The Indians losing streak hit five games Wednesday afternoon in the Bronx after the Yankees swept the Wahoos 5-4.
Cleveland let a 3-2 lead slip away in the 6th inning when the Yanks plated three runs to take the lead for good.
The loss was tagged on starter Ubaldo Jimenez, who is now 7-6. He went six innings , gave up four hits and four runs; all earned.
Two Cleveland runs in the 5th inning gave the Indians the lead, but it was short lived.
Asdrubal Cabrera singled to left to drive in Lou Marson and tie the game at two.
Then Jason Kipnis single to left gave the Indians the 3-2 lead. That only lasted until the 6th, when Robinson Cano hit a two-run homer to give the Bronx Bombers the lead 4-3. Chavez singled to make it a 5-3 New York lead.
In the top of the ninth, the Indians loaded the bases and got within one run when Michael Brantley walked to force in Cleveland’s fourth run. The rally ended and the losing skid continues.
The Indians travel to Baltimore and start a series against the Orioles on Thursday night.