If they film a "The NeverEnding Story" reboot, it should be about this Yankees lineup. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 5.11, along with a WHIP of 1.09 and a K/9 of 9.13.
The Cleveland Indians could not build on their doubleheader sweep of Toronto on Thursday as the team dropped a 7-6 decision at the Yankees on Friday.
The Yankees responded in the bottom of the inning - with some help from Lindor. Gleyber Torres singled through the middle to load the bases.
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The Yankees outscored the Astros 14-5 in winning the last three games and had an nearly identical combined margin of victory (13-5) when they took three in a row from the two-time defending AL Central champions in the playoffs last October. The Indians won the second game 13-4 after losing the first 13-11 to the Blue Jays in 11 innings, and they have now alternated wins and losses in their past six.
Yankees veteran lefty CC Sabathia continued his incredible age-37 season with a dominant performance. He did not face NY in the regular season in 2017 but was the winning pitcher in Game 2 and made a relief appearance in Game 4. He has struggled this season, posting a 1-2 record through six starts.
Before Andujar's first career walk-off hit, NY rookie second baseman Gleyber Torres hit his first career homer when he hit a three-run shot in the fourth off Josh Tomlin.
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Brett Gardner followed with a sacrifice fly to left to drive in Romine and make it 4-1, as the Yankees scored four times in the inning despite getting just one hit.
That brought up Ronald Torreyes, who got the start at short in place of a resting Didi Gregorius. Gregorius got the out but appeared to whack his head hard on the dirt.
Manager Aaron Boone, who has said repeatedly he's against giving a pitcher a personal catcher, may have no choice but to continue to line Gray up with Romine instead of Gary Sanchez. But he got back up and stayed in the game.
Sonny Gray delivered a strong performance in Saturday's victory over the Indians, surrendering just two runs on four hits over six frames. Since Aug. 19, he is 7-0 with a 2.48 ERA in his last 13 starts, matching the second-longest unbeaten streak of his career and five shy of his career high set June 10-Sept.
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