The New York Yankees fell to the Cleveland Guardians, 4-2, in 10 innings in Game 2 of the American League Division Series on Friday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.
New York jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning thanks to Giancarlo Stanton’s two-run home run. However, after that, the offense was silent as they recorded just three hits over the final nine innings.
Cleveland plated a run in the top of the fourth and fifth to tie the game. After the Yankees failed to walk it off in the bottom of the ninth, the game went into extra innings. Jameson Taillon, who has never pitched in relief, allowed what would be the game-winning run in the 10th.
Nestor Cortes made his first career postseason start and surrendered a pair of runs on six hits over five innings while walking three and striking out three.
Aaron Judge went 0-for-5 with four strikeouts. He has now struck out seven times in the first two games of this best-of-five series.
The Yankees will send Luis Severino to the mound for Game 3 as the series shifts to Cleveland on Friday. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:37 p.m.