YANKEES WIN 5-4!
The Yanks sneak by in game three with a little luck and some dominant late inning relief! -
CC Sabathia pitched a pretty good game tonight, but his line doesn’t show it. Two runs scored in the sixth on a misplay by Andújar and a wild throw home, but somehow there wasn’t an error called and both were earned runs. Lesson for the day: errors are a bad stat. Anyway, here’s CC’s line: 5.2 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 K. If that play was handled, we could be talking about a different story with CC. -
The Yankees got on the board right away in the top of the first. A Gardner walk and a Judge single allowed Didi to step into the box with two runners on. The Indian-killer came through, blasting a 3-Run shot (17) to left-center and giving the Yanks the lead. -
The Indians would chip away and make it a 3-2 game before Greg Bird stepped to the plate in the sixth. Greg Bird homered against Clevinger in game two of the ALDS last year, and he repeated history with a solo shot to make it a 4-2 game. -
Cleveland would tie it in the bottom of the inning on an “infield single” that scored two on a misplay by Andújar and a somewhat wild throw to home plate by Bird. Fortunately, the Yanks would tie it an inning later when Romine led off the seventh with a first-pitch, little league home run to make it a 5-4 game. On the play, Romine wrapped a double to the gap in right-center. Brandon Guyer bobbled the ball in right, which allowed Romine to advance to third. The throw ricocheted into the dugout, allowing Romine to score. Crazy two innings. -
The pen did their job again, providing scoreless relief from the sixth to the ninth. -
D-Rob: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, BB, 3 K
Dellin: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
Chapman: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, BB, K
Huge win, way to squeak by against a tough team. Boston just keeps on winning, so the Yanks need to keep matching them. -
The series finale in the land is tomorrow at 1:10 PM ET. Tanaka gets the ball against Indians’ all-star Trevor Bauer.
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