Indians beat Yankees 9-8

The Beacon Herald - - SPORTS - TOM WITHERS THE AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

CLEVE­LAND — Yan Gomes sin­gled home Austin Jack­son from sec­ond base with none out in the 13th in­ning as the Cleve­land Indians ral­lied from five runs down to stun the New York Yankees 9-8 Fri­day and snatch a 2-0 lead in the AL Divi­sion Se­ries.

Jack­son drew a lead­off walk in the 13th from Dellin Be­tances and stole sec­ond. Gomes went to a full count be­fore pulling his bouncer just in­side the third­base bag, eas­ily scor­ing Jack­son. The Indians poured out of their dugout to mob Gomes, who ended the 5-hour, 8-minute thriller.

The Indians over­came an 8-3 deficit, a ter­ri­ble start by ace Corey Klu­ber and a po­ten­tially se­ri­ous in­jury to slug­ger Ed­win En­car­na­cion. Fran­cisco Lin­dor hit a grand slam in the sixth to rally Cleve­land, right af­ter a close call on a hit by pitch that the Yankees didn’t chal­lenge.

The Yankees had their chances late, but they stranded the goa­head run at third in the ninth and 10th — and had pinch-run­ner Ron­ald Tor­reyes picked off sec­ond in the 11th by Gomes from the be­hind the plate.

Cleve­land will try for a sweep in Game 3 Sun­day at Yan­kee Sta­dium.

JA­SON MILLER/GETTY IM­AGES

Austin Jack­son of the Cleve­land Indians steals sec­ond base against Star­lin Cas­tro of the New York Yankees in the thir­teenth in­ning dur­ing game two of the Amer­i­can League Divi­sion Se­ries at Pro­gres­sive Field on Fri­day in Cleve­land, Ohio.

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