Lindor homers, Sabathia hurt as Indians beat Yankees 4-3
NEW YORK — Francisco Lindor homered off Dellin Betances in the eighth, Trevor Bauer threw 6 1-3 strong innings and CC Sabathia exited with an injury as the Cleveland Indians defeated the New York Yankees 4-3 on Andy Pettitte Day in the Bronx on Sunday.
Carlos Santana homered off Sabathia for the Indians, who have won five of their last six games at Yankee Stadium. Sabathia departed in the third inning with right knee pain.
Lindor’s homer, the rookie’s second blast in two games, came moments after Carlos Beltran hit a game-tying double off reliever Bryan Shaw (2-2) in the seventh.
Lindor became the first left-handed batter to homer off Betances (6-3), who had faced 302 left-handed hitters without allowing a homer.
Sabathia struggled with his command from the onset, throwing behind the first two batters before Santana’s blast. The homer was Santana’s first against a left-hander this season.