It was so out of character the Indians trolled on the Yankees on their Twitter account for not spending the money that Cleveland did.
The Cleveland Indians stunned the Yankees on Friday night after rallying back from a five run deficit to overtake NY 9-8 in extra innings and taking a 2-0 lead in the series.
"His last start was up", Francona said.
Standing in their way is Tanaka, who had a trying year with a 4.74 ERA and 35 home runs allowed in his 30 starts, but he finished off his regular season with a bang, striking out 15 Tampa Bay Rays on September 29 in NY over seven shutout innings.
Bauer improved to 3-0 this season against the Yankees.
That last night's Yankees-Indians game continued for more than six innings after Lonnie Chisenhall's phantom hit-by-pitch should not distract you from the fact that this was the moment of the game.
Justin Turner hit a three-run homer in the first inning, and drove in five runs as Los Angeles beat Arizona in Game One of their National League Division Series.
Sanchez immediately said the ball had hit the knob of Chisenhall's bat. Tanaka had a 1.24 WHIP with 194 strikeouts in 178 1/3 regular season innings. He was especially dominant on the road, going 11-2 with a 2.65 ERA. He'll face CC Sabathia, who enjoyed a nice second half of the season but will enter as a substantial underdog.
It would take another five innings of baseball and a walk-off single by Yan Gomes to seal the miraculous win for the Indians. They grew quiet when Sanchez homered, cringed when Encarnacion was injured, roared when a single by Jason Kipnis gave the Indians a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the second and then were stunned when Kluber coughed up four more runs in the top of the third.
Washington's Stephen Strasburg (0-1) held the Cubs hitless for 5 2/3 innings before allowing a pair of unearned runs in the sixth. Josh Tomlin picked up the win with two innings of scoreless relief.
Michael Brantley continues to make progress in his recovery from an ankle injury and could be in the lineup in left field when the ALDS shifts from Cleveland to NY on Sunday. Miller came on and retired Starlin Castro on a popup to Lindor in shallow center field. Aaron Hicks finished 2-for-6 with a home run and three RBIs.
Jackson drew a leadoff walk in the 13th from Dellin Betances and stole second. "And before Edwin went down, he was most likely going to play left field as long as he felt physically good enough". After blowing a five-run lead, the Yankees ended up losing a five-plus hour Game 2 of the American League Division Series, 9-8, in the 13th inning. Tanaka has had an up-and-down season and it is hard to even trust him after coming off a brilliant outing to end the regular season.