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Comeback walks away
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Indians 5, Yankees 4
Phil Hughes allowed four runs on five hits in five innings, striking out six. (Tony Dejak/AP)
Mark Teixeira's two-run double in the eighth, after a two-run homer in the sixth, brought the Yankees back from a four-run deficit to save starter Phil Hughes from a loss, but reliever David Robertson allowed the Indians the game-winner in the bottom of the ninth.
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Series at a glance:
NYY
NY Yankees (29-21)
Lost 1
Cleveland 5, NY Yankees 4   CLE
Cleveland (22-30)
Won 1
May 31, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Yankees
0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0   4 10 0
Cleveland
0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 1   5 9 1
Standings thru 5/31/09  |  Recap: NYY | CLE  |  Gameday  |  Yankees stats  |  Indians stats
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, SS 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 .306
Damon, LF 4 2 2 0 0 0 1 .301
Teixeira, 1B 4 1 2 4 0 0 1 .281
Rodriguez, Al, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .260
Cano, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .314
Matsui, DH 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 .263
  1-Pena, R, PR-DH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246
Swisher, RF 3 0 1 0 0 2 1 .229
Gardner, B, CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .270
Cervelli, C 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286
  a-Posada, PH-C 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .310
Totals 34 4 10 4 1 4 11  

a-Struck out for Cervelli in the 8th.
1-Ran for Matsui in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Jeter (12, Pavano), Damon (12, Perez, R), Teixeira (12, Herges).
HR: Teixeira (16, 6th inning off Pavano, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Teixeira 6; Matsui; Jeter 3; Damon 3; Gardner, B; Rodriguez, Al; Swisher.
RBI: Teixeira 4 (44).
2-out RBI: Teixeira 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rodriguez, Al; Cano.
SAC: Swisher.
GIDP: Gardner, B, Posada.
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Cano (2, 2nd base by Pavano/Shoppach).

 
Cleveland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Cabrera, A, SS 4 2 2 0 0 1 0 .318
Francisco, B, LF 3 1 2 0 2 1 0 .275
Peralta, Jh, 3B 4 0 3 3 0 0 2 .269
Choo, RF 2 0 0 1 0 0 3 .296
DeRosa, DH 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 .266
Garko, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .256
Shoppach, C 4 0 0 0 0 4 1 .211
Valbuena, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .188
Crowe, CF 3 2 1 0 1 0 0 .184
Totals 29 5 9 5 4 9 10  

BATTING
2B: Crowe (2, Hughes, P), Cabrera, A (13, Hughes, P).
TB: Peralta, Jh 3; Crowe 2; Francisco, B 2; Valbuena; Cabrera, A 3.
RBI: Peralta, Jh 3 (21), DeRosa (33), Choo (31).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Garko 2; Choo; Valbuena.
SAC: Garko; Cabrera, A.
SF: DeRosa; Choo.
Team RISP: 5-for-10.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Francisco, B (9, 2nd base off Wang/Cervelli).
CS: Valbuena (1, 2nd base by Wang/Cervelli).

FIELDING
E: Cabrera, A (3, fielding).
DP: 2 (Cabrera, A-Garko, Valbuena-Cabrera, A-Garko).

 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hughes, P 5.0 5 4 4 1 6 0 5.45
Wang 3.0 3 0 0 1 3 0 16.07
Coke (L, 1-3) 0.1 0 1 1 1 0 0 4.79
Robertson, D 0.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2.45
 
Cleveland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Pavano 7.1 7 3 3 0 4 1 5.29
Perez, R 0.0 1 1 1 0 0 0 14.66
Betancourt, R 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.71
Herges (BS, 1) 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.13
Wood, K (W, 2-2) 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 6.00

Perez, R pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

HBP: Peralta, Jh (by Hughes, P), Choo (by Hughes, P).
Pitches-strikes: Hughes, P 95-66, Wang 42-28, Coke 11-5, Robertson, D 10-3, Pavano 89-64, Perez, R 2-1, Betancourt, R 3-1, Herges 13-6, Wood, K 17-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Hughes, P 4-4, Wang 4-1, Coke 1-0, Robertson, D 0-0, Pavano 8-7, Perez, R 0-0, Betancourt, R 0-0, Herges 2-0, Wood, K 2-0.
Batters faced: Hughes, P 23, Wang 12, Coke 2, Robertson, D 2, Pavano 28, Perez, R 1, Betancourt, R 0, Herges 3, Wood, K 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Robertson, D 1-1, Perez, R 1-0, Betancourt, R 2-0, Herges 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Jeff Nelson. 1B: Mark Carlson. 2B: Tim Tschida. 3B: Bob Davidson.
Weather: 56 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 12 mph, In from CF.
T: 3:21.
Att: 29,405.
Venue: Progressive Field.
May 31, 2009
May 31, 2009

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