The new york yankees are the hottest team in baseball right now, plain and simple. The Cleveland Indians are coming into the Bronx after playing the Toronto Blue Jays in a doubleheader the previous night and were facing CC Sabathia, who has been remarkable the first month of the 2018 season. With Josh Tomlin on the mound and a 9.16 ERA credited to his name, the Yankees were ready to take full advantage of their matchup, but a late rally by the Indians made it seem like it was the ALDS all over again.

Game Recap

In the bottom of the fourth inning, rookie sensation Gleyber Torres hit his first career home run off of Tomlin with a line drive to left to give the Yankees a 3-0 lead.

Aaron Judge added to the scoring in the inning with his eighth home run of the season to make it 4-0. The bottom of the fifth inning led off with Gary Sanchez driving a deep fly to the left-field stands for his ninth of the year to make it 5-0.

Chasen Shreve came into the game in the top half of the eighth inning after another solid outing by Dellin Betances in the seventh inning and walked Yan Gomes and gave up a single to Rajai Davis before allowing Bradley Zimmer to hit his second homer on the year to make it a 5-3 game. David Robertson came in to relieve Shreve and gave up a two-run homer to Jose Ramirez for his ninth of the season to even up the score.

The Yankees were not going down without a fight, as with the bases loaded and two outs, Aaron Judge continued to work good at-bats, as he has all season, and worked a walk that forced in a run to make it a 6-5 lead heading into the top of the ninth.

Closer Aroldis Chapman came into the game to close out the game and blew the save due to throwing two wild pitches, which allowed Bradley Zimmer to score to tie the game at six apiece. Cleveland's pitcher Alexi Ogando gave up a leadoff double to Giancarlo Stanton before being pulled by manager Terry Francona. The Indians went to his closer, Cody Allen, to keep it tied and force extra innings but Miguel Andujar got an RBI-single in the bottom of the ninth to win the game 7-6.

Yankees' pitchers continue to dominate

In the last 14 games played, the Yankees are 13-1, mainly because of their pitching. CC Sabathia threw six scoreless innings against the Indians, but the Indians were able to rally off of the Yankees' bullpen to make it a nail-biter until the very end. Chapman didn't have control but managed to pick up the victory. The teams have two games left this weekend during the series.