CLEVELAND – With a crowd of nearly 30,000 on hand at Progressive Field, the Indians got their six-game homestand off to a perfect start, with Corey Kluber outpitching new Yankees starter Sonny Gray in a Tribe 5-1 win.
Kluber was his usual dominant self, allowing just one run on a Gary Sanchez homer, and striking out 11 in going the distance for his 9th win of 2017.
The offense got some help from the Yankees defense in the first, as they committed three errors to allow the Tribe to build a 2-0 lead off Gray.
Frankie Lindor cemented the game in the 7th with a solo homer to make it a 5-1 game after Sanchez cut into the Cleveland lead with a solo shot in the top of the frame.
Game two of the big four game set is set for 7:10pm on Friday. For now, here’s three takeaways from the Indians 58th win of 2017.
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