Derek Jeter’s final memory of baseball in Cleveland won’t be a fond one.
For the second time in three nights, the Cleveland Indians came from behind, scoring nine runs from the seventh inning on to beat the New York Yankees 9-3.
Asdrubal Cabrera’s three-run triple in the seventh inning got the Tribe on the board and knotted up the score at 3-3. The next batter, Michael Brantley, roped a line drive into center field where Jacoby Ellsbury made a great diving catch. With Cabrera standing on third, though, the Indians took a 4-3 lead and Brantley notched his team-leading 61st RBI.
A night after playing 14 innings and using seven different pitchers, the last thing the Indians wanted to see was their bullpen in the game in the fifth inning, but that’s exactly what happened as starter T.J. House was only able to make it 4 2/3 innings.
It wasn’t entirely House’s fault though, as hid defense didn’t do him any favors. They committed just one error, but several plays that could have been made weren’t to extend innings.
House allowed three earned runs on eight hits, two walks, a home run and a hit batter. He struck out five.
Catcher Roberto Perez, making his major league debut, went 2-for-3 and homered in the eighth inning.
Carlos Santana added on with a homer later in the inning to complete the Indians five-run eighth.
Cabrera did the brunt of the damage for the Indians, going 2-for-4 with a walk, triple, three RBI and a run. Jason Kipnis reached base four times out of the leadoff spot on three singles and a walk. He stole a base and scored a run. Recent acquisition Chris Dickerson also racked up three hits.
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