They have won 15 of their last 16 games and six straight. The Yankees have also won nine consecutive home games. They and will host Boston in a three-game set starting Tuesday. The Yankees are off Monday.
German struck out nine Indians, eight of them swinging, while walking two.
German lost his perfect game when he walked Jose Ramirez in four pitches with two outs in the fourth inning. He also walked Edwin Encarnacion to start the fifth.
He got a ton of help from second baseman Gleyber Torres. To end the fifth inning, Torres ranged far to his left and into shallow right field. After sliding, Torres popped up and threw out Tyler Naquin at first base.
German struck out the last batter he faced, Michael Brantley, with a curveball to end the sixth.
The Yankees finished a streak of 18 straight games.
Jackson improved his accuracy in each of the past two seasons at Louisville. He went from a 56.2 completion percentage in 2016 to 60.4 in 2017.
Despite the better passing numbers, Jackson only ranked 62nd in completion percentage out of 126 qualified FBS quarterbacks last season.
B/R’s Matt Miller noted in his scouting report after the Ravens drafted Jackson with the 32nd overall pick that he will have to rework his setup and better drive the ball with his legs to improve his accuracy—especially on out routes because he hasn’t shown on tape that he can fit the ball consistently into tight windows up the seam.
Joe Flacco will likely enter the 2018 season as Baltimore’s quarterback, so the Ravens have the benefit of giving Jackson time to develop his skills before testing him against NFL defenses.
The Redskins grabbed him well after the hard-running power back had departed. It did surprise me because a lot of the things came out of nowhere and weren’t true, he said of sliding, reportedly for off-field character issues, and I just didn’t understand why me out of all people, because I’m great to everybody. I have a great personality and I just didn’t understand why everything just hit so hard with me out of everybody.