CLEVELAND, OHIO — In their trip to Cleveland, the New York Yankees handled their business and took yet another series. New York swept their double header against Cleveland. While the finale was lackluster, sometimes you have to tip your cap to the opposing pitcher.
Nestor Cortes: Cortes was back on track in the nightcap. He tossed six strong frames, yielding one run. Cortes also struck out six, while allowing three hits.
Giancarlo Stanton: Stanton’s home run in the nightcap Saturday was the difference-maker.
Game 1 lineup: During the early game on Saturday, the Yankees scored 13 runs on 14 hits and cranked four home runs.
Aroldis Chapman: Chapman returned and still didn’t look right. He yielded three free passes, did not retire a batter and two of the runs he left on base eventually came around to score.
Up the middle defense: During the finale, the Yankee defense got a bit sloppy up the middle with Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Gleyber Torres committing errors.
Game 3 lineup: Granted it wasn’t their “A” lineup but it wasn’t a great look getting one hit. They left 15 on base and were 0-for-6 with RISP.