NYY 6, Cleveland 4

June 27, 2012 – 11:20 am

Wow, that’s back-to-back “easy” wins for the Yankees. They haven’t had one of those in a couple of weeks, forget about two in a row. What’s the difference? Looks like maybe, just maybe, the offense is starting to come alive. They’ve gone 5-for-11 with RISP over these two games, and yesterday actually scored 5 of their 6 runs without benefit of the home run. Of course the irony is that what ultimately proved to be the game winner was A-Rod’s homer in the seventh. But that was the case only because Corey Wade once again got pounded. I trust that will be enough to insure Girardi doesn’t use him in high leverage situations over the foreseeable future.

As welcome as the offensive outburst was, it was also nice to see Phil Hughes bounce back from his last outing and deliver eight very strong innings of shutout ball. Hughes pretty much cruised all the way, only allowing more than one base runner in just two innings, and only allowing three runners to even get in scoring position. Now let’s see how many more quality starts he can put together before his next A.J. act!

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E SO BB
Indians 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 10 0 4 1
Yankees 0 3 0 0 1 0 1 1 X 6 11 0 3 3
WP: P. Hughes (8-6)   LP: J. Masterson (4-7)   S: R. Soriano (16)
QS: NYY – P. Hughes (8 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO, 0 HR)
HR: NYY – A. Rodriguez, CLE– J. Lopez
LOB: NYY 8, CLE 5   RISP: NYY 4-for-8, CLE 2-for-11

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