Making his first start since sparking a Twitter spat by suggesting Houston pitchers maybe use pine tar, Bauer (2-3) retired his first 13 batters in order on 45 pitches, then needed 41 pitches to get the final two outs of the fifth. He lasted six innings and gave up two hits, and just two of the four runs off him were earned.
Cleveland center fielder Bradley Zimmer left the game after his head slammed into the plexiglass on the right-center field wall, trying to rob Romine of a double in the seventh inning. Zimmer crumpled to the field and walked slowly back to the dugout.
Lindor put the Indians ahead in the fifth with his fourth homer in five games, but he has made three errors in the past two games.
Neil Walker and Miguel Andujar walked with one out in the bottom half for the Yankees’ first two runners, and Gleyber Torres lined a soft single to…