The Yankees got the scoring started during a rally in the second inning on an RBI single by Ichiro Suzuki. Derek Jeter's ground-out followed and scored Raul Ibanez. Nick Swisher's RBI single followed and scored Ichiro to cap a three-run Yankee inning. The Indians got two runs back in the fifth inning on a Carlos Santana two-RBI single. Curtis Granderson gave New York an insurance run on a solo shot in the sixth inning off Tony Sipp.
Freddy Garcia got the start for the Yankees and went 4.2 innings, giving up four hits, two earned runs and two walks while striking out six batters. Ubaldo Jimenez got the start for the Indians, giving up eight hits and three earned runs in five innings in the loss.
Boone Logan picked up the win for New York for pitching 1.2 innings after replacing Garcia. Logan allowed just one hit and struck out two batters. Rafael Soriano got his 33rd save of the season for pitching the final 1.1 innings for the Yankees. He allowed one hit and no runs.
The Yankees (74-53) will begin their next series on Monday against the Toronto Blue Jays (56-70) at Yankee Stadium.
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