Game 117 Preview: Yankees vs Indians

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Aug 8, 2014; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (2) hits a single against the Cleveland Indians during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. The hit ties Derek Jeter with Honus Wagner for sixth place on MLB

Game Overview

The Yankees and Indians will play the final game of this series in a matinee that is set to begin at 1:05 PM. With each time having won one game a piece, a win for the Yankees would be huge to finish off an impressive home-stand. It also will give them much needed confidence, as they will travel to Camden Yards and begin a crucial three game series against the Baltimore Orioles tomorrow.

The Yankees had an easy Friday night, as they were able to put up a five spot in the first inning and had that momentum carried throughout the game. Yesterday was a bit more different. Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber” href=”http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/k/klubeco01.shtml”>Corey Kluber had complete control of the game, and was able to blank the Yankee offense. Although Brandon McCarthy” href=”http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/mccarbr01.shtml”>Brandon McCarthy didn’t have a bad game, Kluber was the start of the show and even left some Yankees with nothing but impressive things to say about the dominant pitcher.

Today’s game will mark the final game of a seven-game home stand. If the Yankees are able to get a victory, they will go 5-2. For a team that had been struggling at home prior to the All-Star game, I would say that is pretty good.

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