Cleveland Indians: 6
New York Yankees: 2
Short and Sweet
It was a battle of aces in the first of three games in New York for the Tribe. As expected, both Corey Kluber and Luis Severino were brilliant and, through the first four innings, had each just allowed a single run on a solo home run. The Indians from Jose Ramirez in the first and the Yankees from Chase Headley in the third.
In the fifth, the Yankees strung together two two out hits to take the lead for the first time against Kluber, but Ramirez wasn’t done yet and he tied it with a second solo home run off Severino in the top half of the 6th. It would take just one more inning for the Indians to retake the lead as Carlos Santana hit another solo home run to right.
A Bradley Zimmer single would ultimately lead to the end of the night for Severino. After Adam Warren replaced him, Zimmer stole second, went to third on an error, then scored on a wild pitch to increase the Tribe lead to two. Austin Jackson added another solo home run the next inning with Warren still pitching, the fifth solo home run of the night for the two teams.
Tribe Top Three
3. Bradley Zimmer – CF – 3% of vote
Zimmer created a run by himself in the 7th with a single, steal and two extra bases on an error and wild pitch. He added another run in the 9th in more typical fashion with a gap double to right to score Santana from first.
2. Jose Ramirez – 2B – 45% of vote
For a moment, it seemed Ramirez was the only hitter who could do anything off Severino as he hit two solo home runs and walked once, although the rest of the team eventually caught up. He also made a nice defensive play in the 7th.
1. Corey Kluber – SP – 52% of vote
Kluber hit one milestone as soon as the game started tonight, matching Wes Ferrell with 137 starts for 25th most in Indians history. He made the most out of this start as well, striking out 7 in 8 innings while allowing just two runs on three hits and a walk.
Carlos Santana went deep for the third consecutive game, this time to give the Indians the lead 3-2 in the 7th.
Austin Jackson also hit a solo shot to add to the lead.
Tribe Time Tomorrow: Former Twins lefty Jaime Garcia will pitch for the Yankees with Trevor Bauer looking to extend his current hot streak to eight games. The game will start at 7:05 PM at new Yankee Stadium.