Yankees Wilt in Extra Innings as Guardians Tie Series

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Asked to pitch in relief for the first time in his career, Jameson Taillon was undone in the 10th inning by soft contact, a defensive miscue and a line drive.

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José Ramírez hit a flare to left to lead off the 10th inning that Oswaldo Cabrera couldn’t corral. With the help of a throwing error by Josh Donaldson, Ramírez got all the way to third base

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In the playoffs, all bets are off for pitching staffs. Starting pitchers become relievers. Relievers lose their roles from the regular season

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. When the game is on the line, closers enter earlier than their usual ninth inning.

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Cleveland’s Oscar Gonzalez came around to score a vital insurance run in the 10th on a double by Josh Naylor.

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“You can usually tell the anxiety by the wads of gum and tobacco that are in front of me,” Guardians Manager Terry Francona said afterward,

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Nestor Cortes helped his own cause with a terrific defensive play but he lasted only five innings. The Yankees’ bullpen kept things quiet until the 10th inning

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