Jul 7, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Shane Green delivers in the first inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Greene Solid In Debut Start As Yankees Beat Indians


Shane Greene deserves one more start. At least that. Greene in his first major league start went six solid innings and didn’t give up a hit until the fifth and got the run support he needed early on  as the Yankees beat the Indians by a score of 5-3.

The Yankees got to Justin Masterson early and often. In the second, Brian McCann led off with a double and scored on a double by Brian Roberts. Ichiro Suzuki singled, but got thrown out trying to stretch it to second. A walk and a hit by pitch would load the bases. Brett Gardner singled in a run and Derek Jeter‘s walk made it 3-0.

In the third, Mark Teixeira walked and McCann singled to KO Masterson. In came Kyle Crockett and after a flyout, Ichiro’s single made it 4-0. After a balk and a hit by pitch loaded the bases, Francisco Cervelli brought home run number five.

Ex-Yankee Nick Swisher broke up Greene’s no-hit bit in the fifth with his sixth homer of the year. In the sixth, Chris Dickerson singled, went to second on a groundout and scored on Asdrubal Cabrera‘s RBI single.

David Huff came in and in the eighth gave up Yan Gomes‘ 11th homer of the year. Dellin Betances came in and pitched two innings for his first major league save.

It’s #TanakaTuesday tomorrow as Masahiro Tanaka will take on Trevor Bauer in game two of this series at 7:05.

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