1. Brett Gardner LF
2. Derek Jeter SS
3. Jacoby Ellsbury CF
4. Mark Teixeira 1B
5. Carlos Beltran DH
6. Stephen Drew 2B
7. Martin Prado 3B
8. Ichiro Suzuki RF
9. Francisco Cervelli C
Hiroki Kuroda RHP
1. Jason Kipnis 2B
2. Jose Ramirez SS
3. Michael Brantley DH
4. Carlos Santana 1B
5. Yan Gomes C
6. Lonnie Chisenhall 3B
7. Zach Walters LF
8. Chris Dickerson CF
9. Ryan Raburn RF
Carlos Carrasco RHP
Umpires: Brian O’Nora HP, D.J. Reyburn 1B, Dan Bellino 2B, Jeff Kellogg 3B
Weather: partly cloudy, 83 degrees
TV/Radio: YES/WFAN 660, 101.9
Milestone: David Robertson needs one strikeout to become the fastest to reach 500 in franchise history. He has 499 in 373 2/3 innings. David Cone had 500 in his first 486 1/3 innings with the Yankees.
No. 4: The Yankees have been the fourth-most successful team in the majors since the All-Star break, going 14-8, a .636 winning percentage. The Rays (13-6, .684), the Orioles (15-7, .682) and the Royals (14-7, .667) are ahead of them.
Update, 1:16: The Indians go up 1-0 in a hurry, single, infield out, wild pitch, single by Brantley, his 75th RBI.
Update, 1:35: Teixeira lines out to Kipnis in shallow right, strands Ellsbury at second to end the first.
Update, 1:43: Kuroda gets a double-play ball to end the second. The Indians, by the way, put both Nick Swisher (sore knee) and David Murphy (abdominal strain) on the DL today. It’s been a dreadful season for Swisher, .208, 8 HR, 42 RBI, 9 errors.
Update, 1:52: Drew lines a one-out single and then Prado and Ichiro strike out, 1-0 after two.
Update, 2:03: Brantley drives in another, sac fly to right, 2-0.
Update, 2:16: The Yankees have two hits in three innings. Carrasco is just rejoining the rotation after going 0-3 with a 6.95 ERA in four April starts. He was doing well in the bullpen, but had a 6.27 career ERA in five appearances/three starts vs. the Yankees.
Update, 2:24: Kuroda has had at least one runner on in all four innings, just finished a one-walk, four-batter fourth.
Update, 2:32: The Yankees go a quiet 1-2-3. Seems like I’ve written that after a lot of innings this season.
Update, 2:45: The Indians have the bases loaded, two outs in the fifth. Huff is warming. The scoreboard has Kuroda at 92 pitches.
Update, 2:49: Kuroda is done after 4 2/3, walks Gomes to force in a run, 3-0 Indians.
Update, 2:53: Huff gets out of the inning.
Update, 3:00: The Yankees go a quiet 1-2-3. By the way, more on Carrasco, who has allowed two hits in five innings and retired the last 11. He was 0-12 with an 8.09 ERA in his last 17 starts dating to July of 2011.
Update, 3:09: Strong inning for Huff, been a valuable pickup. Carrasco is done. Righty C.C. Lee comes on.
Update, 3:18: Lee does his Carrasco impression, retires the side in order. Heading for the seventh, 3-0.
Update, 3:25: Kelley comes on with runners at the corners and one out.
Update, 3:33: Strikeout, then RBI single for Gomes, 4-0. Bryan Mitchell is warming with two outs.
Update, 3:35: Chisenhall strikes out to end the inning. Scott Atchison on to pitch the last of the seventh.
Update, 3:42: Teixeira singles with one out and Beltran erases him with a double-play ball. Mitchell will now make his big-league debut.
Update, 3:55: Mitchell gets Kipnis swinging at a 96 mph fastball, stranding a runner at second. Bottom eight now. Bryan Shaw is on to pitch. The Yankees haven’t scored for 18 straight innings.
Update, 4:03: Nineteen straight innings. Ichiro doubles with two outs and Cervelli goes down swinging. The Yankees are up to four hits.
Update, 4:09: Mitchell has a nice debut, two hitless innings, only allowed a walk. Cody Allen will try to close it out like yesterday.
Update, 4:18: Ellsbury solo homer, but then Teixeira grounds out to end it. The Yankees lose the rubber game of the series 4-1.