The Cleveland Guardians fell to the New York Yankees on the road by a final score of 4-1 in Game 1 of the American League Division Series.
For Cleveland, the only run the Guardians scored was when rookie outfielder Steven Kwan hit a solo homerun in the 3rd inning take a 1-0 lead. The Guardians as a team totaled six combined hits and left eight runners on base, while striking out nine times and committing two errors.
Starting pitcher Cal Quantrill suffered the loss for going 5.0 innings, striking out five batters and allowing four hits and three walks for three earned runs.
For New York, the Yankees tied the game at 1-1 when outfielder Harrison Bader hit a solo homerun in the bottom of the 3rd inning. The Yankees got another run in the bottom of the 5th inning due to catcher Jose Trevino hitting a sacrifice fly to score a run and take a 2-1 lead. Finally in the bottom of the 6th inning, first baseman Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run homerun to give the Yankees a 4-1 lead and eventual win. The Yankees as a team totaled five hits and left only one runner on base, while striking out seven times and committing one error.
Ace pitcher Gerrit Cole got the win for going 6.1 innings, striking out eight batters and allowing four hits and one walk for one earned run.
The Guardians will attempt to tie up the Division Series on the road against the Yankees in Game 2 on Thursday, October 13th, with first pitch set for 7:37 p.m.