RECAP | Cleveland Indians beat New York Yankees 9-8 in 13 innings to win Game 2 of ALDS
The Cleveland Indians beat the New York Yankees 9-8 on Friday night to take a 2-0 series lead in the American League Division Series.
Once trailing by 8-3, the Indians scored six unanswered runs, thanks to a Francisco Lindor grand slam, Jay Bruce home run, before winning the game on a Yan Gomes RBI walkoff single to win the game in the 13th inning.
With the victory, Cleveland finds itself heading to New York for Game 3 on Sunday, needing just one victory to clinch the best-of-five series. What follows below is a live account of the game, with updates, highlights and commentary.
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FINAL: Indians 9, Yankees 8, 13 innings
Indians take the game when Yan Gomes bats in Austin Jackson in the bottom of the 13th inning. Indians take a 2-0 series lead heading to New York.
Middle of 13: Indians 8, Yankees 8
3 up, 3 down for Josh Tomlin. Indians will come to the plate with their fifth chance at a walk-off win.
End of 12: Indians 8, Yankees 8
Brantley, Santana and Bruce each go down, 123, as we head to the 13th inning.
Middle of 11: Indians 8, Yankees 8
An Erik Gonzalez throwing error gave the Yankees a lead runner at second, before an incredible pickoff throw by Yan Gomes set the table for Cody Allen to leave the inning unscathed. Indians up at the plate with another chance to walk this thing off.
End of 9: Indians 8, Yankees 8
Jason Kipnis gets on base with a single, but the Indians fail to capitalize as we're headed to extra innings with Cody Allen taking the mound for Cleveland.
End of 8th: Indians 8, Yankees 8
And we're all tied up heading into the ninth, thanks to a Jay Bruce solo shot. What a comeback.
End of 6th: Yankees 8, Indians 7
Francisco Lindor blasts a 2-out grand slam off of Chad Green to bring the Indians within one run. We've got a whole new ballgame, with the Yankees now making the move to Dave Robertson and working into their bullpen. You can watch Lindor's grand slam here.
Middle of 5th: Yankees 8, Indians 3
Greg Bird hits his first career postseason home run, a 2-run shot off of Mike Clevinger. Bryan Shaw in for the Tribe, who are going to need a big rally to overcome this deficit.
Middle of 3rd: Yankees 6, Indians 3
After the Yankees tie the game on a 2-out Starlin Castro RBI single, Aaron Hicks hits a 3-run home run to end Corey Kluber's night, which only lasted 22/3 innings. Tyler Olson enters the game for Cleveland and proceeds to retire Brett Gardner to end the inning.
End of 2nd: Indians 3, Yankees 2
A Jason Kipnis single brings in Austin Jackson, who led off the bottom of the second with a single of his own. Indians now on top, with Michael Brantley taking over for Encarnacion at DH.
End of 1st: Indians 2, Yankees 2
With the bases loaded, Carlos Santana ties the game with a 2-run RBI single, The Indians, however, endure some bad news when Edwin Encarnacion is forced to leave the game with a right ankle sprain after a failed attempt to beat a tag at second. According to the Indians, Encarnacion is undergoing further evaluation.
Middle of 1st: Yankees 2, Indians 0
A rough first inning for Kluber, who walks Aaron Judge before giving up a 2-run home run to Gary Sanchez and a double to Starlin Castro. Indians will come up to bat for the first time already playing from behind. Mike Clevinger had briefly begun warming up in the Indians bullpen but appears to have sat down.