CLEVELAND -- No way anybody could have expected what happened Thursday as the Indians pounded the Yankees, 12-3, in the opener of the American League Division Series. The Tribe outhit the Yanks, 14-5, got four home runs, four shutout innings from its bullpen and a gritty start from C.C. Sabathia (left), who endured 114 pitches in five innings but was much better than fellow 19-game winner Chien-Ming Wang.
So did Game One change your opinion on the series at all? Will A-Rod ever get another hit in the postseason? What was Jorge Posada thinking when he swung at a 3-0 pitch with the bases loaded in the fifth and the Yankees down a run?
Tribe fans, here's a chance for you to gloat. Yankee fans, you've probably got some things to get off your chest as we head into Game Two Friday night.
(Photo: C.C. Sabathia celebrates his strikeout of Hideki Matsui that left the bases loaded in the fifth/Associated Press)
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