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Yanks take first
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Yankees 3, Indians 1
Mark Teixeira hits an RBI groundout in the second inning. (Tony Dejak/AP)
The Yanks jumped ahead early on Derek Jeter's RBI single, and Andy Pettitte held off the Tribe for five innings before leaving with back stiffness. The 'pen was up to the task -- Alfredo Aceves and Mariano Rivera preserved the win, which moved the club into sole possession of first.
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Series at a glance:
NYY
NY Yankees (28-20)
Won 2
NY Yankees 3, Cleveland 1   CLE
Cleveland (21-29)
Lost 1
May 29, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Yankees
0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   3 10 0
Cleveland
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0   1 8 0
Standings thru 5/29/09  |  Recap: NYY | CLE  |  Gameday  |  Yankees stats  |  Indians stats
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, SS 5 0 2 1 0 0 1 .299
Damon, LF 5 0 1 0 0 1 2 .299
Teixeira, 1B 5 0 1 1 0 0 2 .273
Rodriguez, Al, 3B 4 0 1 0 1 1 2 .257
Cano, 2B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .318
Posada, C 3 0 2 0 1 1 3 .325
Matsui, DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 5 .250
Swisher, RF 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 .227
Gardner, B, CF 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 .279
Totals 35 3 10 3 3 5 20  

BATTING
2B: Posada (7, Lee, Cl).
TB: Posada 3; Cano; Teixeira; Rodriguez, Al; Jeter 2; Damon; Swisher; Gardner, B.
RBI: Jeter (23), Teixeira (40), Swisher (28).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Posada 2; Rodriguez, Al 2; Gardner, B; Matsui 2; Damon.
SAC: Gardner, B.
SF: Swisher.
Team RISP: 2-for-12.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
DP: (Jeter-Cano-Teixeira).

 
Cleveland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Cabrera, A, SS 5 0 2 0 0 2 3 .323
Sizemore, G, DH 5 0 1 0 0 1 3 .223
Martinez, V, 1B 4 0 0 0 1 0 3 .352
Peralta, Jh, 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 .262
DeRosa, LF 3 1 1 0 1 1 3 .267
Francisco, B, RF-CF 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 .267
Carroll, 2B 3 0 0 0 1 1 3 .286
Shoppach, C 4 0 1 0 0 1 6 .229
Crowe, CF 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .171
  a-Choo, PH-RF 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 .293
Totals 33 1 8 1 5 6 24  

a-Hit a sacrifice fly for Crowe in the 6th.

BATTING
TB: Cabrera, A 2; DeRosa; Francisco, B 2; Shoppach; Choo; Sizemore, G.
RBI: Choo (29).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: DeRosa 2; Cabrera, A; Shoppach; Martinez, V.
SF: Choo.
GIDP: Shoppach.
Team RISP: 0-for-7.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
SB: Francisco, B (8, 2nd base off Aceves, A/Posada).

 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Pettitte (W, 5-1) 5.0 6 1 1 5 1 0 4.10
Aceves, A (H, 2) 3.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 2.75
Rivera (S, 10) 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2.61
 
Cleveland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lee, Cl (L, 2-6) 6.0 9 3 3 2 5 0 3.16
Herges 2.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1.17
Perez, R 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13.89

Pettitte pitched to 2 batters in the 6th.

Pitches-strikes: Pettitte 84-45, Aceves, A 42-26, Rivera 16-11, Lee, Cl 112-71, Herges 28-17, Perez, R 11-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Pettitte 4-4, Aceves, A 3-2, Rivera 1-0, Lee, Cl 9-3, Herges 4-2, Perez, R 2-0.
Batters faced: Pettitte 25, Aceves, A 10, Rivera 4, Lee, Cl 29, Herges 8, Perez, R 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Aceves, A 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Tim Tschida. 1B: Bob Davidson. 2B: Jeff Nelson. 3B: Mark Carlson.
Weather: 62 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 8 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:05 (1:25 delay).
Att: 32,802.
Venue: Progressive Field.
May 29, 2009
May 29, 2009

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