Tigers lose to Indians 6-5 after rally falls short in 9th
Tigers catcher Eric Haase hit a sinking line drive that was caught by diving Indians right fielder Jordan Luplow to end the game. https://t.co/51GRnLOnK6 — Evan Woodbery (@evanwoodbery) May 25, 2021The Tigers scored two in the second when Niko Goodrum singled and scored on Willi Castro’s double down the right-field line. pic.twitter.com/BMueBK9Ett — Detroit Tigers (@tigers) May 25, 2021Indians starter Sam Hentges, a rookie left-hander, lasted only five innings but struck out seven batters, including Miguel Cabrera twice. Up next: The Tigers (18-29) and Indians (25-20) meet again on Tuesday at 7:10 p.m. at Comerica Park. Tigers lefty Tarik Skubal (1-6, 5.45 ERA) will face Indians right-hander Aaron Civale (6-1, 3.30).mlive.com
Yanks sweep Indians 10-9 in draining game, meet Rays in ALDS
New York Yankees' Gio Urshela (29) and Mike Ford celebrate after the Yankees defeated the Cleveland Indians 10-9 in Game 2 of an American League wild-card baseball series, early Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)CLEVELAND – It took the New York Yankees nearly five hours on the field, carried them from Wednesday to Thursday and September into October to complete the sweep. "They weren’t going to lose.”At 4 hours, 50 minutes — even without two rain delays totaling another 76 minutes — it was draining. New York went 2-8 during a testy season series with top-seeded Tampa Bay, which won the AL East by seven games over the second-place Yankees. RECORD STOREIndians pitchers walked 12, tied for the most in any postseason game.
Walk away: Indians rally again, keep AL Central hopes alive
“We want to win the division.”Down 3-1 and held to one hit for eight innings, the Indians found more of the late-inning magic that has carried them this week. Delino DeShields — who broke up Pittsburgh's no-hit bid with a perfectly placed bunt single in the seventh — hit a one-out RBI single. Adam Plutko (2-2) picked up his first career win in relief for the Indians (34-25), who have clinched a playoff spot but want more. It's quite a turnaround for the Indians, who recently dropped eight straight from Sept. 8-16 and have been plagued with offensive inconsistency all season. Gregory Polanco hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning off Carrasco, but the Pirates couldn't hold on and dropped to 2-16 against AL Central teams.