dodgers' four hits and also made a leaping catch against the wall on Anthony Volpe's liner to open the bottom of the first.