CLEVELAND, OH--- Ladies and Gentleman the Cleveland Guardians walked off the Yankees to take a 2-1 lead in the ALDS. Oscar Gonzalez was once again the hero in the bottom of the 9th inning. The Guardians showed early in the game this was going to be a dog fight, forcing New York starter Luis Severino to throw 50+ pitches through the first 2 innings.
The Guardians took an early 2-0 lead in the first 2 innings with 2 RBI singles from the bats of Josh Naylor and Steven Kwan, who had a 3 hit night. Things got a little scary in the middle innings as Aaron Judge would return to Aaron Judge form hitting a 2 run home run to tie the game in the 3rd, then in the 5th inning Oswaldo Cabrera would hit a solo home run to take the lead. In the 6th inning Will Brennan tied the game with another RBI single. For the Guardians tonight, on 3 separate occasions they would manage 3 hit innings. In the top of the 7th Harrison Bader would hit another solo HR, then came the 9th...
Steven Kwan started things off getting his 3rd hit of the night to get on base, we would then see Amed Rosario hit an RBI single to bring home Myles Straw. Jose Ramirez then loaded the bases for Oscar Gonzalez to hit a ground ball to center field. clearing Steven Kwan and Amed Rosario off the bases. The crowd was absolutely electric tonight, if you haven't heard that crowd and Tom Hamilton's calls, I encourage you to listen live on 1100 AM, 106.9 FM, the free iHeart radio app or HERE
The Guardians will try and advance to the ALCS tomorrow still in downtown Cleveland with a 7pm first pitch, Cal Quantrill, who is undefeated on the mound at Progressive Field will take the hill against the Yankees.