All bets are off for pitching staffs during the postseason. Reliever pitchers switch from starting.

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Relivers lose their regular roles after being relied upon all season. When the game is on the line, closers come in before the ninth inning.

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Aaron Boone, the manager of the New York Yankees, resorted to Jameson Taillon 

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after exhausting what was left of his injury-ravaged bullpen in a low-scoring matchup with the Cleveland Guardians on Friday. 

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The Guardians won the game to tie the series at one game each after what had been a pitching duel for the majority of the day between two of the top five big league pitching staffs this season.

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MLB moved up Game 2 to Friday afternoon due to rain on Thursday night. Giancarlo Stanton, the designated hitter, helped the Yankees to a 2-0 lead in the first inning.

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The Yankees loaded the bases in the bottom of the eighth inning by collecting three walks off Guardians bullpen pitcher James Karinchak. Still, Manager 

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The Yankees loaded the bases in the bottom of the eighth inning by collecting three walks off Guardians bullpen pitcher James Karinchak. 

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However, Manager Terry Francona went to his team's All-Star closer, Emmanuel Clase, who convinced Yankees catcher Kyle Higashioka to line out to stop the threat.

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The Guardians then turned to Clase since, of course, it is the postseason. Clase sauntered out to the mound once more after the Guardians took the lead to start the third inning.

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The Guardians had won on the road when he threw his 33rd and last pitch, which was clocked at 99 mph. 

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