In a marathon of a game at Progressive Field, the New York Yankees ultimately fall to the Cleveland Indians by the final of 5-4.

With two-out, a full-count, and the bases-loaded, pinch-hitter Chase Headley was called upon by New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi to come up huge for his club.

He did just that, delivering a two-run base-knock off Cleveland Indians reliever Bryan Shaw.

However, the usually nasty and reliable Andrew Miller blew the save a half-frame later on a Carlos Santana sac-fly and a Yan Gomes bloop hit to right-center. The two teams headed for more free baseball.

It wasn’t until the 16th inning where one of these squads broke though, and it happened to be the Indians.

Michael Brantley hit a hot-shot off Branden Pinder to the right side that Mark Teixeira simply couldn’t handle. It scored the winning run due to Carlos Beltran’s no-contest throw to the plate.

Luis Severino started the game, his second start during his MLB career. He showed us again why so many general managers were hot after him during the trade deadline yielding only two-runs and scattering seven hits over six-innings.

If there’s one thing the rookie is going to need to figure out at this level, it’s that pitch counts are for everybody. He’ll need to become more efficient if the Yanks want to depend on him down the stretch.

Aside from Headley, the biggest New York hit came courtesy of Beltran. In the eighth, with his club down 2-1, Beltran smacked a solo shot off starter Carlos Carrasco (8 IP, 2 ER, 4 H).

Both teams will square off in Game 2 tomorrow night from Progressive Field. The Yankees have now lost four straight games and five of their last six.

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Founder of Elite Sports NY — Formerly of FanSided — Jets, Rangers, Knicks, Yankees, Mets, Giants — Has interviewed the likes of Rob Dyrdek, Michael Waltrip and Dominique Wilkins and has seen his work shared on major publications such as Bleacher Report, Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports, Yahoo Sports, and Yardbarker.

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