Yankees vs. Indians: Live Updates and Score for ALDS Game 5


12:08am UTC Oct 12, 2017Cleveland
Joe Tansey

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.

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    Gregorius, Yankees Stun Indians to Reach ALCS

    Gregorius, Yankees Stun Indians to Reach ALCS
    Yankees vs Indians 2017-10-11

    Gregorius, Yankees Stun Indians to Reach ALCS

    Alec Nathan
    via Bleacher Report
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    Bleacher Report @BleacherReport

    To the ALCS! #PinstripePride Yankees come back from being down 0-2 in series to take out top-seeded Indians on the road in Game 5 https://t.co/wq0zR6LqVf

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    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.

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    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.

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    Scott Miller @ScottMillerBbl

    Cleveland out of gas. 2 E's in 9th, Brett Gardner incredible 12-pitch AB, & 1 batter earlier Frazier 9-pitch AB. Cody Allen couldn't finish

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    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.

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    Joel Sherman @Joelsherman1

    Gardner had 12-pitch AB v. Miller, about to see pitch 11 from Allen. I've never seen him given an AB away. #Yankees

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    Bob Klapisch @BobKlap

    Meanwhile Chapman has been sitting in the dugout an awfully long time #Yankees

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    Frazier walks

    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.

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    Sports Illustrated @SInow

    not ideal https://t.co/qzpF1nLb8J

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    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.

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    Champan retires the side in order

    Chapman strikes out Kipnis to end the eighth inning. The Yankees are three outs away from the ALCS.

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    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.

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    Pitching change

    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.

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    Tyler Kepner @TylerKepner

    Tremendous performance tonight by the Yankees' remaining 2009 WS champions: Sabathia & Robertson (7 ip, 2 r) and Gardner (2 hits, run)

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    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.

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    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian

    Aaron Judge is now 1-for-19 in the ALDS with a single-postseason-series record 16 strikeouts.

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    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.

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    Sweeny Murti @YankeesWFAN

    5 outs on 9 pitches for Robertson certainly changes things. Might be able to get through the 7th now.

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    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.

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    Sports Illustrated @SInow

    Indians fans look away https://t.co/KRn0jvhapn

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    Scott Miller @ScottMillerBbl

    12 of Yankees 18 outs thru 6 innings are strikeouts. 9 of 15 Indians outs are Ks, headed to bottom of 6

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    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.

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    Pitching change

    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.

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    Miller Back Out for the 6th

    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    Terry Francona would feel better about this being a bullpen game if Andrew Miller hadn't already thrown 27 pitches entering the 6th.

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    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.

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    Jared Diamond @jareddiamond

    Eh, maybe Girardi waited one batter too long, but that wasn't egregious. Even that last hit was just a grounder that slipped through.

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    Bleacher Report MLB @BR_MLB

    WE GOT A GAME! Indians chase CC and have cut the deficit to 3-2 #ALDS

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    Indians on the board!

    Perez knocks a single down the right field line to score Jackson from second!

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    Back-to-back singles

    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.

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    Miller gets through fifth

    After Gregorius singles with two outs. Gary Sanchez grounds into a fielder's choice to end the fifth inning.

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    Joel Sherman @Joelsherman1

    15 strikeouts in 16 Division Series ABs for Aaron Judge. #Yankees #Indians

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    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.

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    Joel Sherman @Joelsherman1

    Sabathia has 8 Ks, 2 in each inning. Career playoff high is 9 set when he threw CG to win decisive DS G5 in '12 against #Orioles. #Yankees

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    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.

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    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.

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    Tyler Kepner @TylerKepner

    Kluber first 5 postseason games: 30.1 IP, 3 ER (0.89 ERA) Kluber last 3 postseason games: 10.1 IP, 13 ER (11.32 ERA)

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    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?

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    Sweeny Murti @YankeesWFAN

    Kluber to Miller. That should be a good thing for the Indians, but not in the 4th inning.

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    Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

    Corey Kluber leaves. 6 1/3 innings in two starts in this series.

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    Kluber's pitch count rising

    Ellsbury reaches first with two outs after a walk. Kluber has made 68 pitches so far.

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    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.

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    Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

    Andrew Miller is throwing in the CLE bullpen.

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Last @Yankees hitter with a multi-HR game when facing elimination in postseason: Jason Giambi, 2003 ALCS Game 7. @MLB

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    DIDI AGAIN! ARE YOU SERIOUS?! @Yankees take the 3-0 lead in the 3rd. https://t.co/s7dekYhyjy

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    Home Run!

    Gregorius delivers his second dinger of the night, this one of the two-run variety!

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    Another Judge strikeout

    Judge goes down swinging once again. That's his 14th strikeout of the ALDS.

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    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?

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    Joel Sherman @Joelsherman1

    Sabathia 6 up, 6 down. 15 of 27 pitches have been sliders. He has 4 Ks. He had 4 or fewer in 14 of 28 starts this year. #Yankees #Indians

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    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.

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    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.

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    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian

    Jacoby Ellsbury owns the MLB reg-season record for reaching via catcher's interference (31). He does so again here in the 2nd.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    DIDI GREGORIUS GONE! Solo homer off Corey Kluber giving the @Yankees the 1-0 lead. https://t.co/Yzk2mwLitt

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    Home run!

    Didi Gregorius sends a 1-2 pitch over the right field fence to put the Yankees ahead 1-0.

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    First pitch!

    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.

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    Baseball Reference @baseball_ref

    The #Indians have lost six straight deciding Game 5/7/WCs. They've only won one...and it was against the #Yankees https://t.co/RNJLBYvyKJ https://t.co/5HrWrueaxc