Encarnacion Exits ALDS Game 2 With Ankle Injury

Saturday, 07 Oct, 2017

Bauer had arguably the best start of his career and set up his team with a 1-0 series lead over the New York Yankees.

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer (47) pitches during the first inning against the New York Yankees in game one of the 2017 ALDS at Progressive Field. He went 9-0 with a 1.71 ERA following a Yankee loss, and the left-hander will have to be that good, if not better, in order to give NY a chance Friday night.

Tonight the Yankees will begin their ALDS series against the Cleveland Indians, but to get here, they had to find their way past the Minnesota Twins in the Wildcard Game.

This season they earned the No. 1 seed in an American League that once looked like a shoo-in for the Houston Astros, who lost the top spot after the Indians went 54-20 after the All-Star break. The only other hit against Bauer was a single by Starlin Castro with two outs in the seventh.

Kluber could be on the verge of winning his second Cy Young Award. He did a fine job navigating the 162-game season and used his bullpen to perfection when starter Luis Severino crapped out in the AL Wild Card.

Pedroia called it this: "The base hit was right to Reddick and I wanted to make sure he threw at me instead of home to get that run. Just didn't expect him to hit an opposite-field home run right there".

The 2014 Cy Young victor led all of Major League Baseball in wins, pitcher WAR, ERA, WHIP, complete games and shutouts, per Baseball Reference, but he allowed six earned runs and seven hits in 2.2 innings on this day. Now there's even more pressure on Pomeranz in Game 2, a struggled-down-the-stretch Fister in Game 3 and, if the Sox are still in business, Sale coming back in Game 4 on three days' rest and. sorry, I don't think Farrell should have sent him back out to start the sixth yesterday. The former New York Yankees shortstop joined new controlling owner Bruce Sherman in speaking publicly for the first time Tuesday about their group's $1.2 billion purchase of the Marlins.

Every game is important in a best-of-five series, but Game 1 was especially important for the Yankees. The offensive hero for Cleveland was midseason acquisition Jay Bruce, who went 2-for-3 with two runs scored, three RBIs and a home run that helped break open the game. Only two Yankees reached base in that span - Greg Bird on a four-pitch walk in the second inning and Judge, who struck out but reached first on a wild pitch in the fourth.

In the meantime, Gray lasted just 3.3 innings, gave up three hits, three runs and four walks while striking out two. Sonny Gray came up short in his Yankees postseason debut, unable to make it out of the fourth inning Thursday night.

He got a boost from an incredible catch by Jason Kipnis on a line drive to center field by Chase Headley to lead off the third inning. He'll start Game 2 on Friday against CC Sabathia.

They left off with a 102 win season.

Josh Tomlin (1-0), the last of eight Cleveland pitchers, pitched two scoreless innings to get the win.

The Indians will now play their ace-in-the-hole in Kluber (18-4, 2.20 ERA). "I mean he conditions himself so well that sometimes, just the score of he game dictates coming out because he never really looks like he's exhausted".

"Had to throw a strike", Robertson said.