After being swept by the Mets last week and losing two out of three to the Red Sox, the Yankees recovered nicely and swept the Cleveland Indians out of town with a 6-4 this afternoon.
CC Sabathia was cruising until the sixth inning when the Indians picked up two runs on three hits and then again in the seventh when he surrendered a two-run home run to Yan Gomes to pull the Indians within two. Sabathia recovered well and went on to pitch a complete game.
His pitching line: 9.0 7H, 4ER, 1BB and 9K
On the offensive side, Travis Hafner got things started off in the bottom of the first inning with a monster shot, deep into the second deck to put the Yankees up 2-0. Chris Stewart hit an RBI single in the second to put the Yankees up 3-0 and then next batter, Brett Gardner, drove himself and Stewart home with a bomb of his own deep into Section 104 in RF.
Cleveland pitching shut down the Yankees after that second inning but thanks to Sabathia, bending but not breaking, the Yankees held on and won their 34th game of the year.