Yankees 7, Indians 3 | Series tied, 2-2: Yankees Pounce on Indians’ Errors and Send Series to Game 5

The Yankees will start C. C. Sabathia against Corey Kluber, the Indians’ ace, for the opportunity to face Houston in the American League Championship Series.

The Yankees — with an assist from Urshela — pounced early on Trevor Bauer, who had shut them out for seven innings in the series opener. They rode the electric right arm of starter Luis Severino, who delivered a redemptive performance after being knocked out early in a wild-card victory over the Minnesota Twins.

Severino, with his team facing elimination and its bullpen running on fumes, relied heavily on his 100-mile-per-hour fastball over seven strong innings. He allowed four hits — including a two-run homer to Carlos Santana and a solo shot to Roberto Perez — while striking out nine.

When Michael Brantley singled with one out in the seventh and the Yankees already staked to a 7-3 lead, Manager Joe Girardi appeared headed to the mound. But the pitching coach Larry Rothschild got his attention, and Girardi returned to his perch on the top railing of the dugout.


Luis Severino struck out nine in seven innings on Monday. He allowed two home runs.

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