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CLEVELAND, OH -- The Cleveland Indians got behind early to the Yankees, staring at 3 run deficit in the fourth, before taking the lead on a Franmil Reyes long ball. Cleveland never looked back once they gained the lead, riding on an excellent performance from the bullpen to defeat the Bronx Bombers by the final score of 7-3.
Tristan McKenzie struggled with his command on Sunday afternoon, falling behind in the count against a dangerous Yankees lineup. McKenzie gave up two home runs for 3 earned runs, and was pulled following the fourth inning. The Cleveland bullpen combined for 5 shutout innings, including stellar performances from the youngsters James Karinchak and and Emmanuel Clase.
Franmil Reyes had a career day at the ballpark, as he stole his first career base, hit his second career triple, and launched a go-ahead shot to the opposite field over a leaping Aaron Judge. Jordan Luplow continued his tear against left handed hitters, adding another RBI to his season stats.
The Indians will prepare to host the Minnesota Twins for a brief 3-game series. First pitch on Monday evening is set for 6:10 pm ET at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio.