Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) – Mark Teixeira and Brett Gardner each had two hits and two runs batted in, as the New York Yankees roughed up Fausto Carmona in an 8-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians.
Robinson Cano doubled and slugged his 19th home run of the season for the Yankees, who have won two of three so far in this four-game series. Alex Rodriguez finished 2-for-5 with an RBI, but remained stuck on 599 career homers. It has been six games since he hit No. 599 versus Kansas City last Thursday.
The Yankees totaled 13 hits — six for extra bases — and all the offense made a winner of A.J. Burnett (9-8), who allowed seven hits, walked three and struck out seven in 6 1/3 shutout innings to win for the second consecutive start. He threw five scoreless innings Friday against the Royals.
Carmona (10-8) lasted just 2 2/3 innings in his shortest start of the season. He gave up seven runs on 10 hits and a walk, and threw 73 pitches.
Trevor Crowe had three hits for the Indians, who lost for the fifth time in their last seven games.