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CLEVELAND (AP) -- Robinson Cano hit one of New York's five homers and drove in five runs, Andy Pettitte pitched seven solid innings and the Yankees romped to a 14-1 win Tuesday night over the Cleveland Indians, who had starter Carlos Carrasco ejected from his first appearance since 2011.
The 40-year-old Pettitte (2-0) allowed one run and five hits in his second strong start.
Cano hit a two-run double in the second off Carrasco (0-1) and connected for his third homer in two days in the fourth.
Following Cano's two-run shot, Carrasco, who just served a five-game suspension for throwing at a hitter in 2011, drilled Kevin Youkilis in the shoulder with a pitch and got tossed.
Youkilis and Brennan Boesch hit two-run homers and Ichiro Suzuki and Lyle Overbay had solo shots for the Yankees.
With power hitters Alex Rodriguez, Curtis Granderson and Mark Teixeira on the disabled list, New York wasn't expected to hit many homers -- at least not until those guys get back. But after hitting eight in their first six games, the Bronx Bombers have doubled their total since coming to Cleveland.
Cano, who had four hits, arrived for the four-game series batting .130 and without an extra-base hit. In the past two games, he's 7 for 10 with three homers, three doubles and seven RBIs.
Brett Gardner went 4 for 5 with two RBIs and scored three runs. New York had 18 hits.
The seemingly ageless Pettitte carried a shutout into the sixth, when Asdrubal Cabrera hit a leadoff homer. Other than that, the left-hander was in complete control of the Indians, who have been outscored 25-7 in losing their first two home games after a 3-3 start on the road.
Pettitte, the majors' winningest active pitcher, allowed five hits and walked three to earn victory No. 247.
Carrasco was making his first start in two seasons. He made it a memorable one, and possibly his last one for a while.
The right-hander hadn't pitched in the majors since Aug. 3, 2011. He was placed on the disabled list following that outing in Boston, underwent Tommy John surgery the next month and missed last season while recovering. Carrasco recently served his penalty for throwing at Kansas City's Billy Butler two seasons ago.
Before the game, Indians manager Terry Francona was excited about seeing Carrasco.
"The kid has gone through a lot to get back here," Francona said.
He may have to go through some more.
Carrasco gave up five runs in three innings -- all with two outs. He retired the first two in the fourth and walked Gardner. Cano then hit a deep shot to left field to make it 7-0. Carrasco then came in high and tight on Youkilis, who had no chance of ducking from the fastball.
As Youkilis headed to first, plate umpire Jordan Baker casually strolled the mound and tossed the ball back to Carrasco before signaling for him to leave. Carrasco didn't seem aware that he had been ejected and stood on the infield grass with his teammates. Francona came out to argue with Baker as Yankees manager Joe Girardi watched intently from the top step of New York's dugout.
Carrasco's ejection led Francona to bring in Brett Myers, who was scheduled to start Wednesday's game.
The Yankees showed no mercy, scoring two in the sixth, four in the eighth and one in the ninth off Myers, who was charged with seven runs and three homers.
Suzuki's homer in the third put the Yankees ahead 5-0 and continued their trend of scoring with two outs.
Carrasco worked out of trouble in the first. He gave up a leadoff double to Gardner and flubbed Cano's comebacker for an error. But Carrasco battled back by striking out Youkilis and getting Travis Hafner, who hit a tone-setting three-run homer in the first on Monday, to ground into an inning-ending double play.
Carrasco wasn't so fortunate in the second, when the Yankees scored four times -- again with two outs.
After getting his second double play, Carrasco gave up singles to Eduardo Nunez and Overbay before walking No. 9 hitter Francisco Cervelli. Gardner followed with a two-run single and Cano roped a double over the head of Drew Stubbs, making his first start this season in center.
NOTES: Hafner's 100 career homers at Progressive Field are third-most in the ballpark's history, trailing Jim Thome (190) and Manny Ramirez (132). ... Indians CF and leadoff man Michael Bourn was given the night off by Francona, who said the move had been planned for several days. ... Francona is 81-80 in his career managing against the Yankees. He went 6-6 in four seasons with Philadelphia and 75-72 in eight seasons with Boston. ... Myers has allowed seven homers in 10 1-3 innings.
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