The New York Yankees defeated the Cleveland Indians today by a final score of 9-1. The Yankee offense got at least one hit in every inning and 18 in total. With the win, the Yankees move to 36-27 on the season.
Josh Tomlin and the Indian bullpen had no answer for the Yankee offense today:
The offense was stagnant for both teams to start the game, even though both teams were getting base hits (more on that below). The Yankee offense started off in the bottom of the third, with Curtis Granderson hitting a sac fly to score Brett Gardner. The scoring would continue in the fifth, with a Derek Jeter single to score Brett Gardner again. A-Rod then clubbed a two-RBI double over the lost Austin Kearns in left field. All in all, they would get five hits and three runs in the inning. It was refreshing to see the Yankees score runs without a home run – something that has been a rarity this year.
Ultimately, the Yankee offense has been destroying the Cleveland pitchers. Six Yankees had multihit games, including Curtis Granderson, who had three singles and a double and Brett Gardner, who hit two doubles and a triple.
The Cleveland Indian offense was simply no match for Freddy Garcia today. Garcia located his pitches very effectively and only allowed nine baserunners and one run in 6.2 innings of work. The bullpen continued the dominance as they didn’t allow any runs in the final few frames.
3,000 Watch: Derek Jeter went 2-5 with two RBIs to bring his career-hit total to 2,993.
18: The Yankees had 18 hits today – their most in a game this year – without having any home runs.
Hot, Hot, Jorge!: In his six-game hitting streak, Jorge Posada has gone 13-21. This has dramatically raised his batting average off the interstate.
The Yankees finish up their wrap-around series with the Indians tomorrow night.
7:05, ESPN. Carlos Carrasco (5-3, 4.52 ERA) vs. AJ Burnett (6-4, 4.37 ERA)