The Yankees never expected to fast-forward through the American League Division Series; they have too much respect for the Guardians and the overall level of competition in what manager Aaron Boone calls “the highest level in the land” to voice thoughts along that line. But they sure hoped their road might be easier than this.
Giancarlo Stanton’s early home run suggested that the Yankees could blast their way to a healthy series advantage, but the Bombers’ bats went quiet. Instead, a couple of weakly struck 10th-inning bloops found grass as the Yankees fell to the Guardians, 4-2, in Friday’s Game 2 at Yankee Stadium, tying the best-of-five ALDS at one win apiece.
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