The New York Yankees blew a late lead and fell to the Cleveland Guardians, 6-5, in Game 3 of the American League Division Series on Saturday night at Progressive Field.
New York held a 5-3 lead in the bottom of the ninth inning and needed just three more outs, but Cleveland rallied for three runs and walked it off to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five series.
All five of the Yankees’ runs came via the home run. Aaron Judge and Oswaldo Cabrera each crushed two-run homers to lead the offense. Harrison Bader smacked a solo shot, his second of the postseason.
Luis Severino surrendered three runs on eight hits over 5 2/3 innings while striking out six. Clarke Schmidt allowed a walk-off two-run single.
The Yankees will hand the ball to Gerrit Cole on Sunday as they try to keep their season alive and force a Game 5. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:07 p.m.