The New York Yankees were defeated by the Cleveland Indians on Saturday afternoon. The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 5-2. CC Sabathia started and he pitched ok and the bullpen wasn't great. Brett Gardner and Aaron Hicks each had two hits.
Sabathia pitched 5 2/3 innings giving up six hits and three runs with four walks and five strikeouts. Sabathia lost his ninth game of the season. Anthony Swarzak pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a run with a strikeout, Chasen Shreve pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and he struck out two and Nick Goody pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a run with two walks. Dellin Betances pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and he struck out two.
Corey Kluber pitched eight innings giving up five hits and two runs with a walk and eight strikeouts. He won his 11th game of the season. Andrew Miller earned his tenth save of the season pitching an inning and giving up a hit and he struck out two.
Gardner had two hits and drew a walk, Starlin Castro had a hit and Gary Sanchez had a hit and an RBI. Hicks had two hits, Sanchez hit a double and the Yankees were 1-3 with runners in scoring position and left two men on base. Hicks was caught stealing and Sanchez had a passed ball.
Rajai Davis had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk, Jeff Kipnis had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk and Francisco Lindor had two hits. Mike Napoli had a hit and an RBI, Carlos Santana had two hits and drew a walk and Jose Ramirez had a hit. Brandon Guyer drew a walk, Lonnie Chisenhall drew a walk and Abraham Almonte drew a walk. Kipnis, Napoli and Davis each hit a homerun and the Indians were 3-8 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base. Kipnis and Lindor each had a stolen base, Almonte had an outfield assist.
In the second Sanchez hit an RBI double to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead. In the second a wild pitch made it 2-0 Yankees. In the fourth Kipnis hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 2-1. Davis hit an RBI single to tie the game in the fifth and in the sixth Napoli hit a solo homerun to give the Indians a 3-2 lead. Davis hit a solo homerun in the seventh and in the ninth Kipnis hit an RBI single making it 5-2 and that would be the final score.
The series is tied at one game each and the rubber game will be on Sunday afternoon.