Cleveland Guardians take Game 1 in playoffs series against Tampa Bay Rays

Published: Oct. 7, 2022 at 6:14 AM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The Cleveland Guardians topped the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 1 against the Tampa Bay Rays with a 2-1 win on Friday afternoon.

Shane Bieber started for the Guardians in the first game of the wild-card series. The ace struck out eight betters in 7.2 innings.

Jose Ramirez hit a sixth-inning home run to give the Guardians a 2-1 lead at the time, which proved to be enough for the win.

Game 2 is now scheduled for Saturday at 12:07 p.m. Triston McKenzie is the probable started for the Guardians.

Standout players like Jose Ramirez, Steven Kwan, and Emmanuel Clase led the 92-win Cleveland Guardians team into the playoffs, which started Friday with the wild-card series against the Tampa Bay Rays.

The league’s youngest team surprised many by winning the American League Central pennant during the 2022 season.

If necessary, all three games of the series will be played in Cleveland throughout the weekend.

This story will be updated.