McCann, Drew homer, Yankees break 5-game skid, beat Indians

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CLEVELAND — Brian McCann hit a three-run homer, Stephen Drew also connected and the New York Yankees broke a five-game losing streak with an 8-6 win over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday night.

New York remained a half-game behind Toronto, which has won 11 in a row, in the AL East. The teams begin a three-game series in Toronto on Friday night.

Limited to a total of six runs during their skid, the Yankees shook loose as McCann homered in the first inning. Drew hit a solo homer in the second, added an RBI double in the fourth and wound up scoring a career-high four runs.

Nathan Eovaldi (12-2) won his seventh straight decision, allowing four runs in 5 1/3 innings.

Andrew Miller, who blew his first save of the season Tuesday, allowed a run in the ninth on Carlos Santana’s single. Miller is 25 for 26 in save situations.

Trevor Bauer (9-10) gave up six runs in 3 1/3 innings as Cleveland’s four-game winning streak ended.