The 15-1 stretch matched the Yankees' best 16-game run since 1980. All of the team appears to be on the same page at the plate and, more importantly, on the mound.
Indians: Two-time Cy Young Award victor Corey Kluber (5-1, 2.41 ERA) pitches the opener of a 2-game interleague series Tuesday against Milwaukee LHP Wade Miley (1-0, 1.50).
And he had to silence the uninformed voices who believe the Yankees should take Matt Harvey's battered body and subpar stuff in off the unemployment line when he is released by the Mets this week. Rookie Gleybar Torres ended it with a three-run walk-off homer against Otero.
After taking three of four at Houston, the Yankees won the first game against the Indians on Miguel Andujar's single in the ninth after blowing a five-run lead in the eighth and a one-run lead in the ninth.
-Boone has long praised the way Andujar keeps his bat in the hitting zone for so long, and he explained how that came up big tonight: "When you're a good hitter like that, it allows you to cover a couple different speeds, especially with two strikes". His bases-loaded walk tied the score in the fifth, and he doubled off the center-field wall in the seventh.
Yikes. Lindor is a legitimate Gold Glove defender and one of the best shortstops in baseball, but that's back-to-back days with a crucial error.
Clevinger allowed a single to Hicks in the fifth and set a career-high with 10 strikeouts while allowing two runs in 7 1/3 innings.
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 left on. Torreyes, in a classic case of trying to do to much, tagged up at second and advanced to third on the play. Or at least that was the call on the field. The inning should've been over and the run shouldn't have counted. Here's video of the play. It looked like they were having some communication issues in the dugout. Replays seemed pretty conclusive. Both teams feature Top 10 offenses in home runs (45-44 in favor of Cleveland), RBI (172-138 in favor of New York), and runs scored (178-144, again, New York).
Gray (2-2) allowed two runs and four hits in six innings with seven strikeouts, working with more poise and polish to catcher Austin Romine, the Yankees' backup catcher, than he has with All-Star starter Gary Sanchez. Lindor was charged with two errors on the play and two runs scored. I think he's really close to getting to that point where he can be a really good pitcher for us.
Combine the Indians' mistakes with a solid start from Sonny Gray and dominant bullpen work from Chad Green and David Robertson, and you get yet another Yankees win. He also is 1-1 with a 2.87 ERA in three regular-season starts at NY.
Left-handed pitcher Andrew Miller (strained left hamstring) threw a bullpen session but won't be activated today, the first day he is eligible to be reinstated from the DL. For the Indians, it was a disappointing loss after a season that saw them win 102 games, including a record 22 in a row. Giancarlo Stanton has been better of late but has still yet to have that true MVP caliber impact.
Yankees: OF Clint Frazier (concussion symptoms) was 0-for-4 with one run scored Saturday in a rehab assignment with Class A Tampa, his third consecutive game. For nine innings on Thursday afternoon, the Yankees and Astros grabbed after crumbs, staging a contest of resourcefulness that would make MacGyver smile.