Once losing 3-0 the Cleveland Indians fought back against the New York Yankees to tie things up at 4-4 before New York won things in the 7th. Indians starter Mike Clevinger got off to a slow start as the Yankees benefited from a three run home run by Didi Gregorius, but soon was able to settle down and pitched rather well against the difficult Yankees hitters.
Jose Ramirez did his best to keep the Tribe in the game as he homered for the fifth time in as many games, giving Ramirez 29 home runs and 70 RBIs before the mid-summer break. The rest of the Indians offense was able to manufacture runs to get themselves back into the ballgame. One of the more impressive plays of the night was some good base-running by Ramirez and Michael Brantley, when both scored off an infield single by Brandon Guyer.
New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone had himself a short night as he was tossed in the 6th inning for arguing a call in which the umpire called Giancarlo Stanton out on strikes, as Boone did not like the call. He made sure to let everyone know about it as he headed for the showers early Saturday night. Following the game Boone admits the Umpires got the call on the field right, Stanton on the other hand did not seem to feel at piece with the call.
Regardless the Yankees walked out of Progressive Field with a 5-4 victory and here are three takeaways…