Shane Bieber opens playoffs with powerful statement that Yankees should fear

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Bieber was the amended of the Shanes connected Friday — and that was conscionable enough.

Shane Bieber outdueled the Rays’ Shane McClanahan successful Game 1 of the AL Wild Card Series successful Cleveland, starring the Guardians to a 2-1 triumph successful the opener of the best-of-three bid connected Friday afternoon.

The victor of the bid volition play the Yankees starting Tuesday successful the ALDS.

McClanahan went 7 beardown innings, allowing 7 hits and 2 runs portion striking retired five. Those 2 runs came connected a José Ramírez bottommost of the 6th inning location tally to enactment the Guardians up 2-1.

McClanahan’s show was great, but it was overshadowed by the pitcher connected the different side. Bieber gave a masterclass pitching performance, with the fifth-year starter throwing 7 2/3 innings of shutdown ball, allowing 3 hits and 1 tally portion striking retired eight.

Bieber had a no-hitter done 4 innings earlier Rays designated hitter Harold Ramirez broke it up with a leadoff azygous successful the fifth. Bieber’s lone blemish came successful the apical of the 6th inning connected a José Siri solo location tally to springiness the Rays a 1-0 lead.

Shane Bieber pitching successful  the Game of the AL Wild Card Series.Shane Bieber pitching successful the Game of the AL Wild Card Series.AP

Ramírez answered successful the bottommost fractional with a two-run blast that would springiness Cleveland the pb for good.

Bieber was pulled aft allowing a two-out azygous to Rays pinch hitter Isaac Paredes. Guardians manager Francona called for Emmanuel Clase to get the past 4 outs of the crippled and the person did not let a baserunner.

Bieber, the 2020 AL Cy Young Award winner, had a 2.88 ERA with 198 strikeouts implicit 200 innings pitched this season. McClanahan had a 2.54 ERA and 194 strikeouts implicit 166 1/3 pitched successful his 2nd twelvemonth arsenic a starter.

Randy Arozarena is struck retired  by Cleveland Guardians starting pitcher Shane Bieber.Randy Arozarena is struck retired by Cleveland Guardians starting pitcher Shane Bieber.Aaron Josefczyk/UPI/Shutterstock

Game 2 volition beryllium Saturday astatine noon connected ESPN2. The Rays request to triumph to support their play live with Cleveland eyeing an ALDS matchup with the Yankees.