Bronx, NY (Sports Network) – Alex Rodriguez, Curtis Granderson and Mark Teixeira each hit a solo home run as the New York Yankees topped Cleveland, 4-0, in the second edition of a four-game series at Yankee Stadium.
Brett Gardner added a double for the Yankees, who have taken the first two games in the series after suffering a home sweep at the hands of the rival Red Sox.
Bartolo Colon (5-3) pitched into the seventh inning but departed with a strained left hamstring. The right-hander held Cleveland to two hits and a walk with six strikeouts over 6 2/3 scoreless frames.
Mitch Talbot (2-3) was ejected for hitting Rodriguez in the sixth. He worked 5 2/3 innings and gave up two runs on four hits for the Indians, who have dropped eight of their last nine.