Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/25/12
CLEVELAND – Cleveland Indians manager Manny Acta knows how to end a losing streak. “Power pitching and a three-run home run will always get it done,” said Acta. “It feels good.” Nearly two weeks after their last win, the Indians Saturday night finally won another one, thanks to the pitching of Justin Masterson and the hitting of Michael Brantley. Brantley’s three-run home run in the first inning stood up the rest of the way as Cleveland beat the New York Yankees 3-1, snapping the Indians’ nine-game losing streak. It’s the third 3-1 game in a row for the Indians, but this time they were on the winning side. It was Cleveland’s first win in five games vs. New York this season. The Indians were held scoreless on three hits after the first inning, but their pitching was good enough to produce the team’s first win since Aug. 13. Masterson (10-11) pitched into the seventh inning, allowing one run on seven hits, to get the win. “He’s our go-to guy in tough times,” said Acta of Ma
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