YANKEES WIN 7-4!
The Yanks beat Kluber again in an impressive offensive showing against arguably the AL’s best pitcher. Their own starter, who can also be described as one of the AL’s best, struggled. Nonetheless, the guys were able to squeak by for a big win in The Land. -
Sevy’s command was poor, and he didn’t have his velocity for whatever reason tonight. He battled, but eventually allowed a game tying home run just one out before the conclusion of his outing. His line: 5.0 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 1 K. Not good, but the offense was able to bail him out.
It looked like this would be one of those games when the Yanks found themselves down right away 2-0 in the 1st. Kluber had also retired the first six Yankee batters. However, Gardner was able to provide the Yanks with a HUGE spark in the third. He delivered a game-tying 2-Run shot (8) to right to knot things up at 2. An inning later, it was grind time. Didi led off the inning with his third home run in his last four at bats (going back to last years ALDS) against Kluber, thus tying the game once again at 3. For Didi it’s his 16th of he season. A single by G and a fielder’s choice error off the bat of Hicks put two on for Bird, who delivered with a go-ahead RBI double off the wall. Just inches from leaving the yard. Despite loading the bases with no outs in that inning, the Yanks would unfortunate strand them after a Romine strikeout and a Walker DP. -
The Tribe would knot it up at 4 in the 5th, but the Yanks broke through against a tiring Kluber in the 8th. Didi led off with a BB. On Kluber’s 114th pitch, Hicks lined a go ahead double. A stolen base and a Bird sac-fly later, the Yanks led by 2. Gardy’s 2nd HR of the night extended the lead to 7-4. -
The pen did a great job tonight. They tossed the 6, 7, 8 and 9th innings respectively.
Warren: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, K
D-Rob: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K
Dellin: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, BB, K
Chapman: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, K
All around great win. Yanks had a great approach tonight and didn’t give up when Sevy wasn’t looking good. A blip here and there is fine for Sevy as long as he’s healthy. He’s been that good. Take game 2 tomorrow with Domingo on the bu