Indians dominate Yankees in ALDS Game 1

Indians dominate Yankees in ALDS Game 1

Meanwhile, the Indians have depth in every facet of the game and should make quick work of the Yankees and advance to the American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros. He flirted with danger, chucking fastballs at or above the letters, one of which Judge fouled straight back with a vicious hack.

If you're only going to watch one game, tune in for: If Chris Sale versus Justin Verlander doesn't get your blood flowing, you must be living in a meat locker.

Bruce led off the bottom of the second with a double to left field and later scored the Indians' first run when Roberto Perez grounded into a double play.

The main key to the game tonight is Aaron Judge. Cleveland are 42-9 in their last 51 overall and Cleveland are 42-11 in their last 53 games on grass and under is 11-3 in Cleveland last 14 playoff games.

However, they were forced to get 8 2/3 innings from its relievers as Luis Severino exited after claiming just one out. The six runs allowed to the Yankees matched his career-high. They fell behind by three runs early, but the Bronx squad rallied at home, led by rookie sensation Aaron Judge, who hammered a home run to help put the Twins away.

A terrible third inning from Gray did in the Yankees. I think Girardi will pull Sabathia after he lets up three to four runs through four innings before he turns it over to Chad Green and the bullpen. Those folks who said no were surely in for a treat as the Dodgers went 1-16 over their next few games before a 12-6 "rebound" to finish the season 104-58, well below the record.

Altuve went three for four with three solo home runs in the win, becoming the first in Major League Baseball history to hit three home runs in the team's opening postseason game.

Francisco Lindor hit a grand slam in the sixth to rally Cleveland, right after a close call on a hit by pitch that the Yankees didn't challenge. In 19 2/3 innings against NY, he has allowed two runs and 13 hits with 19 strikeouts.

Josh Tomlin, who had been scheduled to start later in the series, pitched two ideal innings for the win. Sonny Gray allowed three earned runs in 3 1/3 innings to take the loss.

Jose Altuve has been the one of two or three of the best players in baseball this year. "And then if I was still in the game, do it again in the second inning and the third and on until I was taken out of the game".

It's nearly time for Game 2, and I couldn't be more excited.

The last thing that I am going to talk about is the bullpen over the last couple of weeks. "To me, it's not about me wanting to pitch the first game or wanting to pitch the second game".

The Indians, of course, would not tip their hand on how they prepared for Judge, or whether the approach will change in Game 2.

Carrasco, who missed Cleveland's entire postseason run previous year with a broken hand, is scheduled to make his playoff debut Sunday in Game 3 at Yankee Stadium.

Even it it is too early in the best-of-five series for this to be a must-win game for the Yankees, it kind of feels like it is, right? Clayton Kershaw may be the best pitcher of the past 20 years, but he's still looking for his signature October (although that awesome relief appearance he turned in last year against the Nationals was fun).