- The Yankees and Indians were scoreless through the first four innings.
- Cleveland took a 1-0 lead in the top half of the fifth inning.
- Trevor Bauer still had a perfect game going with one out in the bottom half.
- It all unraveled with an error by Francisco Lindor on a routine ground ball.
Things got ugly — quick — for Indians moneyline and first 5 innings under 5 bettors after a nil-nil ballgame unraveled in the fifth inning.
The Indians opened up scoring in the top half of the fifth inning, when Francisco Lindor (pictured above) homered on a 3-2 offering from Sonny Gray to give the Indians a 1-0 lead.
As the Yankees stepped to bat in the bottom of the fifth — still hitless to that point — under bettors were sitting pretty with a 4-run cushion. The Indians first 5 moneyline also appeared in good shape, especially considering Trevor Bauer had a perfect game going.
After Bauer retired the first batter, both bets would soon go to hell, in something of “Little League” fashion. The Yanks would post a four-spot in the home half — on just one hit. To make matters worse, two of the runs were unearned. Here’s how the bottom half of the fifth inning went down.
- Giancarlo Stanton: Foul out
- Neil Walker: Walk (no pun intended)
- Miguel Andujar: Another walk
- Gleyber Torres: Single to load the bases (first hit given up by Bauer)
- Romine: Bases-loaded walk (drives in a run)
And, from there, things only got uglier. With the game now tied 1-1, Bauer got Torreyes to roll a “tailor-made” double-play ball to Lindor — which resulted into two errors instead of two outs. After bobbling the ball off the dirt (allowing one run to score), Lindor made an inexplicable (and pointless) throw down to third base, which got past Jose Ramirez and allowed a second unearned run to score.
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What could’ve been an inning-ending double play ball for the Indians — turned out to be a wager-busting series of errors for under (and Indian) F5 bettors. The fifth run would come on the next at-bat, as a sac fly off the bat of Brett Gardner put the Yankees up 4-1 to push the total. New York scored four runs in the inning on just one hit.
Under bettors can thank Lindor, whose homer in the top half of the fifth and error in the bottom half led to four of the five runs. On the bright side, at least they got out of “Dodge” with a push.
Indians F5 moneyline bettors? Not so lucky. Oy.
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