Indians Shock Yankees

  • 10/7/2017 1:42:51 AM
  • WMFD Digital Team
  • Local Sports

CLEVELAND, OH - The Cleveland Indians shocked the New York Yankees on Friday night coming back from an 8-3 deficit to win 9-8 in thirteen innings.

Corey Kluber started the game and did not look like his Cy Young-self allowing six runs and seven hits in 2 2/3rd innings. Mike Clevenger allowed the other two Yankee runs in 2/3rds of an inning on a Greg Bird 2-run home run in the fifth inning.

The rest of the Indians bullpen was stellar, however, working 9 2/3rds innings allowing no runs on three hits while walking two and striking out six.

Trailing 8-3 in the sixth, the Tribe bats started to chip away loading the bases with two out. Francisco Lindor then sent a Chad Green 1-0 pitch off of the right-field foul pole cutting the lead to 8-7.

Jay Bruce then tied the game in the eighth with a solo home run off of David Robertson.

The game remained tied until the bottom of the thirteenth when Austin Jackson led the inning off with a single. He then stole second and scored the winning run on a Yan Gomes walk-off double just inside the third-base line.

With the win, the Indians come within one win of their second-consecutive appearance in the ALCS as Carlos Carrasco will face Masahiro Tanaka in Game 3 at Yankee Stadium on Sunday night with first pitch scheduled for 7:38 PM.

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