Sonny Gray made his Yankees’ debut last night, and when your teammates make as many errors behind you in the first inning as they had hits all game long, that’s not good.
The Yanks made three errors in the first inning, leading to two unearned runs, and that was all Cleveland needed in beating the Yanks 5-1. The loss drops the Yanks to 57-50, two games behind Boston in the AL East. They currently have the top wild card spot. Tonight’s game marks the 2/3 point of the season.
The Yanks only managed three hits off of Corey Kluber, who pitched a complete game, striking out 11 Yanks. The Yanks’ only run came on a HR (17) by Gary Sanchez in the seventh.
The Indians had scored two runs off of Gray in the sixth, so Sanchez’ HR cut the lead to 4-1.
Cleveland got a HR by Francisco Lindor off of Chasen Shreve in the bottom of the seventh for the final score of 5-1.
The slumping Judge, Holliday and Todd Frazier were all given a rest against the tough Kluber, a former CYA winner. In their places were Romine, Ellsbury and Wade.
Gray (L, 6-6, 3.41) 6 IP, 4 R, 2 ER, 4 H, 3 W, 6 K.
Shreve 2 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.83