New York Yankees get Cleveland Indians ace Corey Kluber in Game 2

Joe Girardi handled the aftermath of his Game 2 blunder with class

Joe Girardi handled the aftermath of his Game 2 blunder with class

You know, the one where the Yankees blew a 3-0 lead to the Boston Red Sox.

Chapman himself threw two scoreless innings in the ninth and 10th, but started warming up as early as the sixth inning. The hometown crowd was treated to stellar pitching by Trevor Bauer and a timely longball by Jay Bruce. If the review had been made, Lindor likely would have led off the seventh, but instead came to bat with the based loaded and sent a pitch over the fence for a grand slam cutting a five-run lead to just 1 with momentum all in the hands of the Indians. The Yankees closer has been critical of his handling before-specifically after signing with New York, Chapman criticized Joe Maddon's usage of him in last year's World Series-but Chapman's endorsement of Girardi not returning while still playing in the postseason will raise eyebrows.

In what surprised nearly every fan of baseball, the New York Yankees slammed Corey Kluber the ace of the Cleveland Indians pitching staff for six runs over just 2 2/3 innings during Game 2 Friday night of the American League Division Series.

"I screwed up", the besieged Yankees manager said Saturday afternoon.

In that game, Sabathia pitched 5 2/3 innings, giving up three runs on four hits with five strikeouts and four walks.

A grand slam by Francisco Lindor in the bottom of the sixth inning cut the NY lead to 8-7, a solo shot to left by Jay Bruce in the eighth tied it, and a single by Yan Gomes in the bottom of the 13th driving in Austin Jackson finished it.

"They gave their ideas for it and why they had their ideas for it, and I didn't have a problem with it", Kluber said.

In 11 career starts against his former team, Sabathia is 4-3 with a 3.65 ERA.

The injury happened in the bottom of the first inning. "But I felt great". It should have been strike three to end the inning.

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