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Yankees 6, Indians 3
Johnny Damon kicked off the scoring with a solo homer in the fourth inning. (AP)
Both hitting below .200, Robinson Cano and Jason Giambi gave the Yankees a big boost Thursday. Cano had a pair of hits, including a solo homer, while Giambi hit a two-run shot. Johnny Damon and Wilson Betemit also went deep to back Mike Mussina's fourth straight win.
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Series at a glance:
CLE
Cleveland (16-18)
Lost 1
NY Yankees 6, Cleveland 3   NYY
NY Yankees (18-18)
Won 1
May 8, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Cleveland
0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0   3 6 0
NY Yankees
0 0 0 3 1 0 2 0 X   6 9 0
Standings thru 5/8/08  |  Recap: CLE | NYY  |  Gameday  |  Indians stats  |  Yankees stats
ClevelandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Sizemore, CF4010001.264
Carroll, 2B4000012.205
Dellucci, DH4000021.259
Peralta, SS4000021.221
Francisco, LF3110000.353
Gutierrez, RF4120001.255
Garko, 1B4000004.234
Blake, 3B3112001.210
Shoppach, C3011001.261
Totals333630512 

BATTING
2B: Blake (8, Mussina), Francisco (2, Rivera).
TB: Sizemore; Francisco 2; Gutierrez 2; Blake 2; Shoppach.
RBI: Blake 2 (22), Shoppach (3).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Garko.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
DP: 3 (Carroll-Peralta-Garko, Peralta-Garko, Peralta-Garko).

 
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, LF4122000.280
Jeter, SS4010011.298
Abreu, RF3000101.299
Matsui, DH4120001.345
Giambi, 1B3112001.163
Cabrera, CF3000001.272
Cano, 2B3221000.172
Betemit, 3B3111001.200
Molina, C3000011.209
Totals30696127 

BATTING
2B: Cano (4, Byrd), Damon (13, Byrd).
HR: Damon (5, 4th inning off Byrd, 0 on, 0 out), Giambi (6, 4th inning off Byrd, 1 on, 2 out), Cano (4, 7th inning off Byrd, 0 on, 1 out), Betemit (1, 7th inning off Kobayashi, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Damon 6; Jeter; Matsui 2; Giambi 4; Cano 6; Betemit 4.
RBI: Damon 2 (16), Giambi 2 (18), Cano (10), Betemit (2).
2-out RBI: Giambi 2; Damon.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Jeter.
GIDP: Cabrera; Abreu.
Team LOB: 1.

 
ClevelandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Byrd (L, 1-3)6.18550034.28
Kobayashi 0.21110112.20
Julio 1.00001103.38
 
NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Mussina (W, 5-3)5.04330304.36
Ohlendorf (H, 1)2.01000104.70
Chamberlain (H, 8)1.00000103.14
Rivera (S, 9)1.01000000.00

HBP: Francisco (by Mussina).
Pitches-strikes: Byrd 81-52, Kobayashi 8-5, Julio 15-8, Mussina 86-58, Ohlendorf 20-15, Chamberlain 12-9, Rivera 15-11.
Ground outs-fly outs: Byrd 10-9, Kobayashi 1-0, Julio 0-1, Mussina 7-5, Ohlendorf 0-5, Chamberlain 1-1, Rivera 2-1.
Batters faced: Byrd 25, Kobayashi 3, Julio 3, Mussina 20, Ohlendorf 7, Chamberlain 3, Rivera 4.
Umpires: HP: Scott Barry. 1B: Sam Holbrook. 2B: Gerry Davis. 3B: Brian Gorman.
Weather: 74 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 15 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:33.
Att: 53,227.

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