Michael Brantley and Yan Gomes each drove in a pair of runs as
the Indians moved 5 1/2 games behind first-place Detroit in the
American League Central. Cleveland rebounded from a 10-6
series-opening loss on Friday to yield just one run and 10 hits over
the last two contests.
Jacoby Ellsbury belted a homer with two outs in the ninth inning to
prevent New York from being shut out in consecutive games for the
first time since May 12-13, 1999 versus the then-Anaheim Angels. The
Yankees look to battle out of their offensive funk and chip into a
six-game deficit in the AL East when they open a three-game series
at first-place Baltimore on Monday.
Making his fifth start and first since April 25, Carrasco (4-4)
scattered two hits and struck out four en route to retiring the
final 11 batters he faced. Four relievers made short work of the
Yankees, with Cody Allen rebounding after serving up Ellsbury's 10th
homer of the season.
Brantley opened the scoring by sending a 1-2 fastball from Hiroki
Kuroda (7-8) into left field for an RBI single in the first inning
and doubled the advantage in the third with a sacrifice fly to
right. Gomes drew a bases-loaded walk in the fifth to mark the end
of the day for Kuroda, who exited after permitting three runs on
five hits in 4 2/3 innings.
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GAME NOTEBOOK: New York SS Derek Jeter saw his eight-game hitting streak
come to an end after an 0-for-4 performance. ... Cleveland placed OF
David Murphy (right abdominal strain) and DH Nick Swisher (knee) on the
15-day disabled list and called up OF Tyler Holt and INF Zach Walters
from Triple-A Columbus. ... The Indians open a five-game homestand on
Tuesday with an abbreviated two-game interleague series with Arizona.
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