Yankees Force A Fifth, New York-Cleveland Game 5 on Wednesday
The New York Yankees turned four Cleveland errors into six unearned runs in Game 4 of the ALDS on Monday, winning 7-3 to force a decisive Game 5 on Wednesday.
New York bounced Game 1 hero Trevor Bauer in the second-inning, cashing a pair of mistakes into four unearned runs. Todd Frazier and Aaron Hicks had run-scoring hits in the fourth before Aaron Judge recorded his first hit in the series – a two RBI double.
Bauer, who was dominant in Game 1, allowed four runs (none earned) on four hits and two walks over an inning and two-thirds.
Gary Sanchez added a solo homer in the sixth for insurance, backing seven solid innings from Luis Severino. He allowed homers to Carlos Santana and Roberto Perez but struck out nine to earn the win and avenge his Game 1 shelling.
After facing an 0-2 hole, the Yankees look to stun the AL’s top seeded Indians, who won 102 games in the regular season. Game 5 will be a rematch of Game 2. C.C. Sabathia and Corey Kluber.