New York Yankees vs. Cleveland Indians: 5 Takeaways from series

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Aug 13, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; New York Yankees catcher Brian McCann (34) rounds the bases after hitting a three run home run against the Cleveland Indians during the first inning at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

After a disappointing series against the Toronto Blue Jays, the New York Yankees were unable to bounce back against the Cleveland Indians.

Things didn’t start out well for the Yankees, as they blew a great chance to win the opening game of the series, which turned into a 16-inning loss. In Game 2, the offensive woes of late continued, as the Yankees were held to just one run in a great performance by Danny Salazar.

The Yankees’ offense finally came alive in the final game of the series to avoid the sweep. Brian McCann would have the big blast in the first inning that set the tone for the remainder of the game. The top of the Yankees’ order started to turn things around in the third game of the series, as both Jacoby Ellsbury and Brett Gardner were on base multiple times.

Final Scores:

Tuesday: Yankees 4, Indians 5

Wednesday: Yankees 1, Indians 2

Thursday: Yankees 8, Indians 6

Here are five takeaways from the series between the Yankees and the Indians.

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