Yankees give Gray some help in win over Indians

Carig Poise power and another statement for the Yankees

Carig Poise power and another statement for the Yankees

German, in his first big-league start, threw six innings of no-hit baseball. He'd made five relief appearances before Sunday. A three-run homer when we hadn't broken through yet on Tomlin. So that's the best part for me, getting to go to work with these guys and really just kind of watch them do their thing each and every night.

TWINS 5, WHITE SOX 3: James Shields of Chicago pitched a no-hitter into the seventh inning before visiting Minnesota rallied late.

In Anaheim, Albert Pujols had a two-run double for his 2,999th career hit, and Luis Valbuena and Andrelton Simmons drove in three runs apiece in the hosts' victory over Baltimore.

Earlier in the weekend, 23-year-old third baseman Miguel Andujar had the big walk-off hit.

"That was a rough one", Allen said. He was mobbed and doused by excited teammates at home plate. "He's a good player who doesn't play like a rookie, and I'm glad he got that one out of the way". The Indians kept Allen in the game.

"Everybody knew the kind of talent that Gleyber has. That's not a secret", Sanchez said through a translator.

Chasen Shreve's flawless ninth gave the Yankees a chance.

Fifteen wins in 16 games and an 8-2 ledger against the Angels, Astros and Indians is nothing to dismiss even in the first week of May.

Clevinger pitched one inning against the Yankees past year during the regular season. Didi Gregorius was walked intentionally before Sanchez's routine fly ball to center stranded two. They enter the series not quite having found their footing, despite having a three and a half-game lead over the Detroit Tigers in the AL Central.

Francisco Lindor has had more than his share of doubles in his brief major league career and that's usually a good thing for the Cleveland Indians. Gregorius is slashing.319/.403/.681 with 10 home runs, 30 RBIs and 27 runs scored, and Judge's line is.295/.420/.557 with eight homers, 21 RBIs and 26 runs.

Neither team had a hit until Hicks opened the fifth with a single up the middle. Not often can I be excited about the pitching for the Yankees but I swear I had a brief flash back to the 90's when the boys use to let the starting pitchers finish what they started.

"It's a tribute to how good of a pitcher he's become, and the weapons [of pitches] that he has", Boone said. German did walk two, but he also struck out nine and needed just 84 pitches to get through the six innings.

"He was so efficient, attacking so much", Boone said.

On a 3-2 count, Torres took Dan Otero deep, giving the Yankees the win. The 6-foot-4 right-hander is pitching well, recording a terrific 2.82 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP to go with a 2-0 record in 38.1 innings logged.

Indians: LHP Andrew Miller (hamstring) will throw a bullpen session Saturday. Cleveland tied it in the ninth, scoring on the second wild pitch of the inning by Aroldis Chapman (1-0), who showed frustration after the ball got by catcher Gary Sanchez.

But Clevinger walked Neil Walker leading off and Tyler Austin with one out in the eighth. He has a bruised left shoulder and hip but no concussion, Francona said.

The Indians will spend their off day in Milwaukee on Monday.

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The Yankees received their first extended look at Indians starter Mike Clevinger on Sunday afternoon.

Indians: RHP Trevor Bauer (2-2, 2.45 ERA) struck out 11 vs. Texas in his last start.

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