According to two tweets (separate links) from beat reporter Jason Beck of MLB.com, Cleveland Indians designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion's MRI revealed no structural damage. Allen then worked the ninth for a save.
Speaking of Game 4, the weather forecast isn't looking too great today in NY.
"He only threw nine pitches", Francona said. "You've got to tip your cap sometimes". He'll face CC Sabathia, who enjoyed a nice second half of the season but will enter as a substantial underdog.
With their season on the line, the Yanks will turn to right-hander Masahiro Tanaka (13-12, 4.74 ERA 30 starts), an All-Star in 2014 who flashed his former top-shelf ability during the regular season, but has battled injuries and inconsistency.
He got the first two with no problem to end the eighth easily before the Indians mounted a rally in the ninth.
Carrasco is no third starter, pitching like an ace all season in notching an AL-high 18 wins and posting a 3.29 ERA, while ranking fifth in the league with 226 strikeouts and reaching 200 innings for the first time in his career. "I think we even have a good chance of taking to home", said Yankees fan Alan Tabbanella. "I have to see how he feels". So no-hitter, 10-hitter, or whatever, that was the mindset. Any extended absence for him certainly would have been devastating to an Indians team with hopes of a second consecutive trip to the World Series. Reddick's RBI single two batters into the game opened the scoring and was followed by Correa's blast of approximately 385 feet to center field the next at-bat to make it 3-0.
Bauer stopped the Bronx Bombers cold.
"That's the best performance that I've seen from him", Girardi said.
He struck out Judge in the first watching a curveball. The Yankees are 19-7 in their last 26 Monday games, 5-0 in Severinos last 5 home starts and 14-2 in Severinos last 16 starts. Twice he got batters to hit into inning-ending double plays. "By the time we got the super slow-mo, we are beyond a minute".
Bruce gave the Indians a 3-0 lead in the fourth with a towering homer to right. The left-hander ended the eighth by blowing a 102 miles per hour fastball by Giovanny Urshela.
The home run came on a mistake fastball by Miller.
The Indians are 43-9 since Bruce arrived in an August 9 trade from the New York Mets. "Once he was good to go, I think he'll be just fine".
The pitcher who saved the Indians so many times in last season's playoffs showed he's human on October 8 at Yankee Stadium. "The only thing I can do is give my best to this team moving forward, and that's what I'll do". "You want to be one of the main guys out there with your teammates and contributing".
"I got a little taste in 2015 and I've wanted nothing more than to be back", Bird said.
Gomes has played in 540 games in his Major League Baseball career. "I was pretty pumped up about that".
NY rebounded after blowing a five-run lead Friday during a 13-inning loss in Game 2 that led to heavy criticism of Girardi, booed Sunday night by the home crowd during pregame introductions.
Girardi said he didn't contemplate pinch hitting for the lefty-swinging Bird against the southpaw Miller.