ALDS Game 1, Yankees vs. Indians: Highlights, recap and more

CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 05: Francisco Lindor
CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 05: Francisco Lindor /

The Cleveland Indians defeated the New York Yankees  4-0 in Game 1 of the ALDS.

The Cleveland Indians defeated the New York Yankees by a score of 4-0 in Game 1 of the ALDS from Cleveland. Early on, it was all Cleveland as the Indians rocked Yankees starter Sonny Gray. On the other hand, Trevor Bauer could not have played any better. Furthermore, Bauer took a no-hitter into the sixth before finally giving up a hit with one out in the inning.

For the Indians, all things considered, it was the Jay Bruce show on offense. Bruce put on an absolute clinic. He scored the opening run of the game in the bottom of the second after doubling off Gray. Afterward, he homered in the fourth, scoring Edwin Encarnacion and giving the Indians a 3-0 lead. In addition, he hit a sacrifice fly during the next inning to score Ramirez and extend the Indians lead to four.

In any case, the Yankees struggled to get anything going on either front. Sonny Gray didn’t help matters for his struggling squad either, as he exited after 3.1 innings. Gray gave up three runs and walked four batters. Meanwhile, the New York offense went dead after a massive performance in the Wild Card Game. The Yankees managed a measly three hits and failed to cross the plate during Game 1.

All in all, it was an utter domination in Cleveland during Game 1. If Game 1 was any indication as to how the series is going to go, the Yankees should just quit now and save themselves from further embarrassment.

Three Stars

  1. Trevor Bauer: No doubt, Bauer’s performance was the best of any pitcher this postseason. He took a no-hitter into the sixth, finishing with this line: 6.2IP, 2H, 0ER, 1BB, 8K.
  2. Jay Bruce: 2-3 with two hits and three RBIs. Bruce was involved in every Indians run.
  3. Jason Kipnis: Although Kipnis had a disappointing night from the plate, his incredible early-inning catch set the tone for the rest of the night.


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Next Game

The Indians and Yankees face off again on Friday. Game 2 of the ALDS remains in Cleveland at Progressive Field with first-pitch coming at 5:08 p.m. ET on MLB Network. C.C. Sabathia will take the bump for the Yankees in a return to Cleveland and Corey Kluber is on the mound for the Indians.