Yankees Joe Girardi Strikes Out Over Strike Three Challenge

Yankees Joe Girardi Strikes Out Over Strike Three Challenge

Cleveland holds a 2-0 series advantage over the Yankees with Game 3 scheduled for Sunday at Yankee Stadium. Kluber needed 38 pitches to get through the first. "Usually, we give CC somewhere around 90 pitches".

In 11 career starts against his former team, Sabathia is 4-3 with a 3.65 ERA.

The on-field ruling was that Cleveland Indians outfielder Lonnie Chisenhall was hit by a pitch with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning, which loaded the bases, and the next batter, Francisco Lindor, hit a grand slam off Yankees reliever Chad Green to cut the Yankees' lead from five runs to one. "So it's not surprising at all". Roberto Perez started behind the plate in Game 1. He threw 77 pitches. "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".

In fact, the Yankees reached Kluber for six runs and knocked out the AL Cy Young award candidate after 2 2/3 innings.

The Indians tied the game in the eighth inning on Jay Bruce's solo home run and won it when Yan Gomes' single scored Austin Jackson in the 13th inning. It was Kluber's third straight start on short rest, and he was out of gas, giving up four runs in four innings.

In six career postseason starts, all past year, Kluber is 4-1 with a 1.83 ERA. In six career starts against NY, he is 5-1 with a 1.80 ERA.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi is going with Ellsbury over Chase Headley because of his success in the past against Cleveland ace Corey Kluber. "I screwed up. It's hard".