Bieber pitches into 8th, Indians hang on to beat Yankees 6-5

CLEVELAND (AP) Following another strong start from Shane Bieber, Indians closer Cody Allen managed to hit the brakes just in time during yet another tense ninth inning.

Allen overcame Giancarlo Stanton's leadoff homer in the ninth and retired pinch-hitter Didi Gregorius with the tying run on first to close out Cleveland's 6-5 win over the New York Yankees on Friday night.

Allen, making his first appearance since allowing a career-high six runs in the ninth inning against Cincinnati on Tuesday, recorded his 19th save in 20 chances. The right-hander tried to use that experience as a positive this time.

''What's the old saying, experience comes from failure,'' Allen said. ''You kind of have to go back and try to learn from all those moments and use them going forward.''

Greg Bird singled after Stanton's homer, but Allen got Miguel Andujar to bounce into a double play. Allen walked Neil Walker, but Gregorius popped up to shortstop Francisco Lindor in shallow left field.

Allen has tried to put his performance against Cincinnati behind him.

''Sometimes it's a little harder than others, but you really don't have a choice,'' he said. ''Obviously the leadoff homer and that base hit there, you start to sometimes maybe allow it to speed up a little bit. You have to do your best to try and reel it in.''

Rookie right-hander Shane Bieber (5-1) pitched into the eighth inning. He was removed after Tyler Wade's leadoff double and Cleveland leading 6-3. Brett Gardner's RBI groundout cut the lead to two and set up the ninth.

Jose Ramirez, the starting third baseman for the AL in the All-Star Game, drove in two runs with a groundout in the first and a triple in the fifth. Michael Brantley, also an All-Star, hit a two-run double in the second.

The Indians broke a seven-game losing streak against the Yankees dating to last season's AL Division Series when New York came back from a 2-0 deficit. The Yankees won the first four games between the teams this season.

Yankees rookie Domingo German (2-5) allowed six runs - matching a season high - in four-plus innings.

Bieber allowed four runs - three earned - in seven-plus innings. The right-hander was making his seventh major league start.

Neil Ramirez replaced Perez in the eighth and hit Aaron Judge with a 1-2 pitch, but struck out Aaron Hicks. Judge ran on the pitch and was called safe at second, but the call was overturned after a review. Stanton homered in the next at-bat leading off the ninth.

''Especially when Stanton comes up the next inning and hits a home run like that, it's tough,'' Judge said. ''But those are gambles. You've got to take those gambles. We took a risk and I was out.''

Ramirez's groundout scored a run in the first and Cleveland added three in the second. Yan Gomes doubled in a run before Brantley added a two-run double.

New York got back in the game in the fifth on Walker's RBI double and Gardner's sacrifice fly, with a wild pitch scoring another run.

Ramirez's RBI triple and Yonder Alonso's run-scoring single in the bottom of the inning pushed the lead to 6-3.

Bieber has a 3.74 ERA in seven starts with Cleveland after beginning the season at Double-A Akron.

TOUGH OUTING

Yankees manager Aaron Boone had a simple explanation for German's struggles.

''Just couldn't find his fastball there the first couple innings,'' Boone said. ''To his credit, he kind of righted the ship a little bit and got into a little bit of a rhythm because we were real close to probably having to get him out of there in the second inning.''

ON THE MOVE

Left-hander Ryan Merritt, who hasn't pitched in the majors this season because of knee and shoulder injuries, was activated from the 60-day disabled list and designated for assignment by the Indians. Merritt started the series-clinching Game 5 of the 2016 ALCS against Toronto when Cleveland went to the World Series.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Yankees: C Gary Sanchez (strained right groin) ran the bases Friday and could begin a minor league rehab assignment Sunday at Triple-A Scranton. He's been out since June 25.

Indians: LHP Andrew Miller (right knee inflammation) will throw to hitters Saturday at Double-A Akron and will likely begin a rehab assignment next week. He's been on the disabled list since May 26.

UP NEXT

Yankees LHP CC Sabathia (6-4, 3.34 ERA) will make his 527th career start Saturday, tying him with Jerry Koosman and Jack Morris for 36th on the career list. RHP Mike Clevinger (7-4, 3.34) allowed two runs in 7 1/3 innings at Yankee Stadium on May 6 in a no-decision.

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  • W: S. Bieber (5-1)L: D. German (2-5)S: C. Allen (19)
  • HR: NYY - G. Stanton (23)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Gardner LF30020000.254.346.404.7492.0
A. Judge DH30000011.277.395.551.946-0.5
A. Hicks CF30000131.252.351.500.851-0.5
G. Stanton RF41111001.275.346.521.8666.0
G. Bird 1B41200000.220.327.455.7814.0
C. Frazier PR00000000.265.375.353.7280.0
M. Andujar 3B31100101.283.320.498.8193.0
N. Walker 2B31110111.196.278.270.5484.5
K. Higashioka C30000011.185.267.556.822-0.5
a- D. Gregorius PH10000001.260.323.466.7890.0
T. Wade SS31200010.188.235.333.5693.5
  • a-popped out for Higashioka in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
F. Lindor SS32100210.297.374.574.9477.5
M. Brantley LF41220101.308.354.488.8427.0
J. Ramirez 3B31220100.299.399.6241.0238.0
E. Encarnacion DH20000223.227.313.463.7761.0
Y. Alonso 1B40110033.258.325.436.7620.5
J. Kipnis 2B40000014.217.307.357.664-0.5
T. Naquin RF31100010.275.310.362.6731.5
a- B. Guyer PH-RF10000002.162.267.305.5710.0
Y. Gomes C41110022.251.312.444.7563.0
G. Allen CF40000011.204.241.285.526-0.5
  • a-grounded out for Naquin in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - G. Bird (8), N. Walker (8), T. Wade (4)
  • HR - G. Stanton (23)
  • SF - B. Gardner (4)
  • RBI - B. Gardner 2 (33), G. Stanton (55), N. Walker (18)
BATTING
  • 2B - F. Lindor (30), M. Brantley (25), Y. Gomes (17)
  • 3B - J. Ramirez (2)
  • RBI - M. Brantley 2 (54), J. Ramirez 2 (69), Y. Alonso (53), Y. Gomes (31)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Brantley 2 (21)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - A. Judge (3)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - F. Lindor (13)
FIELDING
  • DP - 3 (Lindor-Kipnis-Alonso; Gomes-Lindor; Lindor-Kipnis-Alonso)
  • PB - Y. Gomes (5)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. German (L, 2-5)4.05664605.491.30-5.0
J. Holder2.01001201.850.825.0
C. Shreve2.02001304.541.494.5
PITCHERSIP
D. German (L, 2-5)4.0
J. Holder2.0
C. Shreve2.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Bieber (W, 5-1)7.05432603.531.3424.0
O. Perez (H, 8)0.10000000.730.570.0
N. Ramirez (H, 10)0.20000103.201.070.5
C. Allen (S, 19)1.02111014.781.226.0
PITCHERSIP
S. Bieber (W, 5-1)7.0
O. Perez (H, 8)0.1
N. Ramirez (H, 10)0.2
C. Allen (S, 19)1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - D. German (7)
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. German 91-52, J. Holder 26-16, C. Shreve 43-26
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. German 4-2, J. Holder 2-2, C. Shreve 1-2
  • Batters Faced - D. German 21, J. Holder 8, C. Shreve 9
PITCHING
  • WP - S. Bieber (2)
  • HBP - N. Ramirez (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Bieber 99-64, O. Perez 6-3, N. Ramirez 11-6, C. Allen 13-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Bieber 9-5, O. Perez 1-0, C. Allen 1-1
  • Batters Faced - S. Bieber 27, O. Perez, N. Ramirez 2, C. Allen 5
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Gardner LF30020000.254.346.404.7492.0
A. Judge DH30000011.277.395.551.946-0.5
A. Hicks CF30000131.252.351.500.851-0.5
G. Stanton RF41111001.275.346.521.8666.0
G. Bird 1B41200000.220.327.455.7814.0
C. Frazier PR00000000.265.375.353.7280.0
M. Andujar 3B31100101.283.320.498.8193.0
N. Walker 2B31110111.196.278.270.5484.5
K. Higashioka C30000011.185.267.556.822-0.5
a- D. Gregorius PH10000001.260.323.466.7890.0
T. Wade SS31200010.188.235.333.5693.5
Total305741377-----
  • a-popped out for Higashioka in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
F. Lindor SS32100210.297.374.574.9477.5
M. Brantley LF41220101.308.354.488.8427.0
J. Ramirez 3B31220100.299.399.6241.0238.0
E. Encarnacion DH20000223.227.313.463.7761.0
Y. Alonso 1B40110033.258.325.436.7620.5
J. Kipnis 2B40000014.217.307.357.664-0.5
T. Naquin RF31100010.275.310.362.6731.5
a- B. Guyer PH-RF10000002.162.267.305.5710.0
Y. Gomes C41110022.251.312.444.7563.0
G. Allen CF40000011.204.241.285.526-0.5
Total32686061116-----
  • a-grounded out for Naquin in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - G. Bird (8), N. Walker (8), T. Wade (4)
  • HR - G. Stanton (23)
  • SF - B. Gardner (4)
  • RBI - B. Gardner 2 (33), G. Stanton (55), N. Walker (18)
BATTING
  • 2B - F. Lindor (30), M. Brantley (25), Y. Gomes (17)
  • 3B - J. Ramirez (2)
  • RBI - M. Brantley 2 (54), J. Ramirez 2 (69), Y. Alonso (53), Y. Gomes (31)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Brantley 2 (21)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - A. Judge (3)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - F. Lindor (13)
FIELDING
  • DP - 3 (Lindor-Kipnis-Alonso; Gomes-Lindor; Lindor-Kipnis-Alonso)
  • PB - Y. Gomes (5)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. German (L, 2-5)4.05664605.491.30-5.0
J. Holder2.01001201.850.825.0
C. Shreve2.02001304.541.494.5
Total8.08666110---
PITCHERSIP
D. German (L, 2-5)4.0
J. Holder2.0
C. Shreve2.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Bieber (W, 5-1)7.05432603.531.3424.0
O. Perez (H, 8)0.10000000.730.570.0
N. Ramirez (H, 10)0.20000103.201.070.5
C. Allen (S, 19)1.02111014.781.226.0
Total9.0754371---
PITCHERSIP
S. Bieber (W, 5-1)7.0
O. Perez (H, 8)0.1
N. Ramirez (H, 10)0.2
C. Allen (S, 19)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - D. German (7)
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. German 91-52, J. Holder 26-16, C. Shreve 43-26
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. German 4-2, J. Holder 2-2, C. Shreve 1-2
  • Batters Faced - D. German 21, J. Holder 8, C. Shreve 9
PITCHING
  • WP - S. Bieber (2)
  • HBP - N. Ramirez (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Bieber 99-64, O. Perez 6-3, N. Ramirez 11-6, C. Allen 13-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Bieber 9-5, O. Perez 1-0, C. Allen 1-1
  • Batters Faced - S. Bieber 27, O. Perez, N. Ramirez 2, C. Allen 5
  • 9TH INNING
    Stanton homered to right center56
  • 8TH INNING
    Gardner grounded out to shortstop, Wade scored46
  • 5TH INNING
    Alonso singled to right, Ramirez scored, Encarnacion to second36
    Ramirez tripled to deep right, Brantley scored35
    Gardner hit sacrifice fly to center, Walker scored, Wade to second34
    Andujar scored, Walker to third on wild pitch24
    Walker doubled to deep left, Bird scored, Andujar to third14
  • 2ND INNING
    Brantley doubled to deep right center, Gomes and Lindor scored04
    Gomes doubled to deep left, Naquin scored02
  • 1ST INNING
    Ramirez grounded out to first, Lindor scored, Brantley to third01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Cody Allen relieved Neil Ramirez
    • G. Stanton: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Stanton homered to right center
    • G. Bird: Ball, Bird singled to deep right
    • Clint Frazier ran for Greg Bird
    • M. Andujar: Andujar grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Frazier out at second
    • N. Walker: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Walker walked
    • Didi Gregorius hit for Kyle Higashioka
    • D. Gregorius: Gregorius popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • S. Bieber Pitching:
    • T. Wade: Ball, Foul, Wade doubled to deep left
    • Oliver Perez relieved Shane Bieber
    • B. Gardner: Ball, Wade to third on passed ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Gardner grounded out to shortstop, Wade scored
    • Neil Ramirez relieved Oliver Perez
    • A. Judge: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Judge hit by pitch
    • A. Hicks: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Judge caught stealing, catcher to shortstop
    • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Shreve Pitching:
    • Y. Gomes: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Gomes struck out swinging
    • G. Allen: Strike (foul tip), Foul, Strike swinging, Allen struck out swinging
    • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Lindor doubled to left center
    • M. Brantley: Ball, Ball, Brantley flied out to center
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • S. Bieber Pitching:
    • M. Andujar: Strike looking, Andujar grounded out to second
    • N. Walker: Ball, Ball, Foul, Walker grounded out to pitcher
    • K. Higashioka: Higashioka grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Chasen Shreve relieved Jonathan Holder
    • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Ramirez reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • E. Encarnacion: Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Encarnacion walked, Ramirez to second
    • Y. Alonso: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Alonso struck out swinging
    • J. Kipnis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Kipnis fouled out to first
    • Brandon Guyer hit for Tyler Naquin
    • B. Guyer: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Guyer grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • S. Bieber Pitching:
    • A. Hicks: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Hicks struck out looking
    • G. Stanton: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Stanton grounded out to shortstop
    • G. Bird: Ball, Bird grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Holder Pitching:
    • G. Allen: Foul, Allen popped out to third
    • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Lindor struck out swinging
    • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Ball, Brantley grounded out to first
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • S. Bieber Pitching:
    • G. Bird: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Bird doubled to deep right
    • M. Andujar: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Andujar walked
    • N. Walker: Walker doubled to deep left, Bird scored, Andujar to third
    • K. Higashioka: Strike looking, Ball, Andujar scored, Walker to third on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Higashioka struck out swinging
    • T. Wade: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Wade reached on an infield single to pitcher
    • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Gardner hit sacrifice fly to center, Walker scored, Wade to second
    • A. Judge: Strike swinging, Foul, Judge flied out to center
    • Middle of the 5th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. German Pitching:
    • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Brantley singled to right center
    • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Ramirez tripled to deep right, Brantley scored
    • Jonathan Holder relieved Domingo German
    • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Encarnacion walked
    • Y. Alonso: Ball, Strike looking, Alonso singled to right, Ramirez scored, Encarnacion to second
    • J. Kipnis: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Kipnis struck out swinging
    • T. Naquin: Strike looking, Naquin grounded out to shortstop, Encarnacion to third, Alonso to second
    • Y. Gomes: Ball, Gomes flied out to deep center
    • End of the 5th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • S. Bieber Pitching:
    • A. Judge: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Judge struck out looking
    • A. Hicks: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hicks walked
    • G. Stanton: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Stanton grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Hicks out at second
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. German Pitching:
    • Y. Gomes: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gomes struck out swinging
    • G. Allen: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Allen grounded out to first
    • F. Lindor: Lindor lined out to left
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • S. Bieber Pitching:
    • K. Higashioka: Strike looking, Strike looking, Higashioka flied out to shallow right
    • T. Wade: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Wade struck out swinging
    • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Gardner grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. German Pitching:
    • Y. Alonso: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Alonso struck out swinging
    • J. Kipnis: Ball, Ball, Kipnis flied out to deep right
    • T. Naquin: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Naquin struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • S. Bieber Pitching:
    • G. Stanton: Stanton lined out to left
    • G. Bird: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Bird grounded out to second
    • M. Andujar: Strike looking, Ball, Andujar singled to left
    • N. Walker: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Walker struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D. German Pitching:
    • J. Kipnis: Ball, Ball, Kipnis grounded out to second
    • T. Naquin: Ball, Foul, Naquin singled to left center
    • Y. Gomes: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Gomes doubled to deep left, Naquin scored
    • G. Allen: Strike looking, Allen grounded out to second, Gomes to third
    • F. Lindor: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Lindor walked
    • M. Brantley: Foul, Brantley doubled to deep right center, Gomes and Lindor scored
    • J. Ramirez: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ramirez walked
    • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Encarnacion struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • S. Bieber Pitching:
    • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Strike looking, Gardner flied out to left
    • A. Judge: Ball, Judge grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Hicks: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Hicks struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. German Pitching:
    • F. Lindor: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Lindor walked
    • M. Brantley: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Ball, Lindor stole second, Ball, Brantley walked
    • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Lindor to third, Brantley to second on wild pitch, Ramirez grounded out to first, Lindor scored, Brantley to third
    • E. Encarnacion: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Encarnacion struck out swinging
    • Y. Alonso: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Alonso struck out looking
    • End of the 1st (1 Run, 0 Hits, 1 Error)