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Game One postmortems

Cc 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.

---Mike Harrington

(Photo: C.C. Sabathia celebrates his strikeout of Hideki Matsui that left the bases loaded in the fifth/Associated Press)


AL Division Series | Bisons/Indians | Major leagues | Yankees
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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has covered the Buffalo Bisons since 1992 and Major League Baseball since 1995. A member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, Harrington has reported on more than 30 MLB postseason series — including every game of the World Series in this century — and all three of the Bisons' championship runs in their modern era. He is a connoisseur of the famous Stadium Mustard at Cleveland's Progressive Field.

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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered the Bisons for The Buffalo News since 2002. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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