The New York Yankees defeated the Cleveland Indians on Thursday night. The game took place at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio and the final score was 8-6. Nathan Eovaldi started for the Yankees and pitched ok. The bullpen was ok also and the offense sprung to life. Jacoby Ellsbury had two hits and Brett Gardner had three hits.
Eovaldi pitched 5 1/3 innings giving up seven hits and four runs with three walks and four strikeouts. Eovaldi won his 12th game of the season. Adam Warren pitched 2/3 of an inning, Justin Wilson pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and a run and Dellin Betances pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and a walk with three strikeouts. Andrew Miller saved his 25th game of the season pitching an inning giving up two hits and a run with two strikeouts.
Trevor Bauer pitched 3 1/3 innings giving up seven hits and six runs with two walks and a strikeout. He lost his ninth game of the season. Ryan Webb pitched 1 2/3 perfect innings, Kyle Crockett pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and an unearned run with a walk and Shawn Armstrong pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up a walk and two strikeouts. Austin Adams pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two hits and a run with a walk and Jeff Manship pitched 1 2/3 innings striking out three.
Ellsbury had two hits and drew a walk, Gardner had three hits and three RBI and drew a walk and Alex Rodriguez drew a walk. Carlos Beltran had a hit, McCann had a hit and three RBI and Chase Headley drew a walk. Didi Gregorius had a hit, Drew had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk and Drew and Gardner each hit a double. McCann and Drew each hit a homerun and the Yankees were 4-15 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.
Jose Ramirez had a hit, Francisco Lindor had two hits and drew a walk and Michael Brantley had an RBI. Carlos Santana had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk, Yan Gomes had three hits, an RBI and drew a walk and Abraham Almonte had a hit and an RBI. Chris Johnson had a hit, Lonnie Chisenhall had a hit and an RBI and Giovanny Urshela had a hit and drew a walk. Gomes, Almonte and Johnson each hit a double and the Indians were 4-11 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base. Santana had a stolen base and Lindor and Urshela each committed an error and Gomes a passed ball.
In the first McCann hit a three run homerun to give the Yankees a 3-0 lead. In the second Drew hit a solo homerun to give the Yankees a 4-0 lead. The Indians got on the board in the third with a Brantley sac fly and Santana RBI single to cut the lead down to 4-2. In the fourth Drew hit an RBI double to make it 5-2 Yankees and Gardner hit an RBI double that pushed the lead to 6-2. In the sixth Gardner hit an RBI single to make it 7-2 Yankees. In the bottom of the sixth Almonte hit an RBI double to cut the lead to 7-3. Chisenhall hit an RBI single to make it 7-4 Indians. A wild pitch in the seventh made it 7-5 Yankees. In the eighth Gardner hit an RBI single to make it an 8-5 game and the Indians scored another run in the ninth to make it 8-6 which was the final score. The Yankees ended their five game losing streak and salvaged the final game of this three game series. They will head to Toronto to start a big three game series on Friday night.