Willie Calhoun and Jake Bauers, afterthoughts when the season began, have become pinstriped stopgaps for a struggling New York Yankees team missing a string of starters.

“With the big guys down right now, we’ve got to find ways to manufacture runs,” Isiah Kiner-Falefa said after an unheralded trio propelled the Yankees over the Cleveland Guardians 4-3 in 10 innings Wednesday night. “When we get the big boys back, everybody will have a role, understand what the job is, and it should be that much easier to win ballgames.”

Calhoun and Bauers homered against former Cy Young Award winner Shane Bieber as the Yankees overcame a 2-0 deficit.

After Cleveland took a 3-2 lead in the ninth on pinch-hitter Oscar Gonzalez‘s bloop RBI single off Clay Holmes, Calhoun hit a tying single in the bottom half off All-Star closer Emmanuel Clase, and the Yankees won it in the 10th.

Bauers drew a leadoff walk with the automatic runner on second, Kiner-Falefa sacrificed and pinch-hitter Jose Trevino — the last non-pitcher on the Yankees bench — singled over the drawn-in infield on an 0-2 pitch from Trevor Stephan (1-1), the reliever’s third straight slider.