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Yankees blow an opportunity in Cleveland

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Aug 25, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Yankees had plenty of chances to score and an opportunity to increase their lead in the division, but they failed to take advantage in a 3-1 loss to the Indians. Cleveland snapped a nine-game losing streak by holding the Yankees to 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position, leading to eight runners stranded in a span of three innings. Mark Teixeira’s sixth-inning sacrifice fly drove in the Yankees only run, while the Indians won because of a first-inning, three-run homer by Michael Brantley. Hiroki Kuroda took the loss despite pitching a complete game, allowing just four hits.

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