The New York Yankees defeated the Cleveland Indians by the score of 6-4 on Wednesday afternoon. The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York. CC Sabathia started for the Yankees and was good. Brett Gardner and Travis Hafner hit homeruns for the Yankees who did all their damage early.
Sabathia pitched nine innings giving up four runs on seven hits. He walked one and struck out nine and earned his sixth win of the season.
Gardner had two hits and three RBI, Robinson Cano drew a walk and Mark Teixeira drew a walk. Hafner had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk, Lyle Overbay had a hit and Ichiro Suzuki had a hit. Kevin Youkilis had a hit, Jayson Nix had a hit and Chris Stewart had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk. Nix and Youkilis each hit a double and Hafner and Gardner each hit a homerun. The Yankees were 3-10 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.
Corey Kluber took his fourth loss of the season pitching six innings and giving up seven hits and six runs with four of them being earned. He walked one and struck out eight. Matt Langwell walked the only batter that he faced, Rich Hill pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two walks and Joe Smith retired the only batter that he faced. Vinnie Pestano pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out two.
Michael Bourn had a hit, Jeff Kipnis had a hit and an RBI and Nick Swisher had an RBI and drew a walk. Carlos Santana had a hit, Mike Aviles had a hit and Michael Brantley had a hit. Yunel Gomes had a hit and two RBI and Drew Stubbs had a hit. Gomes hit a homerun and the Indians were 1-2 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base. Bourn committed an error.
Hafner hit a two run homerun in the first giving the Yankees a 2-0 lead. In the second Stewart hit an RBI single and Gardner hit a three run homerun to make it a 6-0 Yankees lead. In the sixth Kipnis hit an RBI single and Swisher grounded out scoring a run and cutting the lead to 6-2. In the seventh Gomes hit a two run homerun to make it 6-4 and that would be the final.
The Yankees completed the three game sweep of the Indians and finished the season series with a 6-1 record against them. The Yankees record improved to 34-25 as they head out to the west coast to begin a three game series with the Seattle Mariners on Thursday night. The Indians record fell to