NY Yankees 3, Cleveland 1

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, August 24, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Progressive Field
Temperature - 79°
Umpires - Home Plate - Fieldin Culbreth, First Base - Adrian Johnson, Second Base - Gary Cederstrom, Third Base - D.J. Reyburn,
Attendance - 27986

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
NY Yankees 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 9 0
Cleveland 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 2

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
NY Yankees 73-52 39-24 34-28 W1
Cleveland 54-71 30-30 24-41 L9

Recap


Yankees 3, Indians 1: Nick Swisher homered and drove in three runs and CC Sabathia tossed 7 1/3 solid innings after being activated from the disabled list as visiting New York handed struggling Cleveland its ninth consecutive defeat.

With the game tied at 1-1 in the seventh inning, Derek Jeter singled and advanced to second on shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera's throwing error. Swisher then deposited a fastball from Cody Allen (0-1) over the wall in right-center field for his 19th homer this season - and 100th as a member of the Yankees.

Tempers flared in the second inning after Jeter was hit on the left side of his helmet by a pitch from rookie starter Corey Kluber. Jeter looked visibly upset as he stomped off to first base.

Sabathia (13-3) attempted to answer in the fourth inning by throwing behind Cabrera. Cabrera then responded by belting his 14th homer of the season to straight-away center field.

That was the lone mistake by Sabathia, who recorded his sixth straight victory. The hefty lefty showed no ill effects from a sore pitching elbow after striking out nine on exactly 100 pitches to improve to 3-1 versus his former team.

David Robertson finished the eighth inning before Rafael Soriano worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the ninth for his 32nd save as New York snapped a three-game losing skid.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Cleveland has mustered just 25 runs during its losing skid - including six in its last five games. The Indians have dropped 22 of their last 26 contests. ... Prior to Swisher's homer, left-handed batters were 0-for-21 versus Allen. Swisher finished a triple shy of the cycle. ... Making his fifth start of his career, Kluber permitted one run on six hits in five innings.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
NY Yankees   Cleveland
CC Sabathia Player Corey Kluber
Win W/L No Decision
7.1 IP 5.0
9 Strikeouts 6
4 Hits 6
1.23 ERA 1.80
Hitting
NY Yankees   Cleveland
Nick SwisherPlayer Carlos Santana
3 Hits 2
3 RBI 0
1 HR 0
7 TB 2
.750 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
NY Yankees 9 1 15 .257 17 9 3 2 0 0
Cleveland 6 1 9 .182 16 11 1 2 0 2

Upcoming Games

  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against NY Yankees. The Indians have a W/L % of .426 after a win and .437 after a loss.
  • NY Yankees will play their next game on the road against Cleveland. The Yankees have a W/L % of .603 after a win and .558 after a loss.