CLEVELAND — Young Trevor Bauer went 7 strong innings and allowed just 2 earned runs in leading the Indians to a 5-3 win over the Yankees at Progressive Field.
The Yankees took a 2-0 lead on the Tribe in the first inning. The first run came thanks to a Mark Texiera RBI single. The second run was a result of a throwing error by Yan Gomes.
Cleveland answered in the bottom of the first as Michael Brantley doubled in Jason Kipnis to make it 2-1.
New York increased the lead to 3-1 in the second, but Brantley struck again in the bottom of the fifth inning. His double plated Chris Dickerson and it was 3-2.
The Tribe took the lead against Masahiro Tanaka in the bottom of the 6th inning as Nick Swisher hit his 7th homer of the year, a two-run shot.
In the bottom of the 7th, Brantley was at it again, belting his 14th homer of the season to send Tanaka to the showers. Brantley was 3 for 4 with 3 RBIs and one run scored. It was the first time this year he allowed 5 runs.
Bryan Shaw and Cody Allen each handled the 8th and 9th to end the game.
The series continues Wednesday night at Progressive Field.