NY Yankees 4, Cleveland 2

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, August 26, 2012 1:05 PM
Location - Progressive Field
Temperature - 83°
Umpires - Home Plate - Gary Cederstrom, First Base - D.J. Reyburn, Second Base - Fieldin Culbreth, Third Base - Adrian Johnson,
Attendance - 26166

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
NY Yankees 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 11 1
Cleveland 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 7 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
NY Yankees 74-53 39-24 35-29 W1
Cleveland 55-72 31-31 24-41 L1

Recap


Yankees 4, Indians 2: Curtis Granderson belted his 200th career homer and Nick Swisher collected three hits as visiting New York took two of three from Cleveland.

Swisher and Ichiro Suzuki added RBI singles to pace the 11-hit attack for the Yankees, who finished their road trip with a 2-4 mark. New York moved four games ahead of idle Tampa Bay in the American League East. Baltimore fell 4 1/2 games behind the Yankees after its game versus Toronto was postponed by rain.

Boone Logan (5-2) picked up the victory after relieving starter Freddy Garcia and striking out two in 1 2/3 innings. Rafael Soriano recorded the final four outs for his 33rd save.

Suzuki opened the scoring in a three-run second inning after his line drive caromed off the glove of Ubaldo Jimenez (9-13), allowing Eric Chavez to score. After Derek Jeter's RBI groundout, Swisher ripped his second hit of the contest to left field to plate Suzuki and give the Yankees a 3-0 lead.

Carlos Santana had a two-run single in the fifth inning to trim the deficit, but Granderson answered with his 33rd homer in the sixth off reliever Tony Sipp to give New York a two-run advantage.

Jimenez yielded three runs on eight hits in five innings to suffer his sixth loss in seven decisions.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Former Astronaut John Glenn tossed out the ceremonial first pitch. Glenn, 91, asked the crowd for a moment of silence in honor of Neil Armstrong, who died on Saturday at age 82. ... Swisher, who is a Columbus native, extended his hitting streak to 16 games at Progressive Field with an infield single in the first inning. ... Jeter went 0-for-5 to see his hitting streak end at six games. ... Cleveland will begin a four-game set against visiting Oakland on Monday. ... New York hosts Toronto on Monday to begin a three-game series.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
NY Yankees   Cleveland
Freddy Garcia Player Ubaldo Jimenez
No Decision W/L Loss
4.2 IP 5.0
6 Strikeouts 4
4 Hits 8
3.86 ERA 5.40
Hitting
NY Yankees   Cleveland
Nick SwisherPlayer Jason Kipnis
3 Hits 3
1 RBI 0
0 HR 0
4 TB 4
.750 Avg .600

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
NY Yankees 11 1 16 .324 13 6 4 2 0 1
Cleveland 7 0 9 .200 20 10 2 2 3 0

Upcoming Games

  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against Oakland. The Indians have a W/L % of .418 after a win and .444 after a loss.
  • NY Yankees will play their next game at home against Toronto. The Yankees have a W/L % of .595 after a win and .566 after a loss.