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Yankees game 115: Beltran goes grand in win

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Cleveland Indians 6 — New York Yankees 10

The Yankees put up 10 but some late pitching struggles make it a little tense.

After the Cleveland Indians put up one run against spot starter Esmil Rogers, the Yankees responded in a big way against Indians starter Trevor Bauer. After a strikeout of Brett Gardner, Derek Jeter would hit a ground ball to centerfield that the Indians shortstop would field. On the throw to first base, Carlos Santana would not catch it and with the drop of the ball, somehow, crediting Derek Jeter with a hit.

The single by Derek Jeter would be significant as it was career hit number 3,430, tying him for sixth place on the all-time hits list with Honus Wagner.

Trevor Bauer would proceed to lose the strike zone after the historic hit. Jacoby Ellsbury would walk on four pitches and Carlos Beltran would hit a single to bring home Jeter and tie the game. Brian McCann would walk to load the bases and Chase Headley would get four balls and walked the go-ahead run across the plate. Stephen Drew would hit a single that advanced everyone one base and scored a third run. Martin Prado would hit an infield single that second baseman Jason Kipnis could not field. In an attempt to compensate for his fielding, he would make a poor throw to second for one out and as a result a second run would score on the error.

The five-run first inning would give Esmil Rogers some room to work and get the innings he needed for the win.

Rogers would have a scoreless second inning and allowed two to reach in the third but continued to keep the Indians from adding to their single run. He would allow one more hit in the fifth inning but was able to stay in the game for the five innings needed to be eligible for the win.

In five innings, Esmil Rogers allowed one run on five hits while walking one and striking out three on 88 pitches.

To replace Rogers, David Huff would come in for the sixth inning. Huff would start out by giving up a double to Michael Brantley. A one-out single by left fielder Daniel Murphy would score the Indians’ second run of the game but he and Shawn Kelley would keep it to just one run.

In the bottom of the sixth inning, against the second relief pitcher out of the bullpen, John Axford; the Yankees would have an offensive outburst again. Ichiro Suzuki and Brett Gardner would walk to start the inning. Derek Jeter sacrificed them into scoring position and the Indians intentionally walked Jacoby Ellsbury to set up a force at every base. Carlos Beltran would make the Indians pay for their walk with his 14th home run of the season. The grand slam would put the Yankees ahead by a score of 9-2. Francisco Cervelli would pinch-hit for Brian McCann and hit a ground-rule double to left field. The second credited error of the Indians defense occurred when Stephen Drew grounded into a force out that scored the Yankees 10th run of the game.

Ten runs is the most the Yankees have scored at home this season.

With a 10-2 lead, nine outs to finish the game should not be hard to come by. Shawn Kelley would start the seventh inning with a pair of walks. Mike Aviles would hit a single to load the bases with no outs. Michael Brantley would be the third walk of the inning and this one scored a run. Carlos Santana would hit a double to right field that scored two runs. A sacrifice fly made it a 10-6 game and fans started to wonder where the solid bullpen from the Detroit Tigers series is.

The once eight-run lead is now a four-run lead so Adam Warren and Dellin Betances were used in the eighth and ninth inning to finish off the game. Rich Hill was also used briefly to turn a double play.

*Brian McCann was shaken up by a foul ball off the front of the mask. He would exit in the sixth inning with a mild concussion.


Win – Esmil Rogers (2-0)

Loss – Trevor Bauer (4-7)




*Carlos Santana – 3 for 5, 2B, 3 RBI (56)

*Michael Brantley – 1 for 3, 2 R, 2 BB, 2B, RBI (73)


*Carlos Beltran – 2 for 5, 2 R, Grand Slam (14) in the 6th, 5 RBI (45)

*Martin Prado – 1 for 3, RBI (44)


Current Yankees Record: 61-54