8 important Yankees things fans need to know heading into Game 5

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Masahiro Tanaka cannot be ordinary in what may or may not be his final start in pinstripes

First, Jay Bruce was either responsible or participated in all four of the Tribe's runs. Bauer, who carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning in Game 1, unraveled from there.

NY rebounded after blowing a five-run lead Friday during a 13-inning loss in Game 2 that led to heavy criticism of Girardi, booed Sunday night by the home crowd. "It's hard. ... I take responsibility for everything, and I feel disgusting about it". "And I feel disgusting about it". And it could be the reason NY gets eliminated from the playoffs after just three games.

Unlike Tanaka, Carrasco has the luxury of entering the night with his team owning a 2-0 lead and riding momentum from a dramatic come-from-behind victory in Game 2.

The Cleveland Indians first forgot to bring their bats to NY, then it became clear they forgot their gloves.

But on Friday night, Girardi said, Weber was not immediately provided with the same slow-motion replay that TV viewers saw, which showed the ball hitting the knob of Chisenhall's bat and deflecting into the glove of Sanchez.

At first glance, the ball appeared to clip Chisenhall in the hand. He screamed at the end of some innings, releasing his inner CC Sabathia. The next batter, Francisco Lindor, hit a grand slam on Chad Green pitch, allowing the Indians to be just one run behind the Yankees.

"Now, knowing that I had two challenges, in hindsight, yeah, I wish I would have challenged it", Girardi said on Saturday, nearly as an aside. But Girardi offered that he's "concerned about" going to David Robertson for a second straight night.

But if he could do it over?

"Very seldom have I ever wasted a challenge when it wasn't conclusive", he added.

If you do not have a cable subscription, you can also live stream the game through Sling TV free trial. "Maybe that's the wrong way". "Obviously, there's a ton of talent here", Girardi said. This past season was considered Judge's rookie year as a starter, not as a pro player.

- The game started on time and was uninterrupted despite a lot of rain being in the area.

"Webby is usually right on", Girardi said in an interview past year. Here are a few things that need to happen in order for the Yankees to at least tie it and take the series back to Cleveland, or, perhaps, win the whole damn thing. Game 2 aside, I'm not sure anyone feels comfortable facing that guy in a win or go home game. "That's part of my job, right?"

A distressed Yankees fan base and industry reporters alike were critical of Girardi's deflection of blame and challenge passivity.

"We've had our backs, each other's backs all year long", he said. The Indians will turn to presumptive Cy Young victor Corey Kluber, who can pitch on regular rest because Manager Terry Francona opted to deploy him in Game 2, when he bombed in 2 2/3 innings.

This leaves the Indians in an objectively worse spot than the Yankees. "It's hard. It's a hard day for me", the Yankees manager said. "Second half, he's been much better and his last start was really good". "We have Michael Brantley".

Coming into Game 4, Cleveland relievers had pitched exactly half of the team's innings in this series.

What: Cleveland at New York Yankees in Game e of the ALDS.

"We've got a young team and they're hungry", Severino said. Such advantages didn't help the Yanks in the AL Wild Card game. The past three years, he has registered a 3.41 ERA, with 10.1 strikeouts per nine innings.

Cleveland Indians catcher Yan Gomes is not in the lineup for Game 3 of the ALDS against the New York Yankees on Sunday.

On Sunday, it was Tanaka, who threw the most important seven scoreless innings of his major league career.

Encarnacion was part of one of the most fearsome power-hitting lineups in baseball during his time with the Jays, and he is now the centerpiece of Cleveland's offensive attack.

Minus injured slugger Edwin Encarnacion, the Cleveland Indians have scored three runs in the past two games.

Game time for the New York Yankees vs. Cleveland Indians Game 2 is scheduled for 5:05 p.m.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.

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