Behind a stellar outing by Trevor Bauer, the Cleveland Indians shut down the New York Yankees 4-0 in Game 1 of the ALDS on Thursday night from Progressive Field.
The Indians starter went 6.2 innings, allowing just two hits while striking out eight. The Yankees had just three hits total on the night:
In fact, New York didn't get its first hit until the sixth inning when Aaron Hicks knocked a one-out double off the left-field wall:
Starlin Castro provided the other two hits on the night.
Yankees starter Sonny Gray's postseason debut did not go nearly as well as Bauer's outing. The former Athletic ace only lasted 3.1 innings, allowing three runs on three hits while walking four and plunking an additional batter.
Roberto Perez opened the scoring in the second inning when he grounded into a bases-loaded double play. But it was still enough to get a run on the board.
Former New York Met Jay Bruce provided the big fly of the day, a two-run home run in the fourth inning to give Bauer and the Indians more than enough insurance:
Bruce went 2-for-3 with three RBI on the day. His third coming in the fifth thanks to a sacrifice fly.
Once Bauer's day was done, Cleveland handed things over to its stellar bullpen as Andrew Miller and Cody Allen combined for 2.1 innings of shutout ball while giving up just one hit and striking out six.
In a best-of-five series, the Yankees don't have much more room for error against the hottest team in baseball. CC Sabathia will take the mound for Game 2 in Cleveland on Friday evening. First pitch is slated for 5 p.m. ET.