The Yankees were shutout in the first game. Then their pitching staff delivered a shutout of their own in the second. Rookies Vidal Nuno and Adam Warren combined for a gem, keeping the hard-hitting Indians off the board for a 7-0 Yankees win that salvaged a split of today’s doubleheader. Nuno delivered five scoreless innings in his first big league start, and Warren finished with four scoreless for his first professional save at any level. The offense, so helpless against Justin Masterson in the opener, had it second highest scoring game of the month. An error gave the Yankees an early run, but it was a six-run seventh that broke things open. That inning was kick started by doubles from Corban Joseph and Austin Romine. It was Joseph’s first big league hit, and Romine’s first big league hit since 2011.
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