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Cleveland Gets Embarrassed in Wild Card Series Opener in 12-3 Loss to Yankees

By Jared Edwards

The good news is the game has ended, that is it. The Indians got annihilated by the New York Yankees 12-3.

Shane Bieber picked a terrible time to have his worst outing of the season. He struggled to throw strikes allowing two walks and numerous full counts. He gave up seven runs in just four and two-thirds innings.

New York scored early and often. Aaron Judge took a first-pitch fastball from Bieber over the wall in right center to plate DJ LeMahieu and give New York an early 2-0 lead.

The Yankees would add another run in the top of the third when Luke Voit doubled to score Aaron Hicks giving New York a 3-0 lead.

Cleveland would answer with a run in the bottom of the inning when Jose Ramirez doubled down the first baseline scoring Delino DeShields who had singled earlier in the inning. 3-1 NY

Brett Gardner would double in the top of the fourth scoring Gleybor Torres from first. LeMahieu would single to score Gardner and give NY a 5-1 lead.

Luckily Josh Naylor came to play today. He doubled earlier in the game and smashed a home run to right-center to make it 5-2 New York.

Cleveland would give up seven more runs over the next five innings and it honestly did not matter how or when they got those runs.

What mattered was Gerrit Cole continued to be one of the best pitchers in Major League Baseball as he went seven innings giving up just two runs while striking out 13.

This was an embarrassing loss for Cleveland on the biggest stage but Cleveland still has an opportunity to extend this series tomorrow night when they send Carlos Carrasco to the hill vs Masahiro Tanaka.

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