The Yankees thin offense was seriously overwhelming this afternoon, beaten 1-0 in the first game of today’s doubleheader in Cleveland. The second game is supposed to start in roughly 20 minutes. Despite five walks, Yankees starter David Phelps managed to last 6.2 innings while allowing only one run. He nearly went a full seven innings, and looked disgusted with himself when he walked his final batter. Ultimately, though, Phelps gave the Yankees all they could ask for, pitching deep in the game and limiting the Indians to just one run on a Jason Kipnis solo homer in the first. The Yankees offense, however, was not up to the challenge against Justin Masterson. The Yankees had just four hits, and two of those game in the second inning when they loaded the bases with a two-out rally that fell one hit short of a run. Masterson went all nine innings with nine strikeouts, including pinch hitter Vernon Wells to end the game.
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