The Indians handed Justin Masterson the ball and he never gave it back.
Masterson pitched a four-hitter for his second shutout this season, leading Cleveland over the New York Yankees 1-0 in the first game of a traditional doubleheader on Monday.
Masterson (6-2) overpowered baseball's hottest team for his third career shutout. He also had one against the Chicago White Sox on April 12. The right-hander is the first Cleveland pitcher to record two complete-game shutouts in the same season since Bud Black and Greg Swindell in 1989.
''Masty went out and did exactly what you want your ace to do,'' Indians manager Terry Francona said. ''From the very first pitch of the game he had power, he had a breaking ball, he attacked hitters.''
Jason Kipnis homered in the first inning off David Phelps (1-2) as the Indians ended the Yankees' winning streak at five. New York came in a major-league best 22-9 since April 7.
Masterson had little trouble with a New York lineup lacking injured stars D...