American League Game Summary - New York at Cleveland|
(Sunday, August 26th)
Final Score: New York 4, Cleveland 2
Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - Nick Swisher clubbed three hits, including an
RBI single, as the New York Yankees downed the Cleveland Indians, 4-2, in the
finale of a three-game set Sunday at Progressive Field.
Curtis Granderson added a solo home run and Ichiro Suzuki registered two hits,
an RBI and a run scored for the Yankees, who wrapped up a six-game road trip
"To lose two series on a road trip is never good so it's good to go back home
having won this one," said Granderson. "This helps get your mind and body
ready for the division games we have ahead of us."
Boone Logan (5-2) earned the victory after tossing 1 2/3 scoreless innings in
relief of starter Freddy Garcia, who gave up two runs on four hits and two
walks with six strikeouts over 4 2/3 innings.
Rafael Soriano recorded the final out of the eighth and worked around a
leadoff single in the ninth to nail down his 33rd save of the season.
Ubaldo Jimenez (9-13) yielded three runs on eight hits and a walk over five
frames to take the loss.
"I just couldn't find the strike zone or a good rhythm in the beginning," said
Jimenez. "But after three innings of so I felt a lot better and was able to
get some outs and keep it close."
Carlos Santana knocked in both runs for the Indians, who have lost 10 of their
last 11 games.
The Yankees struck first in the second inning as Eric Chavez singled, Raul
Ibanez walked and Suzuki followed with a line drive back up the middle that
deflected off Jimenez's glove and skipped into center field, allowing Chavez
to score from second for a 1-0 lead.
Chris Stewart's bunt moved both runners up before an RBI groundout from Derek
Jeter pressed the margin to 2-0.
Swisher then delivered a two-out base-hit to left-center field to plate Suzuki
for a three-run advantage.
The Indians finally broke through in the fifth with a pair of two out runs as
Jason Kipnis kept the inning alive with a double into right field.
Asdrubal Cabrera was then hit by a pitch and Shin-Soo Choo walked to load the
bases before Santana slapped a single into center field to score Kipnis and
Cabrera to bring the home team within a run and chase Garcia from the game.
Logan entered and retired Michael Brantley to end the fifth before Granderson
gave the Yankees some breathing room in the sixth when he crushed a leadoff
blast for his 200th career home run to make it a 4-2 contest.
Logan then retired the Tribe in order in the sixth before giving up a one-out
single to Kipnis in the seventh.
David Robertson replaced Logan and recorded the final two outs of the seventh.
He then struck out Santana and Casey Kotchman around a single from Brantley in
the eighth before giving way to Soriano, who induced a fly out from Matt
LaPorta to end the frame.
Kipnis stole three bases ... Cleveland went 1-for-11 with runners in scoring
position and left nine on base ... Swisher is batting .378 (28-for-70) with 16
runs, six doubles, five home runs, and 18 RBI over his last 19 games since
Aug. 7. He has hit safely in his last 16 games at Progressive Field, including
all 14 contests as a Yankee.
08/26 22:20:57 ET