Crow, after the Indians opened the ninth with three straight hits and closed the gap to 9-4, got the next three outs to end the game. One was a sacrifice fly, but one more baserunner and Holland would have been waved in.
Crow also successfully ended the eighth inning in relief. That kept set-up man Wade Davis out of the game, too.
"It wouldn't have been a bad thing to use Wade and Holly because we have the off-day [Thursday], but to have them completely fresh for today is a good thing," Yost said before Wednesday's game against the Indians.
Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.