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Yankees complete doubleheader sweep of Guardians

The New York Yankees completed a doubleheader sweep of the Cleveland Guardians on Saturday at Progressive Field with a 13-4 victory in the first game and a 6-1 victory in the nightcap.

Game 1 recap: 

Gerrit Cole started on the mound for New York and tossed six innings of two-run ball while striking out six. The right-hander improved to 7-2 on the season.

Aroldis Chapman made his first appearance since coming off the injured list and did not go well at all. The left-hander walked the bases loaded and did not record an out. Ron Marinaccio, Lucas Luetge, and Ryan Weber each had scoreless outings in relief.

Cleveland jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the second inning on back-to-back home runs from Josh Naylor and Franmil Reyes, but after that, it was all New York.

DJ LeMahieu put the Yankees on the board in the third with a solo home run. Later in the frame, Miguel Andújar tied the game with a two-out RBI single. Aaron Hicks followed that with a two-run single to give the Yankees a 4-2 lead.

In the sixth, Matt Carpenter smacked a two-run shot to extend the lead to 6-2. Later in the inning, Gleyber Torres drove in a pair of runs with a single to make it 8-2.

Carpenter collected his third RBI of the game in the top of the seventh with a run-scoring single. Then, Jose Trevino grounded into a double play but another run scored to increase the lead to 10-2. The Guardians plated a pair of runs in the bottom of the seventh on two RBI groundouts.

Torres brought home another run in the eighth with a fielder’s choice.

In the ninth, Carpenter belted his second home run of the game and Trevino followed that with a solo blast.

Everyone in the Yankees starting lineup had at least a hit except for Giancarlo Stanton.

Game 2 recap: 

Nestor Cortes started on the bump for New York and allowed one run over six innings while striking out six.

The bullpen did a great job as Michael King, Wandy Peralta, and Clay Holmes all had scoreless outings.

Once again, Cleveland opened the scoring, but after that, it was all New York. Amed Rosario put the Guardians on the board in the first inning with a solo shot.

In the fourth, Anthony Rizzo and Giancarlo Stanton hit back-to-back home runs to give the Yankees a 2-1 lead.

New York added four runs in the seventh to increase their lead to 6-1. Josh Donaldson plated a run with an RBI double, Isiah Kiner-Falefa drove in a run with an RBI single, and Kyle Higashioka capped off the inning with a sacrifice fly.

The Yankees will go for the three-game sweep on Sunday afternoon with Jordan Montgomery on the hill. The first pitch is slated for 1:40 p.m.