The Indians continue to be the hottest team in baseball as they brought the Yankees to a crashing halt last night in Cleveland.
The Yankees were playing some pretty solid baseball of their own, but Cleveland starter Trevor Bauer put a stop to that striking out eight Yanks—including Aaron Judge all four times—allowing just two hits over six and two-thirds innings as the Indians won the opening game of the ALDS 4-0.
Meanwhile, Cleveland’s Jay Bruce accounted for all four of Cleveland’s runs.
Bauer scored the game’s first run in the second inning when Roberto Perez grounded into a double play—the only run they would need.
Of course, Bruce didn’t know that in the fourth which is why he drilled a two run shot to right to put the tribe up 3-zip.
He added a sac fly in the fourth.
If Cleveland keeps pitching like this those four runs may be enough to have won the entire series.