Boone, who praised German's use of three outstanding pitches - his breaking ball, changeup and fastball - said it was not a debatable decision to take him out, and German said he understood it.
While this was the first major league start for German, the 25-year-old has already made an impact at this level out of the bullpen. Johan Santana's career-ending string of injuries after his 134-pitch no-hitter for the Mets in 2012 is the red marker for that shift in thinking.
"It's like a big family right here and I enjoy that", Torres said. "I was like, 'Man, this is an opportunity to be famous for a long time'".
He can just extend it inning. Yan Gomes and Tyler Naquin followed with singles, and before the inning was over, Betances had been replaced by Jonathan Holder and Cleveland led, 4-0.
Tyler Naquin, bottom, scores on a passed ball thrown by Yankees relief pitcher Jonathan Holder, top, in the eighth inning May 6 in NY. German went the first six innings in a scoreless game but was removed after throwing 84 pitches in his first major league start.
Indians LHP Andrew Miller (strained left hamstring) plans to throw off a mound May 8, perhaps with hitters standing in, but won't be reinstated from the disabled list until May 11 at the earliest. Instead, Allen was asked to get the extended save.
Brett Gardner singled to right, scoring Walker, also Aaron Decide doubled, scoring Austin and also Gardner because the Yankees attracted to in a streak, 4-3.
The homer occurred after Aaron Hicks opened the inning with a double off Cody Allen (2-1) over center fielder Greg Allen's head. In came Otero, who got Andujar to ground out. One out later, pinch-hitter Giancarlo Stanton was intentionally walked, and Torres drove a full-count pitch from Dan Otero over the right-center fence and into the Yankees' bullpen.More news: Real Madrid captain Ramos: Messi pressured ref at halftime
On a day when hits were hard to come by, rookie second baseman Gleyber Torres became the youngest Yankees player to hit a walk-off homer, a three-run shot in the ninth inning that gave NY a 7-4 win over the Indians on May 6.
This one came in walkoff fashion, driving in three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to end what was a tie game.
The Gleyber Torres era has started for the New York Yankees.
Torres, who connected for his first big league homer Friday night, raised one arm and turned back toward the NY dugout after rounding first base.
Since Torres circled the foundations, looking like a 10-year veteran, Chapman, whom the Yankees resigned in free agency earlier this past year, increased his arms in victory, something the Yankees have been doing with a almost inevitable event the last two weeks.
"They're a team that's really risky right now", Francona said.
But after managing only one hit themselves against a stellar Mike Clevinger, the streaking Yankees fought back to win their sixth straight and finish a three-game sweep.
"Since Boone explained afterward:ldquo;" It feels just like the larger the spot, greater the situation, the better he'll be.