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Yankees vs Indians Win or Go Home - ALDS Game 5 Preview

NY Yankees at Cleveland Indians Game 5 ALDS

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The New York Yankees have won two straight games after falling behind the Cleveland Indians 2-0. The Cleveland Indians, however, couldn't be in a better position when it comes to their pitching plan for Game 5 but there are still some questions outstanding such as Cleveland Indians slugger Edwin Encarnacion, who is hoping to play in game 5 after suffering from ligament damage in his right ankle during Game 2 of the American League Division Series against the New York Yankees.

Indians, Edwin Encarnacion optimistic about DH's status for Game 5

Indians designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion believes he will be in the Indians' lineup for the final game of the series of the American League Division Series (ALDS) against the New York Yankees on Wednesday. Encarnacion has been out since Game 2, when he landed freakishly while backing up to second base on a line-drive double play.

 Indians Pitching Schema

The Indians shouldn't need anyone else but Corey Kluber since Kluber is fully capable of getting deep into the game. All he has to is get through the sixth. Then it's Miller for two and Allen for one.

Presently, Kluber is on a typical rest for four day. This season when Kluber has had four days' rest, he was 11-3 with a 1.67 ERA, 0.69 WHIP and 159 strikeouts against just 15 unintentional walks in 124 innings. Those are unbelievable stats!

That's the game plan for Terry Francona and the Cleveland Indians. If they had to play a win-or-go-home game this round, having it happen under these conditions is exactly how he'd want to plan it out. It doesn't always go the way it's drawn up. There are no sure things in this game and that's one of the many things that make it so great. 

On the other hand, the Yankees are coming into this game extremely confident after winning at home so it's up to the Indians live up to their hype or else their great year may turn into a nightmare sooner than later.

Indians come into the game with a 63.1% chance of winning: New York Yankees vs Cleveland Indians ALDS Game 5 Odds

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Edwin Garcia

Edwin is a sports enthusiast with over 10 years of covering professional sports.

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Results and Schedule

1st Place, AL East (108-63)

Record

108-63

Predictive rank

#3

Streak

L1

Results and Schedule

Date Opponent Result Location W/L Div
03/28 Baltimore W 7-2 Home 1-0 1-0
03/30 Baltimore L 3-5 Home 1-1 1-1
03/31 Baltimore L 5-7 Home 1-2 1-2
04/01 Detroit W 3-1 Home 2-2 1-2
04/02 Detroit L 1-3 Home 2-3 1-2
04/03 Detroit L 1-2 Home 2-4 1-2
04/04 Baltimore W 8-4 Away 3-4 2-2
04/06 Baltimore W 6-4 Away 4-4 3-2
04/07 Baltimore W 15-3 Away 5-4 4-2
04/08 Houston L 3-4 Away 5-5 4-2
04/09 Houston L 3-6 Away 5-6 4-2
04/10 Houston L 6-8 Away 5-7 4-2
04/12 Chi Sox L 6-9 Home 5-8 4-2
04/13 Chi Sox W 4-0 Home 6-8 4-2
04/14 Chi Sox L 2-5 Home 6-9 4-2
04/16 Boston W 8-0 Home 7-9 5-2
04/17 Boston W 5-3 Home 8-9 6-2
04/18 Kansas City L 1-6 Home 8-10 6-2
04/19 Kansas City W 6-2 Home 9-10 6-2
04/20 Kansas City W 9-2 Home 10-10 6-2
04/21 Kansas City W 7-6 Home 11-10 6-2
04/22 LA Angels W 4-3 Away 12-10 6-2
04/23 LA Angels W 7-5 Away 13-10 6-2
04/24 LA Angels W 6-5 Away 14-10 6-2
04/25 LA Angels L 5-11 Away 14-11 6-2
04/26 SF Giants W 7-3 Away 15-11 6-2
04/27 SF Giants W 6-4 Away 16-11 6-2
04/28 SF Giants W 11-5 Away 17-11 6-2
04/30 Arizona L 1-3 Away 17-12 6-2
05/01 Arizona L 2-3 Away 17-13 6-2
05/03 Minnesota W 6-3 Home 18-13 6-2
05/04 Minnesota L 3-7 Home 18-14 6-2
05/05 Minnesota W 4-1 Home 19-14 6-2
05/06 Seattle W 7-3 Home 20-14 6-2
05/07 Seattle W 5-4 Home 21-14 6-2
05/08 Seattle L 1-10 Home 21-15 6-2
05/09 Seattle W 3-1 Home 22-15 6-2
05/10 Tampa Bay W 4-3 Away 23-15 7-2
05/11 Tampa Bay L 2-7 Away 23-16 7-3
05/12 Tampa Bay W 7-1 Away 24-16 8-3
05/15 Baltimore W 5-3 Home 25-16 9-3
05/15 Baltimore W 3-1 Home 26-16 10-3
05/17 Tampa Bay W 4-3 Home 27-16 11-3
05/18 Tampa Bay L 1-2 Home 27-17 11-4
05/19 Tampa Bay W 13-5 Home 28-17 12-4
05/20 Baltimore W 10-7 Away 29-17 13-4
05/21 Baltimore W 11-4 Away 30-17 14-4
05/22 Baltimore W 7-5 Away 31-17 15-4
05/23 Baltimore W 6-5 Away 32-17 16-4
05/25 Kansas City W 7-3 Away 33-17 16-4
05/25 Kansas City W 6-5 Away 34-17 16-4
05/26 Kansas City L 7-8 Away 34-18 16-4
05/27 San Diego W 5-2 Home 35-18 16-4
05/28 San Diego L 4-5 Home 35-19 16-4
05/29 San Diego W 7-0 Home 36-19 16-4
05/31 Boston W 4-1 Home 37-19 17-4
06/01 Boston W 5-3 Home 38-19 18-4
06/02 Boston L 5-8 Home 38-20 18-5
06/04 Toronto L 3-4 Away 38-21 18-6
06/05 Toronto L 7-11 Away 38-22 18-7
06/06 Toronto W 6-2 Away 39-22 19-7
06/07 Cleveland L 2-5 Away 39-23 19-7
06/08 Cleveland L 4-8 Away 39-24 19-7
06/09 Cleveland W 7-6 Away 40-24 19-7
06/11 NY Mets W 12-5 Home 41-24 19-7
06/11 NY Mets L 4-10 Home 41-25 19-7
06/13 Chi Sox L 4-5 Away 41-26 19-7
06/14 Chi Sox L 2-10 Away 41-27 19-7
06/15 Chi Sox W 8-4 Away 42-27 19-7
06/16 Chi Sox W 10-3 Away 43-27 19-7
06/17 Tampa Bay W 3-0 Home 44-27 20-7
06/18 Tampa Bay W 6-3 Home 45-27 21-7
06/19 Tampa Bay W 12-1 Home 46-27 22-7
06/20 Houston W 10-6 Home 47-27 22-7
06/21 Houston W 4-1 Home 48-27 22-7
06/22 Houston W 7-5 Home 49-27 22-7
06/23 Houston L 4-9 Home 49-28 22-7
06/24 Toronto W 10-8 Home 50-28 23-7
06/25 Toronto W 4-3 Home 51-28 24-7
06/26 Toronto W 8-7 Home 52-28 25-7
06/29 Boston W 17-13 Neutral 53-28 26-7
06/30 Boston W 12-8 Neutral 54-28 27-7
07/02 NY Mets L 2-4 Away 54-29 27-7
07/03 NY Mets W 5-1 Away 55-29 27-7
07/04 Tampa Bay W 8-4 Away 56-29 28-7
07/05 Tampa Bay W 8-4 Away 57-29 29-7
07/06 Tampa Bay L 3-4 Away 57-30 29-8
07/07 Tampa Bay L 1-2 Away 57-31 29-9
07/12 Toronto W 4-0 Home 58-31 30-9
07/13 Toronto L 1-2 Home 58-32 30-10
07/14 Toronto W 4-2 Home 59-32 31-10
07/15 Tampa Bay L 4-5 Home 59-33 31-11
07/16 Tampa Bay W 8-3 Home 60-33 32-11
07/18 Tampa Bay W 6-2 Home 61-33 33-11
07/18 Tampa Bay W 5-1 Home 62-33 34-11
07/19 Colorado W 8-2 Home 63-33 34-11
07/20 Colorado W 11-5 Home 64-33 34-11
07/21 Colorado L 4-8 Home 64-34 34-11
07/22 Minnesota L 6-8 Away 64-35 34-11
07/23 Minnesota W 14-12 Away 65-35 34-11
07/24 Minnesota W 10-7 Away 66-35 34-11
07/25 Boston L 3-19 Away 66-36 34-12
07/26 Boston L 5-10 Away 66-37 34-13
07/27 Boston L 5-9 Away 66-38 34-14
07/28 Boston W 9-6 Away 67-38 35-14
07/30 Arizona L 2-4 Home 67-39 35-14
07/31 Arizona W 7-5 Home 68-39 35-14
08/02 Boston W 4-2 Home 69-39 36-14
08/03 Boston W 9-2 Home 70-39 37-14
08/03 Boston W 6-4 Home 71-39 38-14
08/04 Boston W 7-4 Home 72-39 39-14
08/05 Baltimore W 9-6 Away 73-39 40-14
08/06 Baltimore W 9-4 Away 74-39 41-14
08/07 Baltimore W 14-2 Away 75-39 42-14
08/08 Toronto W 12-6 Away 76-39 43-14
08/09 Toronto L 2-8 Away 76-40 43-15
08/10 Toronto L 4-5 Away 76-41 43-16
08/11 Toronto W 1-0 Away 77-41 44-16
08/12 Baltimore W 8-5 Home 78-41 45-16
08/12 Baltimore W 11-8 Home 79-41 46-16
08/13 Baltimore W 8-3 Home 80-41 47-16
08/14 Baltimore W 6-5 Home 81-41 48-16
08/15 Cleveland L 5-19 Home 81-42 48-16
08/16 Cleveland W 3-2 Home 82-42 48-16
08/17 Cleveland W 6-5 Home 83-42 48-16
08/18 Cleveland L 4-8 Home 83-43 48-16
08/20 Oakland L 2-6 Away 83-44 48-16
08/21 Oakland L 4-6 Away 83-45 48-16
08/22 Oakland L 3-5 Away 83-46 48-16
08/23 LA Dodgers W 10-2 Away 84-46 48-16
08/24 LA Dodgers L 1-2 Away 84-47 48-16
08/25 LA Dodgers W 5-1 Away 85-47 48-16
08/26 Seattle W 5-4 Away 86-47 48-16
08/27 Seattle W 7-0 Away 87-47 48-16
08/28 Seattle W 7-3 Away 88-47 48-16
08/30 Oakland L 2-8 Home 88-48 48-16
08/31 Oakland W 4-3 Home 89-48 48-16
09/01 Oakland W 5-4 Home 90-48 48-16
09/02 Texas L 0-7 Home 90-49 48-16
09/03 Texas W 10-1 Home 91-49 48-16
09/04 Texas W 4-1 Home 92-49 48-16
09/06 Boston L 1-6 Away 92-50 48-17
09/07 Boston W 5-1 Away 93-50 49-17
09/08 Boston W 10-5 Away 94-50 50-17
09/09 Boston W 5-0 Away 95-50 51-17
09/10 Detroit L 11-12 Away 95-51 51-17
09/12 Detroit W 10-4 Away 96-51 51-17
09/12 Detroit W 6-4 Away 97-51 51-17
09/13 Toronto L 5-6 Away 97-52 51-18
09/14 Toronto W 13-3 Away 98-52 52-18
09/15 Toronto L 4-6 Away 98-53 52-19
09/17 LA Angels W 8-0 Home 99-53 52-19
09/18 LA Angels L 2-3 Home 99-54 52-19
09/19 LA Angels W 9-1 Home 100-54 52-19
09/20 Toronto L 3-4 Home 100-55 52-20
09/21 Toronto W 7-2 Home 101-55 53-20
09/22 Toronto W 8-3 Home 102-55 54-20
09/24 Tampa Bay L 1-2 Away 102-56 54-21
09/25 Tampa Bay L 0-4 Away 102-57 54-22
09/27 Texas W 14-7 Away 103-57 54-22
09/28 Texas L 4-9 Away 103-58 54-22
09/29 Texas L 1-6 Away 103-59 54-22
10/04 Minnesota W 10-4 Home 104-59 54-22
10/05 Minnesota W 8-2 Home 105-59 54-22
10/07 Minnesota W 5-1 Away 106-59 54-22
10/12 Houston W 7-0 Away 107-59 54-22
10/13 Houston L 2-3 Away 107-60 54-22
10/15 Houston L 1-4 Home 107-61 54-22
10/17 Houston L 3-8 Home 107-62 54-22
10/18 Houston W 4-1 Home 108-62 54-22
10/19 Houston L 4-6 Away 108-63 54-22
Roster

Roster

Name Position AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG
Matt Holliday Designated Hitter 376 50 86 18 0 19 64 46 114 0.229 0.314 0.428
Jacoby Ellsbury Center Outfield 365 66 94 20 4 7 39 43 66 0.258 0.344 0.392
Brett Gardner Left Outfield 646 103 169 28 4 22 67 75 134 0.262 0.345 0.419
Chase Headley Third Base 542 79 147 31 1 12 62 61 142 0.271 0.347 0.399
Starlin Castro Second Base 493 71 144 21 1 16 64 25 107 0.292 0.331 0.436
Chris Carter First Base 184 20 37 5 1 8 26 20 76 0.201 0.284 0.370
Adam Warren Reliever 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- -- --
Pete Kozma Shortstop 9 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0.111 0.200 0.111
Aaron Hicks Right Outfield 347 59 89 20 0 16 57 55 81 0.257 0.358 0.452
Gary Sanchez Catcher 524 84 142 22 0 36 98 41 139 0.271 0.333 0.519
Ronald Torreyes Shortstop 316 35 92 15 1 3 36 11 44 0.291 0.313 0.373
Tom Layne Reliever 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- -- --
Gregory Bird First Base 188 25 38 9 0 12 34 31 59 0.202 0.321 0.442
Chasen Shreve Reliever 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.000 0.000 0.000
Masahiro Tanaka Starter 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.000 0.000 0.000
Aaron Judge Right Outfield 590 137 163 27 3 56 125 136 235 0.276 0.414 0.617
Jonathan Holder Reliever 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- -- --
C.C. Sabathia Starter 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0.000 0.250 0.000
Tyler Clippard Reliever 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- -- --
Aroldis Chapman Reliever 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- -- --
Dellin Betances Reliever 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- -- --
Bryan Mitchell Reliever 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- -- --
Michael Pineda Starter 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.333 0.333 0.333
Luis Severino Starter 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.200 0.200 0.200
Austin Romine Catcher 231 19 50 9 1 2 21 16 57 0.216 0.270 0.290
Kyle Higashioka Catcher 18 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 0.000 0.100 0.000
Jordan Montgomery Reliever 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0.000 0.400 0.000
Didi Gregorius Shortstop 582 79 165 28 1 28 94 32 82 0.283 0.321 0.479
Luis Cessa Starter 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- -- --
Robert Refsnyder Second Base 37 3 5 1 1 0 0 3 8 0.135 0.200 0.216
Chad Green Reliever 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- -- --
Giovanny Gallegos Reliever 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- -- --
Domingo German Reliever 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- -- --
Ben Heller Reliever 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- -- --
Ronald Herrera Reliever 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- -- --
Mason Williams Center Outfield 16 3 4 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.250 0.294 0.250
Tyler Austin First Base 40 4 9 2 0 2 8 4 17 0.225 0.283 0.425
Tyler Webb Reliever 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- -- --
Tyler Wade Shortstop 58 7 9 4 0 0 2 5 19 0.155 0.222 0.224
Miguel Andujar Third Base 7 0 4 2 0 0 4 1 0 0.571 0.625 0.857
Dustin Fowler Center Outfield 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- -- --
Clint Frazier Left Outfield 134 16 31 9 4 4 17 7 43 0.231 0.268 0.448
Ji-Man Choi First Base 15 2 4 1 0 2 5 2 5 0.267 0.333 0.733
Garrett Cooper First Base 43 3 14 5 1 0 6 1 12 0.326 0.333 0.488
Caleb Smith Reliever 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- -- --
Todd Frazier Third Base 237 39 51 6 1 12 37 39 64 0.215 0.347 0.401
Thomas Kahnle Reliever 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- -- --
David Robertson Reliever 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- -- --
Sonny Gray Starter 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- -- --
Jamie Garcia Reliever 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.000 0.000 0.000
Erik Kratz Catcher 2 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.500
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