Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Yanks Streak Comes to an E-nd

An error by young shortstop Alberto Gonzalez lead to 3 unearned runs and enabled the Cleveland Indians to rally to a 6-5 win over the Yankees in Winter Haven, Florida. The loss snapped the Yankees' unbeaten streak at 5. After trailing 2-0 early, Kevin Reese and Josh Phelps each smacked 2-run home runs to give the Yankees a 4-2 lead entering the bottom of the 7th.

The Indians put 3 on the board against prospect Russ Ohlendorf for a 5-4 lead. The Tribe added an insurance run in the 8th off of Kyle Farnsworth. They would need it as Raul Chavez knocked in a run in the 9th for the Bombers.

Chien-Ming Wang started for the Yankees and was up and down, allowing 2 runs in his 3 innings of work. Grady Sizemore lead off the bottom of the 1st with a solo home run that quickly gave the Indians the lead.

Phil Hughes looked very sharp following Wang; Hughes threw a pair of scoreless innings, picking a runner off of 1st and getting another to hit into a double play.

Reese (3) and Hidek Matsui (2) combined for 5 of the Yankees' 8 hits off of 8 Indians pitchers. Tony Sipp picked up the win for Cleveland, with Jeff Harris notching the save.

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