McCann hurt: Brian McCann was forced to leave the game with what the team called a "mild concussion." Francisco Cervelli replaced McCann and had two doubles.
Rogers That: Esmil Rogers, step right up. It seems these days anyone the Yankees hand the ball to turns from whatever he was into Ron Guidry.
Rogers -- whom the Yankees picked up after he was discarded by the Blue Jays -- entered with a 5.84 ERA. He left after allowing just one run on four hits, while striking out three and walking one. He did the job in place of the injured David Phelps.
Pining for a return: Michael Pineda made it through his Triple-A start fine, telling reporters that he will return to New York. He could possibly start for the Yankees next Wednesday, but he also could do one more rehab start.
R-E-S-P-E-C-T: In the sixth, Terry Francona had John Axford intentionally load the bases by walking Jacoby Ellsbury to face Carlos Beltran. The public address system played a snippet of the Aretha Franklin classic. Then Beltran launched a grand slam, making it 9-2.
The Movie Comes to Life: Do you remember how the Cleveland Indians looked in the movie "Major League" before they went on their hot streak? Well, that's how the current Indians appeared in the first inning. The Yankees put up five runs on four hits, three walks and one error.
All in all, Beltran, Stephen Drew and Martin Prado had RBI singles. A second run scored when Jason Kipnis tried to shovel a ball for a force on second but instead flipped a rainbow over shortstop Jose Ramirez's head. It was ugly for the Indians. Not for the Yankees, because they were up 5-1.
Huff Post: David Huff entered in the sixth and didn't have much. He left having given up a run and with two out and two men on. Shawn Kelley got Jose Ramirez to line out to right. Ichiro Suzuki made a pretty nice catch, ranging back on the play.
Kelley Rough: With a 10-2 lead, Kelley proceeded to give up four runs in the seventh to make this game somewhat interesting.
Rich Performance: With a four-run lead, a man on first and one out in the eighth, Joe Girardi turned to lefty Rich Hill to face Jason Kipnis. Kipnis is a .213 hitter against lefties compared to .263 against righties so that was Girardi's wisdom in replacing Adam Warren. It worked as Hill forced Kipnis to hit into an inning-ending double play.
Dealin' in the ninth: Up four runs, Dellin Betances worked the ninth.
On Deck: A very good pitching matchup on Saturday at 1 p.m. as Brandon McCarthy (4-0, 2.08 ERA) faces Corey Kluber (12-6, 2.55). Prior to the game, the Yankees will honor Paul O'Neill with a plaque in Monument Park.