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Recap: Indians 5, Yankees 3

By By The Sports Xchange
Published On: Jul 08 2014 09:13:17 PM CDT
Updated On: Jul 08 2014 09:13:17 PM CDT

Indians 5, Yankees 3: Michael Brantley homered and had three RBIs and Nick Swisher hit a go-ahead two-run shot as host Cleveland defeated New York.Trevor Bauer (3-4) allowed three runs (two earned) and four hits to go with six strikeouts as the Indians won for the fifth time in seven games. Bryan Shaw worked a flawless eighth and Cody Allen struck out two in a perfect ninth for his 10th save.Brantley twice delivered run-scoring doubles as Cleveland rocked Masahiro Tanaka (12-4) for five runs and 10 hits in 6 2/3 innings. Both the runs and hits were the most allowed this season by Tanaka, who has lost three of his last four starts.The Yankees had a 3-1 lead before Brantley smacked a two-out RBI double to left in the fifth. Lonnie Chisenhall singled to start the sixth and Swisher followed with a booming blast over the right-center field fence to put the Indians ahead.Brantley hit a two-out homer over the wall in right-center in the seventh to make it a two-run margin. The Yankees went down meekly in the ninth against Allen while losing for just the second time in six games.GAME NOTEBOOK: Yankees OF Carlos Beltran (knee) missed his second consecutive game. … Cleveland placed struggling RHP Justin Masterson (knee) on the disabled list and recalled LHP Nick Hagadone and C Roberto Perez from Triple-A Columbus and also optioned OF Tyler Holt to Columbus. … New York had just four hits with Mark Teixeira's first-inning single being the lone hit that produced a run.

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