CLEVELAND (AP) – The sound that echoes through Progressive Field is like cannon.
There’s no fireworks show on Friday night, just Giancarlo Stanton.
Stanton escaped his slump with two rocket home runs – one with an escape rate of 118 mph, the highest of any pro league this season – and New York Yankees connecting four times in the previous 5-3 win Cleveland Indians.
Stanton hit a 429 foot solo in the third against Logan Allen (1-3) and added another in the fifth for his first multiplayer game since September 27, 2018. The host Stanton sent a rumble across York’s soccer field and New York’s Digging Path.
“Strange. It’s just a difference, ”Yankees manager Aaron Boone said when asked to describe the Stantons. “I’ve never seen anything like it.”
Stanton, who is grappling with the plate, lowers his big night.
“It’s nice to catch some quick balls and put the crate on the ball,” he said.
New York has won two games in a row and the Yankees, who overcame a 3-0 deficit in the first half for the second in a row, are starting to regain their footing after a bad start.
Rougned Odor made another homer twice and Aaron Hicks headed deep into New York as well.
Like many of his teammates, Stanton entered this series with an average of .158 and was on a 3 to 34 slip. Boone gave him a break on Thursday, and the rest seemed to help. One of the scariest baseball players – when he gets locked up.
After the Yankees stepped up to equalize 3-all with their second three at home by Hicks and Odor, Stanton put them ahead in the third with his laser on the left podium, a runoff. encouragement screams 118 miles per hour. Earlier this season, Stanton achieved a single speed 120 mph, the most powerful ball in 2021.
In Trevor Stephan’s fifth cut, Stanton made it 5-3 with a 418-foot shot crashing into the defense net in the center of the pitch.
Boone was frightened by the home runs.
“It’s like, Franmil Reyes sucks a ball, a big man, and sucks a ball from the left and G goes up and goes,“ Cool, but watch this, ”said Boone. “You don’t see the balls hit like that. I don’t know what the final number is, but there are two really impressive changes.
“When he’s locked, when he hits them like that, it’s different from anyone I’ve ever seen.”
Stephan was also very impressed.
“Just tried to let it rip and he let it rip,” he said. “It was my best compared to the best of him. I don’t really regret the pitch, I regret the venue. It’s noisy, but it’s big tournaments, you know? It will happen. “
The Yankees starter, Jordan Montgomery, settled after the 37-degree first inning, but was lifted in the fifth half, one who was ineligible to win.
Lucas Luetge (1-0) came on and got four wins and was credited with his first win in professional competitions since September 4, 2013, with Seattle. The right winger has been kicking around underage over the past few seasons before signing for New York in March.
Luetge said he was unaware of his long-awaited victory until he received a congratulatory message from a friend.
“I don’t really pay attention to which part of the game,” said the 34-year-old. “I was just trying to get through, but then I said, ‘That’s pretty cool.'”
Darren O’Day and Chad Green fought each other in one half before Aroldis Chapman moved closer to the ninth goal for his fourth save.
Corey Kluber’s nine seasons with Cleveland were excellent: two Cy Young Awards, 98 wins, playoff appearance, one pennant.
He will remember other things.
“The relationships you built in eight or nine years,” he said. “You spend that time somewhere, you become really close with a lot of people. “I value that more than statistics or achievements or anything like that.”
Now in New York’s turnaround Kluber returns to Progressive Field for the first time since the Indians bought him in in 2019. Shave his beard cleanly to match the Yankees’ long-standing no-facial hair policy, he catches up with some old and dear friends. .
Indian President Chris Antonetti said Kluber had left a lasting impression.
“He’s an incredible contribution on the pitch and in the club,” Antonetti said. “He sets new standards for dominance and what extraordinary performance looks like on the pitch. But he is also willing to help set that example and lead another group and help those around him thrive ”.
Two of baseball’s best games were Gerrit Cole (2-1) which started against Shane Bieber (2-1), who could beat Randy Johnson’s grand league record with at least eight goals in his 17 consecutive matches. The Yankees defeated Bieber in game 1 of the wild card round last year. Cole had 13 goals.
“It doesn’t end the way we want it or I personally want it to be,” Bieber said. “I’m definitely excited for tomorrow.”
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