Tuesday, 17 October, 2017

Hart alum Trevor Bauer collects first career postseason win

Aaron Hicks gets one hit in ALDS game one loss to the Indians. Joe Girardi on Yankees' Game 2 collapse: 'I screwed up'
Vera Richards | 08 October, 2017, 01:30

The sequence of events occurred in the bottom of the sixth inning with the Yanks up 8-3 when pitcher Chad Green appeared to hit Indians' Lonnie Chisenhall on the hands, loading the bases with two outs.

Knock the Indians down once, knock them down a second time, and all they do is bounce back ready for more.

Asked if he was surprised by Sabathia's late-career surge, Francona said: "Not at all". And I think together, we'll figure it out. "So I'm not really too concerned about it". Francona will decide on his Game 4 starter later. He loaded the bases in each of the first two innings, but managed to hold the Indians to just three runs.

However, it was called by the plate umpire as a hit-by-pitch and they are reviewable. "It's going to be tough to face them, but I'll just try to be aggressive like I always do in the strike zone, and try to get them to mis-hit some balls". He allowed six runs total in six starts in September while presumably locking up the Cy Young Award.

CC Sabathia outdueled Kluber, going 5 1/3 innings, giving up only two earned runs and four total.

A grand slam by Francisco Lindor in the bottom of the sixth inning cut the NY lead to 8-7, a solo shot to left by Jay Bruce in the eighth tied it, and a single by Yan Gomes in the bottom of the 13th driving in Austin Jackson finished it.

Kluber was 4-0 with an 0.89 ERA in his other five postseason starts. In six career starts against NY, he is 5-1 with a 1.80 ERA.

Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez caught the pitch that was ruled to have hit Chisenhall, and replay showed the ball hit off the knob of Chisenhall's bat on the 0-2 pitch.

Following an excruciating extra-innings loss to the Indians on Friday, Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman stirred a bit of controversy after "liking" a very pointed Instagram comment directed at manager Joe Girardi.

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