Yankees vs. Indians: Live Updates and Score for ALDS Game 5
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The second participant in the ALCS will be determined on Wednesday night in Game 5 of the ALDS between the New York Yankees and Cleveland Indians. Former Indian C.C. Sabathia will take the mound for the Yankees in the winner-takes-all game and he'll be opposed by Corey Kluber. Cleveland won the first two games of the series at home, but it was unable to close out at Yankee Stadium, where the Yankees picked up plenty of momentum heading into Progressive Field.
- October 12, 2017
- via Bleacher Report
Gregorius, Yankees Stun Indians to Reach ALCS
One out away
Santana chops a grounder to second that Castro plays nicely. Castro flips to Gregorius to get the second out at second base. Santana is on first with Jackson at the plate.
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Ramirez walks to begin ninth
Ramirez works the count full and earns a walk to start off the bottom of the ninth.
Indians down to final three outs
The Indians will try to keep their season alive down by three runs against Chapman in the bottom of the ninth. Ramirez, Encarnacion and Santana are due up for the Indians.
Two Runs Score!
Gardner's single to right drives in Hicks, who was running on the 3-2 pitch. After a bobble in the infield, Frazier darts home to give the Yankees a three-run advantage.
Frazier puts together an impressive at-bat to earn a spot on first base with two outs. Gardner is now at the plate with runners on first and second.
Hicks lands on second
Hicks hits a routine single into left that gets past Jackson. The mishap in the outfield allows Hicks to reach second with one out.
Champan retires the side in order
Chapman strikes out Kipnis to end the eighth inning. The Yankees are three outs away from the ALCS.
Here comes Chapman
Joe Girardi is rolling the dice and will use Aroldis Chapman for two innings. The flamethrowing lefthander is coming in for the eighth.
Shaw exits to a nice ovation after giving up one hit in two solid innings of work. Cody Allen is now in the game with no runners on base and two outs in the eighth.
Robertson cruises through the seventh
Robertson strands a runner on first as he gets Perez to ground out on a slow roller in front of the mound. The heart of the Yankees order will try to earn an insurance run in the eighth.
Strike 'Em out, Throw 'Em Out for the Indians
As Judge goes down on strikes once again, Perez throws out Gardner at second to finish off the top of the seventh inning.
Yankees 3, Indians 2 (End 6th)
Encarnacion drills a ball into deep center, but it stays in the park and the Indians remain behind by a run heading into the seventh inning. Frazier, Gardner and Judge are due up for the Yankees.
Shaw strikes out Headley
Miller applauds from the top step of the dugout as Shaw gets Headley swinging to end the top of the sixth. Kipnis, Ramirez and Encarnacion are due up for the Indians.
After he strikes out his fifth batter, Miller heads to the dugout as Terry Francona summons Bryan Shaw from the bullpen. Headley is pinch hitting for Ellsbury for the Yankees. Headley's numbers are strong against Miller, which is why the Indians made the change.
Miller Back Out for the 6th
Robertson forces double play
David Robertson comes in and cleans up the damage right away as he gets Lindor to ground into a 6-3 inning-ending double play.
Indians on the board!
Perez knocks a single down the right field line to score Jackson from second!
Jackson sends a single into the left center gap before Bruce knocks a hit into right field off Sabathia. The Yankees are getting the bullpen warm as Roberto Perez comes to the plate.
Miller gets through fifth
After Gregorius singles with two outs. Gary Sanchez grounds into a fielder's choice to end the fifth inning.
Miller wins 12-pitch battle against Gardner
Miller finally sits Gardner down on strikes on the 12th pitch of the at-bat to start the fifth. The lefthanded reliever has two strikeouts against two batters so far.
Yankees 3, Indians 0 (End 4th)
Sabathia gets Kipnis and Encarnacion looking to close out the fourth. The lefthander has recorded eight strikeouts so far.
Lindor records Cleveland's first hit
Francisco Lindor rolls a single into left field to put the Indians on the board in the hit column.
Miller closes out the fourth
Miller strikes out Frazier to conclude the top of the fourth. Will the early pulling of Kluber end up being beneficial for the Indians?
Kluber's pitch count rising
Ellsbury reaches first with two outs after a walk. Kluber has made 68 pitches so far.
Nine up, nine down for C.C.
Sabathia continues his dominance by setting down the side for the third inning in a row. He has struck out six of the nine batters he's faced.
Gregorius delivers his second dinger of the night, this one of the two-run variety!
Another Judge strikeout
Judge goes down swinging once again. That's his 14th strikeout of the ALDS.
Gardner leads off third with single
Gardner drives a pitch into right field to start off the third inning. Can Aaron Judge break his slump and put more pressure on Kluber?
Sabathia dealing early on
The Yankees lefthander has struck out four batters, including Jackson to end the second inning. Ideally the Yankees will get five or six innings out of the southpaw before turning the game over to the bullpen.
Kluber gets out of jam
The Indians starter gets Todd Frazier to fly out to right field with runners on first and second. Edwin Encarnacion, Carlos Santana and Austin Jackson are due up in the bottom of the second for the home team.
Kluber walks Hicks with two outs
Aaron Hicks fights back to earn a two-out walk off Kluber. Jacoby Ellsbury is up next for the Yankees.
Sabathia retires the side in order
After he starts his outing on the mound with two strikeouts, Sabathia gets Jose Ramirez to ground out to third to end the first.
Lindor, Kipnis and Ramirez up first for Indians
The Indians will look for a spark from the top of their order down a run against C.C. Sabathia.
Didi Gregorius sends a 1-2 pitch over the right field fence to put the Yankees ahead 1-0.
Brett Gardner bunts the first pitch of the game from Corey Kluber down the first base line. Carlos Santana takes care of the play and records an out at first.