Game 48: Indians @ Yankees


9:30: Tony Sipp hits Swisher and leaves game for LHP Rafael Perez. Sipp faced five batters, allowed four runs, didn't retire a soul

9:29: Cano's third career GS, 10th HR of season, and first curtain call

9:28: Cano hits grand slam into second deck in right on first pitch and this one is as good as over, 8-2 in the seventh

9:26: Teixeira walks to load bases, ball four gets away from Redmond but runners have to hold after quick recovery

9:23: Granderson doubles into RF gap, second and third, none out, heart of order coming up

9:20: Jeter, running hard, gets second infield hit of night leading off seventh

9:15: terrific play by Teixeira to rob Donald of base hit, save Hughes from further trouble in seventh

9:12: With two out, Redmond singles to right. Hughes at 105 pitches, Marte up in pen

9:06: Branyan crushes Hughes 2-1 fastball into RF bleachers leading off the seventh, 4-2 Yankees. Hughes at 94 pitches

9:00: Crowd too busy waving to notice Pena struck out on 11-pitch at-bat

8:59: Crowd must be bored. The wave has begun

8:54: Gardner's sac fly to left makes it 4-1

8:53: Carmona walks Miranda on four pitches to force in a run, 3-1.

8:50: Swisher singles to center and its bases loaded for Miranda

8:48: Cano singles up middle and it's first-and-second for Swisher with none out

8:46: Teixeira finally showing signs of life, draws leadoff walk in the sixth

8:43: Granderson tracks down Kearns blast at the wall in center. 2-1 Yankees through 5-1/2

8:42: Hughes Ks Hafner on high fastball, no. 7 on the night but only the second since starting the game with five in a row

8:40: Looks like Granderson's OK. Both fast and smooth running down Choo's liner in LCF gap

8:36: Derek Jeter's 35-year-old legs look pretty spry beating out an infield hit, then stealing second with two out in the fifth, Granderson hitting

8:29: after rocky fourth, Hughes works a 1-2-3 fifth

8:23: Yankees down in order in the fourth, with help from spectacular belly-flop catch of Miranda's liner by Trevor Crowe on warning track in center

8:12: Hughes sets Valbuena down looking, escapes further damage. 2-1 Yankees in the fourth

8:11: Branyan doubles to left field corner, Cleveland gets a run back, second and third, two out and Eiland out to mound to settle Hughes down

8:10: Hughes saws off Branyan, Teixeira gets lead runner at second, first and third, two out for Peralta

8:09: Kearns rips a single to left and Indians have two on, one out for Branyan

8:07: Hughes allows his first walk, to Hafner with one out in the fourth

8:02: Yankees strand both when Cano grounds out

8:00: Granderson looks healthy going first-to-third on Teixiera's single to right

7:58: Granderson draws two-out walk; Teixeira batting

7:56: Chad Moeller just misses a homer into left field seats on first major-league swing since last September, then strikes out looking

7:52: Hughes escapes damage when Crowe's liner is snagged by Teixeira

7:48: Jason Donald doubles into the left-field corner with two out in the third, first hit off Hughes

7:41: According to major-league baseball, Sanit tested positive for Mephentermine, a cardiac stimulant similar to ephedrine

7:38: Yankees confirm Sanit suspension, although not the substance in question. Sanit was 1-2 with 8.69 ERA in 19-2/3 IP for SWB

7:35: after Cano's infield hit leading off the second, Swisher crushes Carmona's 1-0 off the RF foul pole above the level of the third deck, 2-0 Yankees

7:33: Yankee pitching prospect Amaury Sanit, a 30-year-old Cuban emigre pitching for the Yankees AAA club in Scranton, reportedly suspended 50 games for use of an illegal PED. More details to come

7:29: Jhonny Peralta snaps the K streak with a fly out to CF, six up, six down for Hughes

7:28: Hughes gets fifth straight K, Branyan check-swinging at a 2-2 fastball. Extraordinary stuff so far

7:27: Hughes goes to his first 2-0 count, to Russell Branyan

7:26: Hughes gets his fourth K in four batters, Kearns swinging at a curve

7:23: Yanks down in order after Teixeira grounds out

7:21: Granderson gets a nice welcome in first AB in nearly a month, flies out to deep center

7:20: Carmona strikes out Jeter; that's four batters, four Ks.

7:16: Hughes strikes out the side, blowing 94 MPH heat past Travis Hafner

7:13: Hughes catches Choo looking at a fastball

7:10: Hughes Ks Crowe on curveball in the dirt

7:08: Hughes' first pitch is a strike to Trevor Crowe

Pre-game chatter: The Yankees didn't get home from Minnesota until about 5 a.m. this morning, and Joe Girardi said the late arrival to New York, and not the sinking production, was the sole reason he held Alex Rodriguez out of the starting lineup for Friday night's game with the Indians. "I'm trying to pick some days in this stretch where each guy gets a day off, and I decided to start with Alex,'' said Girardi, who said the same went for Francisco Cervelli, who has caught 10 straight games since Jorge Posada went on the DL with a hairline fracture of the right foot . . . the protective boot has been removed from Posada's foot and he performed some pre-game stretching with the team, but Girardi could give no timetable for his return until Posada is examined by team doctor Chris Ahmad . . . the news was less encouraging about Alfredo Aceves, on the DL since May 12 with what the Yankees are calling a strained lower back. Aceves, given an epidural injection last week, was given a second epidural yesterday after the first proved to be ineffective. "Obviously, he's not where we want him to be,'' Girardi said. "So you shut him down and give him another one.'' Girardi said any decision on a more drastic course of action -- i.e., back surgery -- would be made by team doctors. . . Rodriguez, who generally lobbies Girardi to DH on days the manager chooses to rest him, welcomed Friday's complete day off. "Joe just came over and said, 'This is the plan,' and I said, 'Yes sir,'' A-Rod said. "I haven't felt real good at the plate but I'm sure I'm going to get better. Sometimes when you stink it up, there's no reason. You just stink it up. Maybe this will help.''

Tonight's lineups:

Here are the lineups for tonight's Indians-Yankees game at the Stadium first pitch at 7:05 p.m. Strange lineup for the Yankees -- Curtis Granderson back in CF for the first time since May 1, Alex Rodriguez and Francisco Cervelli given the night off, Robby Cano hitting cleanup, Juan Miranda the DH, Ramiro Pena at 3b and Chad Moeller, who hasn't played in a major-league game since last Sept. 30 as a Baltimore Oriole, behind the plate.


Crowe CF

Choo RF

Hafner DH

Kearns LF

Branyan 1B

Peralta 3B

Valbuena 2B

Redmond C

Donald SS

Carmona RHP


Jeter SS

Granderson CF

Teixeira 1B

Cano 2B

Swisher RF

Miranda DH

Gardner LF

Pena 3B

Moeller C

Hughes RHP