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It was a thrill of a comeback before it became the agony of a walkoff as the Cleveland Indians fell to the New York Yankees in game 1 of their weekend series 7-6.
Down 5 in the eighth thanks to Yankee home runs by Gleyber Torres, Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez, the Indians stormed back to tie the game in the eighth.
Bradley Zimmer smashed a three run homer to center that scored Yan Gomes and Rajai Davis to make it 5-3. This was followed by a Jose Ramirez home run that scored Jason Kipnis to tie the game at 5. However on Aaron Judge Jedi Star Warsbobblehead night at Yankee Stadium, Judge responded with a walk on a two out full-count pitch from Alexi Ogando who was called up from Columbus on Friday. This allowed Miguel Andujar to score and the Yankees took a 6-5 lead heading into the nineth.
The Indians tied the game again with a two-out wild pitch by Aroldis Chapman leading to a Yan Gomes score.
However it was Andujar who had the last say on Friday night with a two out-RBI single to right field off Cody Allen to walk-off for the Yankees.
Indians and Yankees will face off for game two of this series on Saturday Afternoon. Trevor Bauer (2-2, 2.45 ERA) who struck out 11 against Texas in his last outing will face Sonny Gray (1-2, 6.67) who in his last start pitched six innings (tied-season best) against Houston. Indians look to tie the series whil the Yankees look to claim their 14th victory in 15 games.
Our coverage begins Saturday afternoon with the GanleyAuto.com Tribe Insider with Mark Munch Bishop at 12:06 followed by Indians Warm-Up with Rosey and 1st pitch at 1:05pm. You can listen to the game on Newsradio WTAM 1100 and 100.7 WMMS.