New York Yankees Recap: Giancarlo Stanton hits two home runs in win over the Indians

William Parlee
New York Yankees, Giancarlo Stanton
Oct 7, 2020; San Diego, California, USA; New York Yankees designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton (27) hits a two run home run against the Tampa Bay Rays in the eighth inning during game three of the 2020 ALDS at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

Tonight was game two of a four-game set between the New York Yankees and the Cleveland Indians. The Yankees won the first game 6-3. On the mound, tonight for the Yankees was Jordan Montgomery and for the Indians Logan Allen. It was another cold and breezy right for baseball in Cleveland.

Leading off in the first against Allen was DJ LeMahieu led off singling. Giancarlo Stanton flew out for far center. Aaron Judge struck out, and Gleyber Torres flew out to center to end the half. At the bottom facing Montgomery was Jordan Luplow, who flew out to Aaron Judge. Cesar Hernandez walked. Jose Ramirez walked. With two on and one out, Reyes got an RBI double driving in Hernandez, with Ramirez moving to third. Eddie Rosario singled, driving in another Indian’s run. Amed Rosario singled, driving in another run. Roberto Perez ground out, but Monty used 37 pitches and gave up three runs. Indians 3 Yankees 0.

Gio Urshela led off the top of the second inning even though it seemed like the fourth. He ground out off the leg of Allen. Aaron Hicks followed with a home run. Gary Sanchez singled up the middle. Clint Frazier flew out to the center-field wall. Rougie Odor hit a homer well into the right-field stands to tie up the game at 3 and driving in Sanchez. LeMahieu ground out to short, but the Yankees tied up the game. Yu Chang led off the bottom by striking out. Gimenez lined out to Odor, who made a beautiful spinning play for first. Luplow flew out for a 1-2-3 inning for Monty. Yankees 3 Indians 3.

At the top of the third, Giancarlo Stanton led off by hitting a missile line drive into the left-field stands. Aaron Judge waked. Gleyber Torres hit a bullet directly to the third baseman. A pitching change bought Phil Maton to the mound. Gio Urshela hit into a double play to end the half. At the bottom, Hernandez ground out to Urshela. Ramirez walked. Reyes popped back to Monty for the final out. New York Yankees 4 Indians 3.

Aaron Hicks led off the fourth by striking out on the left side. Gary Sanchez strikeout swinging and hit catcher Perez off the back of the head. Clint Frazier walked to bring up Rougie Odor, who struck out. At the bottom, Amed Rosario struck out. Roberto Perez ground out to Torres for the second out. Chang flew out to second for the second 1-2-3 inning for Monty. Yankees 4 Indians 3

DJ led off the fifth by popping out to foul territory in right, off the New pitcher Trevor Stephan. Stanton followed with his second home run of the game. Judge struck out. Torres flew out to shallow center. The bottom of the inning was led off by Gimenez, who struck out Luplow doubled past Urshela. Hernandez went down on strikes. Ramirez reached on a bobbled play by Odor. Luplow went to third base. That was it for Montgomery. Luetge came in to face Reyes struck out, leaving two Indians on base. Yankees 5 Indians 3.

Gio Urshela led off the sixth inning by walking. Aaron Hicks flew out to left. Gary Sanchez lined out to left field. Frazier popped out to second base.  At the bottom, E. Rosario ground out to Torres. A Rosario walked. Perez flew out to Judge in right. Chang ground out for a fast inning for both teams. Yankees 5 Indians 3.

Cal Quantrill pitched the seventh for the Indians against Rougie Odor, who flew out to center field. LeMahieu grounded to short. Giancarlo Stanton, who hit two home runs in the game, struck out swinging. Darren O’Day on the mound, Gimenez led off by flying out to Judge. Luplow popped out to the infield. Hernandez ground out to end the inning. Yankees 5 Indians 3.

Judge led off the eight by flying out to center. Torres lined to second for the second out. Urshela also lined, driven to second to end the half. Ramirez led off the bottom against Chad Green, hit a base hit up the middle. Reyes hit into a double play. E. Rosario ground out to Torres to end the inning. Yankees 5 Indians 3.

Aaron Hicks led off the top of the ninth striking out. Gary Sanchez ground out to first for the second out. Frazier walked for the second time in the game; he was pinch-run by Mike Tauchman. Rougie Odor lined back to the pitcher. Aroldis Chapman was out in the bottom to close it out for the Yankees. A. Rosario ground out to second. Perez struck out, and Chang popped out to the catcher Sanchez.

The final score was 5-3. The winning pitcher was Lucas Luetge and the loser was Logan Allen.  Chapman got the save. The New York Yankees hit four home runs in the game.