Robinson Cano holds a bat prior to a game betw...

Robinson Cano holds a bat prior to a game between the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles on August 28, 2011 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Travis Hafner and Robinson Cano powered the New York Yankees to an 11-6 ass spanking of the Cleveland Indians on Monday at Progressive Field.

Hafner bid a fond “hola” to the folks in Cleveland with a top of the first, three-run-dinger over the center field wall.  It was his 100th homer at the park.

Robinson Cano also appeared to have appreciated the air in Rock & Roll Hall of Fame city, awakening from his 3-for-23 slumber, and blasting two round-trippers.  Cano hit both a double and a homer of Indians pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez and another off Red Sox cast-off Matt Albers.

Yankee starter Hiroki Kuroda started the game looking like a kamikaze pilot at the Battle of Okinawa but managed to settle in after the first inning.  He threw 111 pitches over 5 1/3 innings and held the Indians to three runs on his watch.  The Yankees put on the finishing touches with three additional runs in the seventh against Cleveland reliever and other Boston reject, Rich Hill.

The Yankees improved to 3-4 and are two games behind Boston after the first week.



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