The Cleveland Indians started the 2017 Major League Baseball Playoffs on a winning note.
Behind a strong pitching performance from 17-game winner Trevor Bauer and timely hitting from outfielder Jay Bruce, the Indians earned a 4-0 victory over the Yankees in front of a sold-out crowd at Progressive Field Thursday night and a 1-0 lead in the best-of-five series.
Bauer set a new single-game playoff best with eight strikeouts, and allowed just two hits and one walk over 6.2 innings of work on the way to his first playoff win. Bauer registered three of his strikeouts against Yankees slugger Aaron Judge, who belted 52 home runs during the regular season.
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