Yankees 5, Indians 2
Didi Gregorius hit two home runs and drove in three runs, and
the New York Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians 5-2 in the
deciding Game Five of their American League Division Series at
After losing the first two games of the series, the Yankees won
three in a row, outscoring the Indians 13-5 against a Cleveland
team that had not lost three straight since July 30-Aug. 1.
New York advances to the American League Championship Series
against the Houston Astros. Game One will be played in Houston
Yankees starter CC Sabathia pitched four strong innings before
faltering in the fifth. He struck out nine and was charged with
two runs in 4 1/3 innings.
David Robertson (1-0) pitched 2 2/3 scoreless innings to get the
win and Aroldis Chapman shut out Cleveland in the last two
innings to pick up his second save of the series.
Gregorius went 3-for-4, and Brett Gardner added three hits and
an RBI for New York.
Cleveland starter Corey Kluber (0-1) lasted only 3 2/3 innings,
giving up three runs and three hits and two walks.
Nationals 5, Cubs 0
Stephen Strasburg threw seven scoreless innings and struck out
12 and Michael A. Taylor hit an eighth-inning grand slam to draw
Washington even at two-games apiece with a win over Chicago in
the National League Division Series.
The fifth and deciding game will be played in Washington on
Thursday with the winner advancing to the NL Championship Series
to face the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Strasburg shut down the Cubs a day after he continued to
experience flu-like symptoms that began last week.
The right-hander was not expected to start for the Nationals but
after reporting to Wrigley Field feeling better, he held the
Cubs to three hits and two walks.
With the Nationals clinging to a 1-0 lead in the eighth, Taylor
blew the game open with the first post-season grand slam in
Nationals franchise history off Cubs closer Wade Davis.
Davis entered the game with two outs in the inning after
reliever Carl Edwards, Jr walked two hitters to load the bases.
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