Rapid Reaction: Yankees 6, Indians 4

June, 5, 2013
6/05/13
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NEW YORK -- The Yankees have had the Indians' number this season.

WHAT IT MEANS: New York improved to 6-1 against Cleveland in 2013 after completing a three-game sweep of the Indians on Wednesday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.

CC Sabathia retired the first 14 batters he faced and went the distance in the Yankees' 6-4 victory.

In his first complete game of the season, Sabathia (6-4) allowed four runs on seven hits, struck out nine and walked one. He took a perfect game into the fifth inning, but lost it with two outs when Mike Aviles dunked a single in front of left fielder Vernon Wells.

Sabathia has issued just one walk in his past two starts (16 1/3 innings, 19 strikeouts)

PRONX BOMBER: Travis Hafner supplied some early power for the Bombers when he clobbered a first-inning offering from Corey Kluber into the second deck in right for a two-run home run -- his 10th of the season. Seven of Hafner’s homers this season have come in the Bronx.

GARDY GOES YARD-Y: Brett Gardner, who hit just seven homers in all of his last full season in 2011, cracked his sixth of the year in the second inning -- a three-run shot to right that put the Yankees ahead 6-0.

PHEW: Robinson Cano slid into second base awkwardly in the first inning and began favoring his left knee. He was examined, but stayed in the game.

UP NEXT: The Yankees open up a 10-game West Coast road trip in Seattle on Thursday. Phil Hughes gets the ball for the Bombers. The right-hander will be opposed by fellow righty Aaron Harang (2-5, 5.82).

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Jacoby Ellsbury
BA HR RBI R
.282 8 47 49
OTHER LEADERS
HRM. Teixeira 17
RBIM. Teixeira 48
RB. Gardner 64
OPSB. Gardner .789
WM. Tanaka 12
ERAM. Tanaka 2.51
SOM. Tanaka 135