Originally posted on Bronx Pinstripes  |  Last updated 8/26/12

New York Yankees 4 — Cleveland Indians 2

 

Curtis Granderson hit his 200th career home run in today’s 4-2 win over the Cleveland Indians in the rubber game of the 3-game series.

 

Freddy Garcia started today’s game and was unable to finish the 5th inning despite giving up just 2 runs. Garcia would go 4.2 innings with 6 strikeouts and 2 walks on 90 pitches but Joe Girardi was managing for the team win. With the tying run on 3rd base with 2 outs in the 5th, Boone Logan was called on for the last out and would succeed. Logan got 5 of the 6 batters that he faced out in his 1.2 innings of work. David Robertson would come in for 1.1 innings of work and Rafael Soriano was called on for his 3rd 4-out save of the season. The big scare of Soriano’s appearance came on a ball hit back at Soriano by second baseman Jason Kipnis that hit the base of his right hand but he got the out and would eventually finish off the game for his 33rd save of the season.

 

The Yankees had a well-manufactured 3-run 2nd inning. Two singles and a walk brought in one run. Then with runners on 1st and 2nd, Chris Stewart hit a perfect sacrifice bunt to advance the batters. The next productive out came on Derek Jeter’s ground out to bring in a second run. Nick Swisher continues to swing a hot bat as he brought in the 3rd run of the inning. The Indians would cut the difference to one until Curtis Granderson came up in the 6th inning. With left-handed reliever Tony Sipp pitching, Curtis Granderson hit a high arcing home run to right field that barely cleared the wall but it was enough for his 200th home run of his career. This gave some wiggle room for the Yankees and was enough offense to get the win of the rubber game.

 

Win – Boone Logan (5-2)

Loss – Ubaldo Jimenez (9-13)

Save – Rafael Soriano (33)

 

Notables

Yankees

*Ichiro Suzuki – 2 for 4, R, RBI (42)

*Curtis Granderson – 1 for 4, R, Solo Home Run (33) in the 6th, RBI (74)

Indians

*Carlos Santana – 1 for 4, R, 2 RBI (56)

*Jason Kipnis – 3 for 5, R, 2B

 

Current Yankees Record: 74-53

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