The Cleveland Guardians defeated the New York Yankees at home on Monday night by a final score of 3-2 to begin the three-game series.

For Cleveland (7-4), the Guardians had nine walks only tallied four total hits all game, with three doubles coming from catcher Mike Zunino. Outfielder Will Brennan hit a sacrifice fly in the 2nd inning to get Cleveland on the board and trail 2-1, while Zunino hit an RBI double to tie the game at 2-2 in the 4th inning. In the 7th inning, first baseman Josh Naylor hit a sacrifice fly to score the eventual game-winning run and lead 3-2. Starting pitcher Shane Bieber got his first win of the season for going 7.0 complete innings, striking out four batters, and allowing five hits and three walks for two earned runs. Closer Emmanuel Clase got his third save of the season for going a hitless 1.0 inning in the 9th and striking out two batters.

For New York (6-4), the Yankees only runs came in the beginning of the game in the 1st inning, when outfielder Giancarlo Stanton hit a two-run RBI double to take a 2-0 lead. American League MVP outfielder Aaron Judge went 0-3 at the plate with a walk and two strikeouts. Starting pitcher Domingo German went 3.0 innings, recorded no strikeouts and allowed two hits and five walks for two runs. Relief pitcher Ian Hamilton suffered his first loss of the season for going 2.0 innings, striking out three batters, but allowing one hit and three walks for one earned run.

The Guardians will continue this three-game series against the New York Yankees on Tuesday, April 10th, with first pitch set for 6:10 p.m.