Yankees Beat Indians 7-1
The Yankees (44-28) faced off with the Cleveland Indians (37-35) for the first time this season on Monday night at Yankee Stadium.The Yankees offense was on display with three more home runs to increase their league leading team total to 115. Hiroki Kuroda had a great outing only allowing one run to the Indians lineup in the 7-1 victory.
The Yankees got right to business in the first inning with two men on Robinson Cano laced a double to center field scoring both runners and getting the Yankees out to an early 2-0 lead. In the second inning following an Eric Chavez single Dewayne Wise homered putting the Yanks up 4-0. It was Wise first home run of the season.
In the third inning Robinson Cano and Nick Swisher hit back to back solo home runs off of Indians starter Josh Tomlin knocking him out of the game and putting the Yanks up 6-0. It was Cano’s 17th home run of the season, Swisher’s 12th. Tomlin went three innings gave up six runs on six hits and struck out three.
The Yankees added the seventh run in the sixth inning when Dewayne Wise tripled to deep center field off of reliever Scott Barnes, scoring Eric Chavez.
Kuroda finished going seven innings gave up one run on five hits and struck out seven. The win puts him at 7-7.
The Yankees play the Indians again Tuesday night. Phil Hughes (7-6 4.94) gets the start for the Yankees while Justin Masterson (4-6 3.98) starts for the Indians. Pregame coverage begins at 6:30, first pitch at 7:05 right here on 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio.