Steven Kwan hit a home run during the Cleveland Guardians’ playoff loss against the New York Yankees.
On Monday night, the Guardians faced the Yankees in the first game of the American League division series. The first team to reach three wins in the five-game series will advance to the American League division championship series.
The Yankees ultimately beat the Guardians 4-1. The highlight of the night for Cleveland was Kwan’s homerun during the third inning.
Kwan, a lefty, hit a home run off of right-handed Yankees pitcher Gerrit Cole. As he rounded the bases, Kwan made the “too small” gesture. The Yankees have long been criticized for playing in a stadium with a short right field. Many believe it makes it easier for Yankees players to hit more home-runs throughout the season.
The Clevelands outfielder has been key to their season this year. He caught the attention of fans with his start in April, when he became the first player since 1901 to reach base 15 times after just four games. Many fans feel that Kwan should be considered for the Rookie of the Year award.
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