New York Yankees Embarrassed By Indians In Cleveland (Highlights)

The New York Yankees never stood a chance in this one as they were crushed by a Cleveland Indians offensive barrage.

  • New York Yankees: 2 (42-44)
  • Cleveland Indians: 10 (52-34)
  • American League, FINAL, Box Score
  • Progressive Field, Cleveland, OH

Following a hard-fought win in the series opener, the New York Yankees did not come close to a remotely similar outcome. In fact, the Cleveland Indians absolutely handed it to them to even this four-game set at a game a piece.

Chad Green, who attempted to follow-up a brilliant start in San Diego, was brutal on the mound in 4.1 dismal frames. The right-hander was tattooed for seven earned runs while surrendering four long balls.

Carlos Santana, Jason Kipnis, and Lonnie Chisenhall all took him deep in the bottom of the first inning — Santana and Kipnis back-to-back — to account for a four-run frame.

Fast forward two innings and it was Mike Napoli absolutely crushing an offering 460 feet into the left field night for a two-run shot which broke the game open at 6-0.

Relieved by Richard Bleier in the fifth, Francisco Lindor promptly plated Green’s inherited runner with an RBI double and Napoli singled in Lindor to make it an 8-0 ballgame.

The torrent run support was more than enough for a dominant Corey Kluber, who surrendered only five hits and a run over eight brilliant frames while striking out eight.

The teams traded runs late including a meaningless Brian McCann solo shot, but the outcome was never altered in the slightest. Kipnis’ solo shot — his second homer of the game — in the bottom half of the seventh marked the fifth long ball of the night for the Tribe and put the icing on the cake.

Tex Leaves

Mark Teixeira left the game after five with what Joe Girardi described as a “sore” knee. Evidently, the aftermath of an non-surgically treated articular cartilage tear is not treating the aging first baseman nicely.

With that said, this is something the Yankees have to expect by running the risk of having him out there each and every night.

What’s Next?

After splitting the first two games, The Yanks and Indians will battle it out in the third game of this four game set tomorrow afternoon.

CC Sabathia (5-6, 3.48 ERA) will look to get back on track as he goes up against AL All-Star Danny Salazar (10-3, 2.36 ERA).

First pitch will commence at 4:10 pm ET from Progressive Field. The game can be seen on FS1 and heard on WFAN 660/101.9 FM.

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