The Yankees threatened in the fifth, when Jorge Posada worked a walk with one out. Curtis Granderson drove the ball to right field, moving Posada to third base, while Granderson tried to stretch it into a double. Shin-Soo Choo fielded the ball and gunned down Granderson at second. Francisco Cervelli struck out to end the Yankees’ threat.
In the bottom of the sixth inning, the Indians got a small rally going. Jason Donald doubled to left and Michael Brantley reached on a fielders choice. Choo then ripped a double to right, scoring Brantley and giving the Tribe a 2-1 edge. After getting two quick outs in the seventh, Vazquez got into some trouble, giving up a double to Matt LaPorta and a walk to Trevor Crowe before getting Donald to ground out to end the inning.
Running out of time, the Yankees struck in the top of the eighth. Posada singled to left and Granderson connected with a big two-run homer to give the Yankees their first lead of the game. …