The New York Yankees lost game one of a doubleheader to the Cleveland Indians by the score of 1-0. They won game two by the score of 7-0, it was a traditional doubleheader where they played the second game right after the first one. David Phelps started the first game and pitched well and in the second game Vidal Nuno really pitched well in his first major league start. The Yankees bullpen was also good with Adam Warren giving four shutout innings in the second game and Preston Claiborne and Boone Logan pitching well in the first game. The Yankees were without David Robertson and Mariano Rivera in these games so it was huge for the other guys to step up. The offense in the first game didn’t do anything but in game two they stepped up.
David Phelps pitched 6 2/3 innings giving up four hits and a run with five walks and seven strikeouts in game one. Logan pitched to one batter and struck him out and Claiborne pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out one. In game two Nuno pitched five shutout innings giving up three hits and three walks and struck out three. Warren pitched four shutout innings giving up two hits and striking out four.
Justin Masterson picked up his sixth win in game one pitching a complete game shutout. He gave up four hits and three walks with nine strikeouts. In game two Trevor Bauer lost his second game of the season pitching 6 1/3 innings. He gave up six hits and three runs with two of them being earned. He walked two and struck out four. Nick Hagadone pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up three hits and four runs with three of them being earned. He walked one and struck out one. Matt Albers pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and striking out one and David Huff pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up a hit and striking out two.
In game one Brett Gardner, Brennan Boesch, Chris Stewart and Chris Nelson each had a hit. Travis Hafner, Corban Joseph and Lyle Overbay each drew a walk. The Yankees were 1-3 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. Gardner drew a walk in game two, Jayson Nix had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk and Cano had a hit. Wells had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk, Overbay had a hit and two RBI and Ben Francisco had a hit. Joseph had a hit, Alberto Gonzalez had two hits and Austin Romine had a hit and an RBI. Joseph, Romine and Overbay each hit a double. The Yankees were 4-12 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.
Michael Bourn drew two walks in game one, Jeff Kipnis had a hit and an RBI and Asdrubel Cabrera had a hit. Nick Swisher had a hit, Carlos Santana drew two walks and Mark Reynolds drew a walk. Michael Brantley had a hit, Drew Stubbs had a hit and Cabrera and Stubbs each hit a double. Kipnis hit a homerun and the Indians were 0-5 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. Bourn was caught stealing.
Stubbs had a hit and drew a walk in game two, Brantley had a hit and Swisher had a hit and drew a walk. Reynolds drew a walk, Ryan Raburn had a hit and Yunel Gomes had a hit. Swisher hit a double and the Indians were 0-4 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. Santana and Reynolds each committed an error.
The Yankees record is now 24-14 and the Indians record is 21-16. The Yankees will head home and begin a three game series with the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.