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Dellucci wins it
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Indians 5, Yankees 3
David Dellucci (center) celebrates Tuesday's pinch-hit homer. (Julie Jacobson/AP)
Pinch-hitter David Dellucci reversed the Tribe's fortunes with one swing in the eighth inning, drilling a three-run homer off Joba Chamberlain to set up a series-opening victory at Yankee Stadium. Rafael Betancourt recorded his third save.
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Series at a glance:
CLE
Cleveland (15-17)
Won 1
Cleveland 5, NY Yankees 3   NYY
NY Yankees (17-17)
Lost 1
May 6, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Cleveland
0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0   5 6 0
NY Yankees
1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0   3 8 1
Standings thru 5/6/08  |  Recap: CLE | NYY  |  Gameday  |  Indians stats  |  Yankees stats
ClevelandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Sizemore, CF3100101.270
Carroll, 2B3110000.225
Peralta, SS3212100.219
Garko, 1B4010003.243
Gutierrez, RF3000022.245
  a-Dellucci, PH-LF1113000.274
Hafner, DH4010021.211
Francisco, LF-RF4010011.300
Shoppach, C4000032.275
Marte, 3B3000111.063
Totals325653911 

a-Homered for Gutierrez in the 8th.

BATTING
HR: Peralta (6, 4th inning off Pettitte, 1 on, 1 out), Dellucci (4, 8th inning off Chamberlain, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Carroll; Peralta 4; Garko; Dellucci 4; Hafner; Francisco.
RBI: Peralta 2 (12), Dellucci 3 (12).
2-out RBI: Dellucci 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hafner; Gutierrez.
S: Carroll.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
CS: Francisco (1, 2nd base by Pettitte/Molina).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Gutierrez (Abreu at 3rd base).

 
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, LF5000023.282
Jeter, SS4110100.310
Abreu, RF3000221.299
Matsui, DH3130100.342
Giambi, 1B3112113.157
Cabrera, CF4000015.280
Cano, 2B4011000.157
Betemit, 3B4010001.176
Molina, C3010101.230
Totals333836614 

BATTING
2B: Giambi (4, Carmona).
TB: Jeter; Matsui 3; Giambi 2; Cano; Betemit; Molina.
RBI: Giambi 2 (16), Cano (9).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cabrera 2; Damon.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
CS: Abreu (3, 2nd base by Carmona/Shoppach).

FIELDING
E: Jeter (4, throw).

 
ClevelandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Carmona 5.06335202.95
Perez (W, 1-1)2.01001304.11
Lewis, J (H, 2)1.01000003.10
Betancourt (S, 3)1.00000105.93
 
NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Pettitte 6.15221613.77
Farnsworth (H, 4)0.20000103.38
Chamberlain (BS, 1)(L, 1-2)1.01332113.38
Veras 1.00000100.00

WP: Pettitte.
Pitches-strikes: Carmona 95-52, Perez 38-24, Lewis, J 19-12, Betancourt 17-13, Pettitte 104-65, Farnsworth 8-5, Chamberlain 24-12, Veras 15-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Carmona 9-2, Perez 1-2, Lewis, J 1-2, Betancourt 1-1, Pettitte 5-7, Farnsworth 0-1, Chamberlain 1-1, Veras 0-2.
Batters faced: Carmona 24, Perez 8, Lewis, J 4, Betancourt 3, Pettitte 25, Farnsworth 2, Chamberlain 6, Veras 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Farnsworth 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Gerry Davis. 1B: Brian Gorman. 2B: Scott Barry. 3B: Sam Holbrook.
Weather: 73 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 3 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:19.
Att: 50,713.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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