The Yankees showed just how good they can be, and they showed just how hard replacing Joba Chamberlain might be in an 11-7 win against the first-place Indians. Curtis Granderson and Alex Rodriguez homered, Ivan Nova pitched seven strong innings and Jorge Posada had three hits, but the real highlight came when Mark Teixeira was hit by a pitch in the second inning. He slammed his helmet on the ground, yelled at Indians starter Fausto Carmona, and setoff a benches-clearing argument that had managers Joe Girardi and Manny Acta in a toe-to-two shouting match. Three rookie relievers tried to close out the win, but the Yankees ultimately went to Mariano Rivera to close out what had been a blowout.
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