Long Ball Lifts Indians over Yankees
The New York Yankees trailed the Boston Red Sox by 2.5 games in the AL Easy heading into Monday Night's matchup against the Cleveland Indians. Corey Kluber was going up against Luis Severino on the mound and it lived up to the hype. Carlos Santana's homerun in the seventh-inning lifted the Indians to a 6 to 2 win over the Yankees.
Jose Rameriz hit two solo homeruns for the Indians ( first and sixth innings). Chase Headley hit a solo homerun in the third-inning for the Yankees. Todd Frazier had an RBI single in the bottom of the fifth-inning for New York.
The Indians additional three runs came on a wild pitch by Adam Warren in the seventh, a solo homerun by Austin Jackson in the eighth, and an RBI single by Bradley Zimmer in the ninth. The Indians hit four long balls on Monday Night.
Corey Kluber picked up 13th win of the season. He pitched 8 strong innings and only gave up 3 hits. Kluber walked a batter and struck out 7.
Luis Severino lost his sixth game of the season. He pitched 6.2 innings and gave up 4 hits and runs. He walked 3 batters and struck out 9. Aaron Judge was not in the Yankees lineup because Manager Joe Giradi wants him to refocus for the next couple of days.
The second game of this three-game set continues tonight with Trevor Bauer pitching for the Indians and Jaime Garcia pitching for the Yankees.