The New York Yankees and the Cleveland Indians have split today’s doubleheader. Indians pitcher Justin Masterson limited the Yankees offense to just four hits, three of those singles in game one. The only Indians run came in a first-inning homer by Jason Kipnis. Today’s victory for Masterson was the third shutout of his career in the second of this season.
The Yankees took control of game two early with a run in the first-inning and an offense of explosion in the seventh. Yankees pitcher the Vidal Nuno logged his first win and reliever Adam Warren worked the last four innings for the save. The Yankees six pending push was started by Corban Joseph who reached on a leadoff double. He was doubled home by Austin Romine. A bloop single into right field by next plated rhumb line, Wells singled in Brett Gardner and Lyle Overbay turned out the lights with a double that brought home both next and Wells.
The Yankees improved their record 22-14 and remain atop the AL East. Cleveland remains tied in first with the Detroit Tigers with a record of 21-16.
- Masterson shuts out Yankees, strikes out 9 (scores.espn.go.com)
- Newcomer Helps Yankees to Twinbill Split (connecticut.cbslocal.com)