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 center for the Yankees' first hit - and only hit of the inning, it turned out. Bettors can also wager on the game's spread with the runline odds standing at -180 for the Indians +1.5 runs and +160 for the Yankees -1.5.
Didi Gregorius has helped lead the Yankees' offense this year with 10 home runs, 30 RBIs and 27 runs scored.
The Indians have lost Bauer's last four road starts and they are just 4-9 in their last 13 games against a team with a winning record. NY also has won 12 of its last 13 games in the last two weeks since it was 9-9 following an 8-5 home loss to the Toronto Blue Jays.
Edwin Encarnacion followed up his three-homer showing Wednesday against Texas by going 3-for-5 with three RBIs in a 13-11, 11-inning loss in the opener.
New York's CC Sabathia, who started Game 5, can become the 58th pitcher to reach 240 career victories.
Over is 10-1 in Cleveland last 11 overall and over is 10-1 in Cleveland last 11 on grass and Cleveland are 9-3 in their last 12 Saturday games.
Sabathia is undefeated in his last 14 regular-season starts since August 19, posting an 8-0 mark. He did not face NY in the regular season in 2017 but was the winning pitcher in Game 2 and made a relief appearance in Game 4.
On Friday night, the very same stud prospect smacked his first career Major League Baseball home run.
Two batters later, Aaron Judge rocked a solo shot over over the wall down the left-field line, his eighth blast of the season.
He dove awkwardly and was kicked in the head by Francisco Lindor's right cleat while making a putout at second base on a grounder by Jason Kipnis.
The Yankees didn't get a baserunner against Trevor Bauer until the fifth inning on Saturday - and even then, they got just one hit off the Indians right-hander in the inning. After trainer Steve Donahue and manager Aaron Boone checked on Gregorius for a few minutes, he stayed in. However, Sabathia is 0-2 with a 5.40 ERA in his last four starts versus Cleveland dating back to 2015, and the price is too high to back him. The changeup got better as the game went on.