After getting swept by the Blue Jays over the weekend, the Yankees looked to bounce back today with Luis Severino on the mound. He got into trouble early, but settled down nicely. The Yankees' offense was on hiatus over the weekend, but they showed up today and pushed the game to extra innings before eventually dropping their fourth game in a row.
The Indians got to Severino quickly and scored their first two runs in the first two innings of the game. After that, he settled down and only allowed two hits over the next four innings. The Yankee bats were silent until the sixth inning, and it looked like they were in danger of being shut out for the third game in a row, until Stephen Drew launched a home run to right field (just when you think he might find his way off the team). That brought the game to 1-2. Carlos Beltran went on to tie the game in the eighth inning with a solo shot of his own.
The game went to extra innings, and the Indians turned to Bryan Shaw in the 10th. With one out, Brian McCann drew a walk, then Carlos Beltran hit a blooper to center. McCann was almost thrown out after making a wide turn at second, but just made it back in. After that incident, Chris Young came in as a pinch runner. Then Didi Gregorius singled to load the bases. Drew grounded into a force out, but Chase Headley pinch-hit for Brendan Ryan and singled to drive in two runs and give the Yankees a 4-2 lead.
Andrew Miller entered the game in the bottom of the 10th with the chance to close it, but it wasn't meant to be. Francisco Lindor singled on a soft ground ball that landed between the mound and first base. Miller missed the ball, but Tex was there to get it. However, Lindor beat Miller to the bag. Michael Brantley followed with a double to left, and Carlos Santana hit a sac fly to make it a one-run game. Then Yan Gomes hit a blooper that fell in front of Chris Young in right. The ball fell out of his glove while he was fielding it, and the Indians sent Brantley, who scored the tying run. This was Miller's first blown save of the season.
After that, both bullpen's did a good job of quieting the offense. The Yankees brought in Adam Warren, who pitched a clean 11th inning, then turned to Bryan Mitchell for three innings. Mitchell was excellent, striking out five batters, while walking two and giving up just two hits. Going into the 15th inning, there was no one left in the Yankee bullpen besides Branden Pinder. He notched two strikeouts in the 15th, but the 16th got away from him. With one out, Jose Ramirez and Lindor hit back-to-back singles. Brantley followed with a single of his own past a diving Teixeira to end the game.
It's no fun to lose in extra innings, but at least the offense had somewhat of a pulse in this game, even if the 1-5 batters failed to get anything going. CC Sabathia will face off against his former team tomorrow opposite of Cleveland's Danny Salazar at 7:10 EST.