Yankees 8, Indians 1: A Late Outburst Propels the Yankees Over the Indians

The decisive moment came in the sixth inning, when Indians right fielder Abraham Almonte, the former Yankees minor leaguer, neared the outfield wall and shied away from catching a fly ball hit by Jacoby Ellsbury with two outs and the bases loaded. When the ball hit the base of the wall and kicked away, three runs scored, breaking a 1-1 tie. Ellsbury ended up with a triple, after which he scored on Ronald Torreyes’s single.


Indians right fielder Abraham Almonte could not come up with a bases-loaded triple by Jacoby Ellsbury in the sixth inning.

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Aaron Judge, who entered Sunday with a .178 batting average since the All-Star break, hit his American-League-leading 35th home run in the seventh, cushioning the Yankees’ lead with three more runs.

Almonte’s gift was a welcome one not only for Ellsbury, who despite his $153 million contract has lost his starting job to the rookie Clint Frazier, but also for a Yankees offense that has floundered for much of the last week and that lost its scuffling designated hitter, Matt…

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