The New York Yankees defeated the Cleveland Indians on Saturday evening. The game took place at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio and the final score was 7-6. CC Sabathia started for the Yankees and he didn't pitch that well and the bullpen was good. Carlos Beltran and Brian McCann each had three hits to lead the offense.
Sabathia pitched 5 2/3 innings giving up seven hits and five runs with two walks and two strikeouts. Dellin Betances pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up two hits and a run with a walk and two strikeouts, Andrew Miller pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up two hits and a walk with two strikeouts and Aroldis Chapman won his third game of the season pitching 2 1/3 innings giving up a walk and he struck out four.
Danny Salazar pitched 5 2/3 innings giving up eight hits and six runs with two walks and five strikeouts. Dan Otero pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a walk with a strikeout, TJ House pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and Jeff Manship pitched 2/3 of an inning striking out two. Bryan Shaw pitched an inning giving up a walk and striking out one, Cody Allen pitched two innings giving up two hits and he struck out one and Tommy Hunter pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run with a walk and two strikeouts. Hunter lost his second game of the season.
Brett Gardner had two hits, three RBI and drew a walk, Jacoby Ellsbury had a hit and drew a walk and Beltran had three hits and an RBI. McCann had three hits and an RBI and Didi Gregorius had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk. Starlin Castro had a hit, Chase Headley had two hits and Rob Refsnyder had a hit. Alex Rodriguez drew a walk, Austin Romine drew a walk and Gardner, Headley and McCann each hit a double. Gardner hit a triple and Gregorius hit a homerun. The Yankees were 2-12 with runners in scoring position and left 11 men on base. Chapman had a pickoff.
Jeff Kipnis had a hit and drew two walks, Francisco Lindor had three hits and Mike Napoli had a hit, an RBI and drew three walks. Carlos Santana had two hits and two RBI, Jose Ramirez had three hits and three RBI and Abraham Almonte had a hit. Santana, Lindor, Kipnis and Almonte each hit a double. The Indians were 6-21 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base. Davis had a stolen base and Kipnis was caught stealing. Lindor and Salazar each committed an error.
In the first Santana hit an RBI single to give the Indians a 1-0 lead. In the third Beltran hit an RBI single to tie the game at one. In the third Gregorius hit a two run homerun to give the Yankees a 3-1 lead. In the bottom of the third Napoli hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 3-2. Santana hit an RBI double and the game was tied at three. Ramirez hit an RBI single and the Indians grabbed a 4-3 lead still in the third inning. In the fifth Ramirez hit an RBI single to push the lead to 5-3. In the sixth Gardner hit a three run triple to give the Yankees back the lead at 6-5. In the seventh Ramirez hit an RBI single to tie the game at six. The Yankees took the lead back in the 11th and would hold it. McCann hit an RBI double to make it 7-6 and that would be the final score.
The Yankees have taken two of the first three games in this series and will finish the series on Sunday afternoon. It will then be the All Star Break for four days before the Yankees open up a ten game homestand.