Yankees 5, Indians 2: Shades of 1998 as Yankees Can’t Seem to Do Anything Wrong

On the fly ball, Cleveland outfielder Michael Brantley seemed to throw out Ronald Torreyes, trying to advance from second to third. In addition, Torreyes was apparently tagged before Austin Romine crossed home plate with the fourth run. But the Indians chose not to appeal.

The Yankees’ Ronald Torreyes, left, advanced to third base safely ahead of the throw to Jose Ramirez after tagging up on a fly ball by Brett Gardner in the fifth inning.

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So it goes for the Yankees, who can’t do anything wrong even when maybe they did do something wrong. Indeed, Saturday’s game was the first time the Yankees have not hit a home run at home since April 8. But that didn’t matter, either.

When this 15-game segment began on April 21, the Yankees were 9-9 on the season and in third place in the American League East, seven and a half games behind the Boston Red Sox. But with Saturday’s victory, the Yankees again closed to within half a game of Boston, pending the outcome of the Red Sox game Saturday night against the Texas Rangers.

During these…

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