The New York Yankees got out to an early lead against the Cleveland Guardians in Game 2 of the ALDS Friday on the back of a two-run home run by Giancarlo Stanton in the first, but a solo shot by Amed Rosario in the fifth tied the game at 2. The Yankees hold a 1-0 lead in the best-of-five series by virtue of their 4-1 win in Game 1. This game is set for 1:07 pm ET Friday, thanks to a weather-induced postponement of the originally-scheduled Thursday bout. As such, this series has had its last off day. Games 2-5, if necessary, will be played four straight days.
Shane Bieber gets the start for the Guardians. He was 13-8 with a 2.88 ERA during the regular season and finished very strong. He only had a 2.04 ERA in his last 13 starts. He was stellar in his Wild Card Series start, too. The Yankees didn’t see Bieber this season, but they tagged him for seven runs on nine hits in 4 2/3 innings in the 2020 playoffs with Aaron Judge and Gleyber Torres both taking him deep. On the other side, Nestor Cortes starts for the Yankees. The lefty became a bit of a cult hero in the Bronx this season and finished 12-4 with a 2.44 ERA. He had a 2.07 ERA in his last 12 starts and pitched really well in his two outings against Cleveland (2.19 ERA in 12 1/3 innings).
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