Bronx Bombers Beat Up Tribe 7-1
NEW YORK CITY — Monday certainly wasn’t Josh Tomlin’s day. The Indians starter struggled against the American League East leading New York Yankees.
Tomlin finished just 3 innings and gave up 6 hits and 6 earned runs. The third inning was one for Tomlin to forget. With two outs in the second, Tomlin gave up back to back home runs to Robinson Cano and Nick Swisher. The Yankees would go on to defeat the Tribe 7-1.
Cano went 2 for 4 on the night and had 3 RBI. Dewayne Wise was in the lineup for New York again and he found a rhythm against the Indians. Wise only had 4 hits all season, but Monday night he went 2-3 with 3 RBI and hit his first home run of the year.
Hiroki Kuroda kept Cleveland scoreless in the 7 innings he pitched. Kuroda gave up 7 hits, but also struck out 7 batters. Kuroda gave up two hits in the seventh and was relieved by Clay Rapada. Lonnie Chisenhall was able to score off of Rapada, with a Jason Kipnis sacrifice fly, but the bats were not able to rally up to New York’s 7 runs.
After a Friday explosion, the Cleveland offense has gone silent, scoring only 3 runs in 3 games.
Game 2 of the three game series is Tuesday night at 7:05. Indians ace Justin Masterson (4-6) will take on Phil Hughes (7-6).
Fox 8 intern Gabriel Kramer contributed to this report.