After making a pick-off throw to help preserve a tie game in the 11th inning, Cleveland Indians catcher Yan Gomes completed the comeback two innings later, hitting the walk-off RBI single in the team's 9-8 victory over the New York Yankees in Game 2 of the American League Division Series on Friday night.
Gomes' game-winner off of New York reliever Dellin Betances knocked in left fielder Austin Jackson, who stole second base after drawing a walk. The hit completed a dramatic comeback, which saw the Indians trail the Yankees by a score of 8-3 through five innings.
October 7, 2017
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The Indians' six-run comeback came with the stroke of three swings, the first of which was Francisco Lindor's sixth-inning grand slam to bring Cleveland within one run of the Yankees. Right fielder Jay Bruce proceeded to tie the game in the 8th inning with a solo shot, with the two teams proceeding to play four scoreless innings before Gomes' game-winning walk-off.
With the victory, the Indians take a 2-0 lead in the ALDS heading to New York for Game 3. Cleveland will get its opportunity to complete its sweep of the Yankees to advance to its second consecutive American League Championship Series on Sunday with first pitch slated for 7:38 p.m. ET.