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Indians 3, Yankees 0

By By The Sports Xchange
Published On: Aug 09 2014 03:25:53 PM CDT
Updated On: Aug 09 2014 03:25:53 PM CDT

NEW YORK -- Corey Kluber struck out 10 in six outstanding innings and the Cleveland Indians snapped a four-game losing streak with a 3-0 victory over the New York Yankees Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.

Rookie shortstop Jose Ramirez had three hits, including a two-run home run, the first in his career. Designated hitter Michael Brantley added his 17th home run as the Indians snapped a seven-game losing streak in New York.

Kluber (13-6) allowed four hits and posted his career-high sixth straight victory. He held the Yankees hitless into the fourth and struck out every Yankee except for shortstop Derek Jeter and outfielder Ichiro Suzuki at least once.

Kluber also gave up Jeter's 3,431th hit, an infield single on a slow roller to third base that moved the Yankees captain past Hall of Famer Honus Wagner into sole possession of sixth place on the all-time list. He also gave up two hits to center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury and an infield single to Suzuki, who moved past George Sisler for 48th place on the all-time list with 2,810 hits.

The right-hander finished strong after allowing those notable hits, especially after giving up Jeter's hit.

Kluber struck out the side with two on in the sixth, getting designated hitter Carlos Beltran on three pitches before fanning first baseman Chase Headley and second baseman Stephen Drew.

That gave Kluber his seventh double-digit strikeout game of the season, third in the last five starts and ninth in his career. He would have gone deeper but when he ended the sixth he was at 109 pitches.

Reliever Scott Atchison pitched a hitless seventh, getting two good plays from Ramirez. Bryan Shaw struck out the side in the eighth despite putting two on with one out but worked out of it by fanning Beltran and Headley.

Closer Cody Allen struck out two in the ninth for his 15th save.

Starter Brandon McCarthy (4-1) took his first loss as a Yankee, allowing two runs and six hits in 6 1/3 innings. He gave up Ramirez's home run with two outs in the second inning and nearly came out of the game after Brantley's comebacker hit him in the right foot in the third but he stayed in and retired 10 of the next 12 hitters before allowing two hits in the seventh.

The Yankees (61-55) lost for the second time in seven games as they went 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position and had a season-high 15 strikeouts.

NOTES: The Yankees honored former outfielder and four-time World Series champion Paul O'Neill with a plaque in Monument Park. O'Neill is the third former Yankee to get that honor this year. First baseman Tino Martinez and Hall of Fame reliever Goose Gossage also were honored in June and former manager Joe Torre will get the same honor in two weeks. ... New York C Brian McCann was placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list after taking a foul ball off the mask in the third inning Friday. The Yankees recalled C Austin Romine from Triple-A Scranton Wilkes Barre. The Yankees also announced the unconditional release of 2B Brian Roberts, who was designated for assignment on July 31. ... New York 1B Mark Teixeira (left pinkie) missed his third straight game and 32nd overall ... Cleveland OF Michael Brantley started at designated hitter for the second straight game. Brantley is still feeling the effects of a leg injury from running into a wall making a catch Wednesday. ... LF David Murphy batted second in Cleveland's lineup for the third time this season. He left the game with discomfort in his right side.

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