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Yankees 9, Indians 1: New York Routs Cleveland

The New York Yankees and Cleveland Indians have one game left in an unusual four-game weekend 'wrap-around' series. The way things are going, the Yankees are going to hate to see the reeling Indians leave town. New York walloped Cleveland Sunday, 9-1, their third straight victory over Cleveland, which has now lost nine of 10.

The Yankees banged out 18 hits Sunday and have won the first three games of this four-game series by a combined score of 24-8.

Freddy Garcia pitched into the seventh inning for the victory, evening his record at 5-5. Offensively, Alex Rodriguez knocked in three runs, keying a five-run fifth with a two-run double and finished with three hits. Curtis Granderson had four hits, two RBI and two runs scored and Brett Gardner sparked each of New York's run-scoring innings with two doubles and a triple. Derek Jeter had two hits for the Yankees to reach 2,993 for his career, while Cleveland's Orlando Cabrera reached 2,000 hits with a single in the second inning.

The Yankees have bounced back nicely to even their record to 3-3 on a 10-game homestand that started inauspiciously when they were swept in three games by the rival Red Sox.

Final - 6.12.2011 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cleveland Indians 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 8 0
New York Yankees 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 3 X 9 18 1
WP: Freddy Garcia (5 - 5)
LP: Josh Tomlin (7 - 4)

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