Originally posted on Bronx Pinstripes  |  Last updated 8/24/12

New York Yankees 3 — Cleveland Indians 1

 

Nick Swisher was the entire Yankees offense in CC’s return to the mound in tonight’s 3-1 win over the Cleveland Indians.

 

CC Sabathia made two returns. His return to Cleveland and his return from an elbow injury. The injury seemed to be non-existent as he went 7.1 strong innings on 100 pitches. He would have all of his pitches working as he struck out 9 and walked just 1. The only damage came on a solo home run to Asdrubal Cabrera following a pitch that could have been retaliation for a pitch, thrown behind the body of Cabrera, that hit Yankees’ Derek Jeter in the helmet earlier in the game. Sabathia pitched an outstanding game and put fans and players at ease knowing that the ace has returned to the top of his game. David Robertson pitched through 0.2 of an inning and finished off the 8th inning. Rafael Soriano pitched into a precarious position when the tying runs were on the bases at 2nd and 3rd. After a strikeout and a pop out, pinch-hitter Casey Kotchman would get walked to load the bases as the potential game-winning run. He would get Jack Hannahan to ground out to first and end the game with a win.

 

The Yankees offense came from the top of the lineup. Derek Jeter led off the game with a double into right-center. Nick Swisher would back up that double with a double of his own into nearly the same spot in right-center to put the Yankees ahead 1-0. Nick Swisher would come through again for a two-run home run in the 7th inning to put the Yankees ahead and was responsible for driving in all 3 runs for the Yankees. Robinson Cano also came through for a double in tonight’s game but Swisher was clearly the offensive star of tonight’s game.

 

Win – CC Sabathia (13-3)

Loss – Cody Allen (0-1)

Save – Rafael Soriano (32)

 

Notables

Yankees

*Nick Swisher – 3 for 4, R, BB, 2B, 2-Run Home Run (19) in the 7th, 3 RBI (72)

*Derek Jeter – 2 for 4, 2 R, 2B

Indians

*Asdrubal Cabrera – 1 for 3, R, BB, Solo Home Run (14) in the 4th, RBI (53)

*Carlos Santana – 2 for 4

 

Current Yankees Record: 73-52

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Sanu: Halftime show played role in Super Bowl collapse

James Dolan is among potential group of investors of new arena for New York Islanders

Report: Rams, Clippers discussing NBA venue in Inglewood

Terrence Jones reportedly interested in joining Celtics

LeBron reverses course, says he ‘always felt good’ about Cavs

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Ole Miss tried to implicate Mississippi State in football scandal

Jamaal Charles could be on the roster bubble

Jimmy Butler on state of Bulls: ‘I just want to win at all costs’

Report: Giants will be ‘aggressive’ in trying to sign Jason Pierre-Paul

Report: Porzingis avoided ligament damage in ankle

Brooks Koepka meltdown includes whiff, stomping head off driver

Top 10 shortstops in baseball for 2017

The most dangerous NBA teams flying under the radar

Eat, Drink, Watch: Your award-worthy weekend planning guide

Grading the NBA trade deadline on the Vince Carter scale

Box Score 2/24: A night of NBA disrespect

As NHL trade deadline nears, seven teams who could be dealing

The 'Pete Rose instead of Kareem? Surely, you can't be serious' quiz

Streaming sports docuseries you don't want to miss

Teams that can prevent a Cavs-Warriors NBA Finals three-peat

The NFL off-season is a passer’s fancy

The Aesthetic: Pushing the boundaries of the three-pointer

NBA coaches who should be fired soon

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Top 10 shortstops in baseball for 2017

The most dangerous NBA teams flying under the radar

Eat, Drink, Watch: Your award-worthy weekend planning guide

Grading the NBA trade deadline on the Vince Carter scale

Streaming sports docuseries you don't want to miss

As NHL trade deadline nears, seven teams who could be dealing

The 'Pete Rose instead of Kareem? Surely, you can't be serious' quiz

Teams that can prevent a Cavs-Warriors NBA Finals three-peat

The NFL off-season is a passer’s fancy

QUIZ: Name every MLB pitcher who has recorded 10 or more shutouts in a single season

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker