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Yankees blow late lead and lose to Cleveland in the Captains return

By Gary W. Marchese Jr.

Cleveland, OH (July 5) – The New York Yankees lost to the Cleveland Indians by the score of 6-3 on Monday evening. A.J. Burnett made the start and was pitching a shutout but then completely lost it in the seventh inning. The Yankees could not get much done offensively. The first six innings breezed by with both pitchers on top of their game. The seventh inning was when the offenses finally broke through and it became a wild inning.

Burnett pitched seven innings giving up four runs on four hits. He walked four and struck out six. His record dropped to 8-7. Cory Wade pitched an inning giving up two hits and two runs with a strikeout. Josh Tomlin pitched well for the Indians improving his record to 10-4. He pitched seven innings giving up three hits and two runs with a walk and five strikeouts.

Derek Jeter went 0-4 in his return. Curtis Granderson had a hit, RBI and a walk. The hit was a solo homerun. Mark Teixeira had a hit, Robinson Cano had a hit and Nick Swisher had a hit and two RBI. Swisher had a double. The Yankees were 1-6 with runners in scoring position and they left three men on base.

The game was scoreless through six innings. In the seventh inning, Swisher hit a two run double to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead. In the bottom of the seventh inning Cleveland came back with four runs to take a 4-2 lead. Shelly Duncan had an RBI single and Austin Kearns who is a former Yankee hit a three-run homerun. In the eighth inning Granderson hit a solo homerun to make it 4-3, the Indians answered right back with a two run homerun from Carlos Santana and that was all the scoring in the game. The Indians won 6-3.

The Yankees remain 1 ½ games ahead of the Boston Red Sox who lost earlier in the day. The Yankees and Indians will play game two of their three game series on Tuesday night. The Yankees did not get a hit until the seventh inning. Joe Girardi admitted he was trying to push Burnett through seven when he normally would not have. He was down closer Mariano Rivera who has an injured triceps. It does not seem to be a big injury; they think he will be available on Tuesday but for this one game, he did not have him available.

gmarchesej Posted by on July 5, 2011. Filed under Breaking News,MLB News,News and Sports with Gary W. Marchese Jr.,Sports,US Sports,Yankees. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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