Ellsbury Wins it With Homer in 14th
CLEVELAND (AP) — Jacoby Ellsbury’s two-out homer in the 14th inning gave the New York Yankees a 5-4 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday night.
Ellsbury hit his sixth home run of the season on an 0-2 pitch from Vinnie Pestano (0-1).
Chase Whitley (4-2) pitched two scoreless innings. David Robertson recorded his 22nd save, retiring All-Star Michael Brantley on a long fly ball to left with a runner on second to end the game.
Before the game, New York placed rookie sensation Masahiro Tanaka, who leads the majors with 12 wins, on the 15-day disabled list due to right elbow inflammation. The All-Star had an MRI in New York on Wednesday.
The marathon took 4 hours, 51 minutes and featured a second seventh-inning stretch before the Indians batted in the 14th.
Mark Teixeira of the Yankees hit a solo homer in the fourth and a two-run blast in the fifth.
Nick Swisher had a two-run single in the first when Cleveland scored three runs.