The Yankees snapped their two-game losing streak tonight, beating the Tribe, 9-2. CC Sabathia, who is not an All-Star, picked up his MLB-leading 12th win, tossing seven shutout innings, striking out eleven. The Bomber offense smacked 17 total hits (everyone except Cervelli had a multi-hit game), highlighted by two Curtis Granderson home runs (his 24th, 25th). With these home runs, Granderson surpasses his 2010 HR output at only the 84th game! Derek Jeter added two hits, moving him only four away from 3,000. With the win, the Yankees improve to 51-33 and sit 1.5 games ahead of the Red Sox.

This one was over early after the Yankees put up five runs in the second. With Sabathia on the hill, a five run deficit seems almost¬†insurmountable. Sabathia has been so good and gave the Yankees everything they wanted with Mo unavailable tonight. With the win, Sabathia moves to 12-4 with a 2.90 ERA. This screams ‘All-Star’, but hey, it wasn’t meant to be. The Big Man will go for win #13 on Sunday afternoon at home against the Rays.

Looking to tomorrow, all eyes will be on Phil Hughes as he makes his first start since April 14th. This is the rubber game of this three-game set.

Wednesday, 7:05 PM, ESPN: Phil Hughes (0-1, 13.94 ERA) vs. Justin Masterson (6-6, 2.85 ERA)