When two of the best pitchers in baseball face off against each other, you expect a low-scoring game with a lot of strikeouts, and that is what you got Saturday night when the Yankees (9-11) beat Cleveland, 2-1.
Yankees’ starter Gerrit Cole struck out 11, outduelling Indians’ starter Shane Bieber, who struck out nine. For the Yankees, it was their third straight win.
The Indians got a run in the fourth on a triple and single off Cole, but those were two of only three hits they would get in the game. The Yanks got both of their runs in the top of the fifth. Aaron Hicks homered (3) to tie the game, and two outs later, Rougned Odor’s homer (3) proved to be the difference in the game.
Hicks HR (3)
Odor HR (3)
Cole (W, 3-1) 7 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 11 K. 1.71
Wilson (H, 2) 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K. 0.80 1 WP
Loaisiga (S, 1) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 1.35