January 24 2018

Grand comeback: Indians rally from 5 runs down to beat Yankees

January 24 2018, 01:48 | Sammy Rose

Grand comeback: Indians rally from 5 runs down to beat Yankees

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He carved out a reputation for pitching well in the biggest games while he played in Japan. The Puerto Rican native got all of it, crushing it into the right field stands, energizing the packed house at Progressive Field.

"It started out boring, but it turned out to be a fantastic game". Kluber gave up a two run home run in the top of the first to Gary Sanchez.

"We don't just believe in one guy", Indians skipper Terry Francona said.

Not good. After getting off the phone with my father, I checked the ESPN app to see the Yanks had taken a 6-3 lead, following an Aaron Hicks three-run bomb.

Since 2015, Severino has allowed a.428 OPS against (74 percent lower than the league average) when ahead in the count, but a whopping.926 OPS against when behind (79 percent higher than the league average), which is roughly the difference between facing slugger Daniel Murphy or pitcher Max Scherzer of the Washington Nationals at the plate this season.

Unlike Tanaka, Carrasco has the luxury of entering the night with his team owning a 2-0 lead and riding momentum from a dramatic come-from-behind victory in Game 2.

The 18-game victor gave up three hits and three walks in 5 2/3 innings. Tanaka is coming off his best start of the season, a 15-strikeout performance in a win over the Blue Jays.

The Yankees were in complete control with an 8-3 lead when CC Sabathia left the game with one out in the sixth.

Cleveland didn't give up hope though and for a good reason.

Lindor's grand slam occurred after Lonnie Chisenhall was hit by a pitch, though replays showed the ball hit the bat. The deficit was lowered to one run and the fans were right back in the game. The Indians had just five hits in the game three loss and finished 0-4 with runners in scoring position. Despite Green's stellar numbers throughout the season, there is a time where you have to allow your starters to do their job and try to prevent having to go to the bullpen at least not until the end of the 6th if not the beginning of the 7th inning. Aroldis Chapman nailed down the win, sweating out a five-out save to help the Yankees live for another day.

Nothing could go wrong for the Cleveland Indians last night. After two scoreless innings the Yankees sent in Dellin Betances. Right-hander Josh Tomlin will likely take hill for the Indians.

Sanchez caught the 0-2 pitch, which would have been an inning-ending third strike if ruled a foul tip.

The excitement finally paid off in the bottom of the 13th inning. Chapman would throw 34 pitches between the eighth and ninth innings and 30 of them - yes, 30! - were clocked at 100 miles per hour or faster. Ramirez managed an infield single in the ninth, which was his first hit of the postseason. Join the Factory of Sadness team!

Friday night with the Yankees leading the Tribe 8-3 and looking as if they were going to even the series at one game heading back to the Bronx, Girardi made his mistake.

The Yankees momentarily erased the memory of Friday's collapse by defeating the Indians 1-0 Sunday at Yankee Stadium.

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