Aaron Boone
(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

The New York Yankees offense shined in a close 6-5 win over the Cleveland Indians on a heated Saturday afternoon.

  • New York Yankees 6 (83-42)
  • Cleveland Indians 5 (73-51)
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On a day marked by oppressive heat and inadequate cloud coverage, the New York Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians by a single run.

James Paxton got the start, tossing five innings and allowing four earned runs. He wasn’t nearly as sharp as he’s been of late, walking three and only punching out four.

On offense, Gleyber Torres stole the show. “The guy who only homers against the Orioles” cracked two on Saturday.

DJ LeMahieu and Didi Gregorius also provided some power with home runs to right.

However, in the sixth inning, things got out of control. Manager Aaron Boone was tossed for arguing balls and strikes. Later, Brett Gardner was ejected for banging his bat on the top of the dugout again. CC Sabathia, although he’s still on the injured list, was tossed for good measure.

However, through all the craziness, the game continues.

Following Paxton, Adam Ottavino and Tommy Kahnle each recorded one scoreless inning. Unfortunately, Zack Britton found his way into some trouble in the eighth, allowing a run to score. He was able to evade further damage with a ground ball for a double play.

Aroldis Chapman shut the door with authority in the ninth for his 35th save of the season.

Additionally, everyone should check out this immediate reaction video from Allison Case and myself…

Savage of the Game — CC Sabathia

Obviously, Sabathia is still on the injured list. Of course, that couldn’t stop him from striking the fear of god into first base umpire Phil Cuzzi. When Cuzzi tossed Gardner, Sabathia immediately started getting into it and for that, he earns the “Savage of the Game” award.

Lifetime ballplayer and Yankee fan. Strongly believe that the eye-test and advanced stats can be used together instead of against each other.