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.