MLB Playoffs: Guardians win Game 1 against Rays

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The Cleveland Guardians took the lead in their American League first-round series with a 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday afternoon at Progressive Field.

All of the game’s runs came from home runs in the sixth inning.

The Rays opened the scoring with a slap single to right-center field from Jose Siri after striking out starter Shane Bieber.

Third baseman Jose Ramirez came back with a two-run homer off Shane McClanahan after the strikeout. Amed Rosario, who had hit a single right before, struck out ahead of him at home plate.

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Video review of the footage led to the Rays believing that Rosario forgot to touch second base. Television replays showed that Rosario slowed and touched the cushion. After consultation, officials on the pitch confirmed that the Guardians had two points standing.

Rosario said, “Nothing surprises me,” regarding Ramirez’s opportunism. I think he’s the best player in baseball. ,

On the mound, Bieber was solid for 7.2 innings. He allowed three hits and one walk and recorded eight strikeouts.

Inexperienced, the Guardians still have plenty of assets.

Bieber said, ‘We are young players and this is our reality. I will tell you it has served us very well so far. ,

He gave way to starter Emmanuel Claes after giving up a single to Isaac Paredes.

Klaas removed the threat by forcing Siri to hit a low arrow at Ramirez before striking out all three Rays batters in the ninth inning.

For his part, McClanahan pitched for seven innings. He allowed seven hits and no walks. He had five strikeouts.

Garrett Clevinger allowed one hit in one inning of relief and struck out two batters.

The two teams will meet at Progressive Field on Saturday afternoon. In this best-of-three series, the Rays will need to post a win to force a deciding game on Sunday afternoon. The match will be broadcast on RDS.

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