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Cleveland Indians 6 - New York Yankees 3

Mood Music - Take Me to the River by Talking Heads

Part I:

New York Yankees starting pitcher A.J. Burnett and Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Josh Tomlin matched each other pitch for pitch and zero for zero.  After six innings, Tomlin had not allowed a single hit, nor a base runner after the first inning.  For his part, Burnett had allowed only two hits and two walks over six scoreless frames.  It appeared to be one of those pitchers' duels where the first man to blink would get a hard luck loss.

Part II:

In the top of the seventh inning, the Yankees broke through for two runs, chasing Tomlin from the ballgame.  Mark Teixeira lined a single up the middle, Robinson Cano singled on a cue shot up the third base line, and Nick Swisher brought them home with a double.

In the bottom of the seventh inning, the Indians answered against Burnett, with an RBI single from Shelley Duncan and a three run home run from Austin Kearns, giving the Indians a 4-2 lead.  A.J. pitched a brilliant ballgame, but couldn't quite make one last pitch to get out of the 7th inning.

Part III:

Our bullpen (Corey Wade) gave up a two run home run to Carlos Santana, whereas their bullpen gave up only a solo home run to Curtis Granderson.  Yankees lose 6-3.

In his return to the lineup, Derek Jeter went 0-4, although he did reach on an error in the first inning.

Comment of the Game: ImGivingYouARaise

Play of the Game: Austin Kearns