Cleveland (3-8) at NY Yankees (6-5)

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    Time share not swaying Garko's focus

    Starting guarantees -- the days when Victor Martinez catches Fausto Carmona -- come only once every five days for the Indians' Garko, but he hasn't complained about his altered role this year. He'll be in the lineup on Saturday at 3:40 p.m. ET, when the Indians visit the Yankees.

    Indians probable pitcher

    Fausto Carmona

    • #55 RHP
    • (0-2) 9.00 ERA 7 SO
    Carmona endured a rough first inning in his last start at Kansas City, using 42 pitches as the Royals scored three runs. But he battled back to get through five innings on 106 pitches. Carmona said he had such movement on his pitches that the ball was jumping out of the strike zone early. He'll try to fine-tune his repertoire and get back the consistency which made him such a sensation in 2007 when he finished with 19 wins and was fourth in the AL Cy Young voting.
      W-L ERA IP BB SO AVG
    Career 28-27 4.30 420.1 168 260 .265
    Season 0-2 9.00 10.0 6 7 .293
    April 0-4 9.00 10.0 6 7 .293
    Standings - 04/18/2009 W L PCT GB Home Away
    Cleveland Indians (AL Central) 3 8 .273 3.5 1-2 2-6
    New York Yankees (AL East) 6 5 .545 1.5 1-1 5-4
    Stats - 04/18/2009 AVG R HR RBI SB SO ERA IP H BB SO
    CLE .263 58 14 54 7 101 7.16 93.0 110 54 74
    NYY .262 59 17 54 8 74 5.40 95.0 96 41 81
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    Wang will learn if adjustment paid off

    Off one of the worst starts of his career, Chien-Ming Wang won't get much of a break for his next start -- on Saturday at 3:40 p.m. ET -- against an Indians team that has boasted one of the game's more productive offenses over the first two weeks of the season.

    Yankees probable pitcher

    Chien-Ming Wang

    • #40 RHP
    • (0-2) 28.93 ERA 1 SO
    Wang took a pounding in his last start, charged with eight runs and chased in the second inning on April 13 at Tropicana Field. For a second consecutive outing, Wang was unable to keep his sinker down in the zone and paid the price, serving up six hits while walking three -- including a bases-loaded free pass to Evan Longoria on the last of his 61 pitches. Wang was 1-1 with a 1.93 ERA in two starts against Cleveland last season, hurling seven innings of scoreless, four-hit ball on April 27 at Progressive Field, and is 3-2 with a 2.97 ERA in five regular season career starts vs. the Tribe.
      W-L ERA IP BB SO AVG
    Career 54-22 3.98 633.1 184 282 .269
    Season 0-2 28.93 4.2 6 1 .600
    April 0-4 28.93 4.2 6 1 .600

    Indians hitters vs Chien-Ming Wang

      2009 2004-2008
    Hitter AVG AB HR RBI AVG AB HR RBI
    Aguilar, Jesus - - - - - - - -
    Aviles, Mike - - - - - - - -
    Bourn, Michael - - - - .500 2 0 0
    Brantley, Michael - - - - .000 3 0 0
    Chisenhall, Lonnie - - - - - - - -
    Gomes, Yan - - - - - - - -
    Gonzalez, Erik - - - - - - - -
    Holt, Tyler - - - - - - - -
    Kipnis, Jason - - - - - - - -
    Moncrief, Carlos - - - - - - - -
    Murphy, David - - - - .600 5 0 1
    Perez, Roberto - - - - - - - -
    Raburn, Ryan - - - - .333 6 0 0
    Ramirez, Jose - - - - - - - -
    Santana, Carlos - - - - - - - -
    Swisher, Nick - 0 0 0 .167 6 0 0
    Urshela, Giovanny - - - - - - - -
    Walters, Zach - - - - - - - -
    Wolters, Tony - - - - - - - -

    Yankees hitters vs Fausto Carmona

      2009 2004-2008
    Hitter AVG AB HR RBI AVG AB HR RBI
    Austin, Tyler - - - - - - - -
    Beltran, Carlos - - - - - - - -
    Ellsbury, Jacoby - - - - .333 6 0 0
    Flores, Ramon - - - - - - - -
    Gardner, Brett - - - - .000 4 0 0
    Heathcott, Slade - - - - - - - -
    McCann, Brian - - - - .000 3 0 0
    Murphy, John Ryan - - - - - - - -
    Perez, Eury - - - - - - - -
    Pirela, Jose - - - - - - - -
    Prado, Martin - - - - - - - -
    Rodriguez, Alex - - - - .250 8 1 1
    Romine, Austin - - - - - - - -
    Ryan, Brendan - - - - - - - -
    Sanchez, Gary - - - - - - - -
    Teixeira, Mark - - - - .357 14 1 3
    Williams, Mason - - - - - - - -
    Young, Chris - - - - - - - -

    Tribe's 14-spot marks record books (4-8) (6-6)

    Indians 22, Yankees 4

    Indians make history

    The Indians tied a club record by scoring 14 runs in the second inning Saturday, and they also set the record for the most runs scored in a frame against the Yankees. Asdrubal Cabrera belted a grand slam to highlight the big inning as the Tribe cruised to victory. Mark DeRosa drove in six.
     
    Asdrubal Cabrera celebrates his grand slam in the second. (Julie Jacobson/AP)

    Yanks out of it early

    Chien-Ming Wang's struggles continued as he was knocked from the game in the second inning Saturday. Wang and rookie Anthony Claggett allowed 14 runs on 13 hits in the second, which set a record for the most runs and hits allowed by the Yankees in a frame in their history.

    Indians 22, Yankees 4

    Cleveland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
    Sizemore, G, CF 4 3 3 1 1 1 0 .275
      Crowe, CF 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 .238
    DeRosa, 3B 7 2 4 6 0 1 0 .255
    Martinez, V, C 4 2 2 2 1 0 0 .388
      Shoppach, C 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 .286
    Hafner, DH 7 3 3 1 0 2 6 .289
    Peralta, Jh, SS 5 3 3 2 1 0 3 .333
    Choo, RF 4 2 1 3 2 2 4 .275
    Garko, 1B 6 1 2 1 0 0 1 .286
    Francisco, B, LF 5 3 2 0 1 2 6 .211
    Cabrera, A, 2B 6 3 4 5 0 1 1 .351
    Totals 52 22 25 22 6 10 24  

    BATTING
    2B: Francisco, B 2 (3, Wang, Marte), Sizemore, G 2 (5, Wang, Claggett), DeRosa (2, Wang), Hafner (4, Claggett), Peralta, Jh (5, Claggett).
    HR: Choo (2, 2nd inning off Wang, 2 on, 0 out), Cabrera, A (1, 2nd inning off Claggett, 3 on, 2 out), Sizemore, G (4, 2nd inning off Claggett, 0 on, 2 out), DeRosa (3, 5th inning off Ramirez, E, 2 on, 2 out), Martinez, V (4, 5th inning off Ramirez, E, 0 on, 2 out), Hafner (4, 8th inning off Veras, 0 on, 1 out).
    TB: Garko 2; Cabrera, A 7; Peralta, Jh 4; Crowe; DeRosa 8; Hafner 7; Francisco, B 4; Martinez, V 5; Choo 4; Sizemore, G 8.
    RBI: Choo 3 (7), Cabrera, A 5 (7), DeRosa 6 (15), Martinez, V 2 (7), Peralta, Jh 2 (5), Sizemore, G (11), Garko (5), Hafner (8), Crowe (4).
    2-out RBI: Cabrera, A 4; Sizemore, G; Garko; DeRosa 3; Martinez, V.
    Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Francisco, B; Choo 2; Hafner 2.
    Team RISP: 13-for-20.
    Team LOB: 9.

    FIELDING
    E: Choo (2, fielding).
    DP: (Kobayashi-Peralta, Jh-Garko).

     
    NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
    Jeter, SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .271
      Ransom, 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 .139
    Damon, DH 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 .278
      a-Matsui, PH-DH 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 .179
    Teixeira, 1B 3 1 1 2 0 0 1 .194
      Molina, J, C 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .176
    Swisher, RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .342
    Posada, C-1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .243
    Cano, 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 .391
    Cabrera, Me, LF 3 1 1 2 1 0 0 .294
    Gardner, B, CF 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 .244
    Pena, R, 3B-SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .182
    Totals 33 4 7 4 5 1 11  

    a-Doubled for Damon in the 5th.

    BATTING
    2B: Matsui (2, Hernandez, R).
    3B: Ransom (1, Chulk).
    HR: Teixeira (3, 1st inning off Hernandez, R, 1 on, 1 out), Cabrera, Me (2, 6th inning off Hernandez, R, 1 on, 2 out).
    TB: Posada; Cano; Teixeira 4; Matsui 2; Pena, R; Ransom 3; Cabrera, Me 4.
    RBI: Teixeira 2 (6), Cabrera, Me 2 (4).
    2-out RBI: Cabrera, Me 2.
    Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gardner, B 2; Teixeira; Ransom; Molina, J.
    GIDP: Molina, J.
    Team RISP: 0-for-5.
    Team LOB: 8.

    FIELDING
    E: Swisher (2, fielding).

     
    Cleveland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
    Hernandez, R (W, 1-2) 6.0 6 4 4 4 1 2 7.88
    Kobayashi 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.35
    Chulk 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3.60
     
    NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
    Wang (L, 0-3) 1.1 8 8 8 0 1 1 34.50
    Claggett 1.2 9 8 8 2 2 2 43.20
    Ramirez, E 2.0 3 4 4 3 4 2 8.44
    Veras 3.0 1 1 1 1 2 1 8.53
    Marte 1.0 4 1 1 0 1 0 21.00

    Claggett pitched to 2 batters in the 4th.

    WP: Wang, Claggett.
    HBP: Matsui (by Kobayashi).
    Pitches-strikes: Hernandez, R 103-57, Kobayashi 20-11, Chulk 19-9, Wang 52-34, Claggett 60-34, Ramirez, E 58-34, Veras 43-26, Marte 23-14.
    Groundouts-flyouts: Hernandez, R 11-3, Kobayashi 3-1, Chulk 0-2, Wang 0-1, Claggett 1-2, Ramirez, E 0-1, Veras 5-1, Marte 0-2.
    Batters faced: Hernandez, R 28, Kobayashi 6, Chulk 5, Wang 12, Claggett 16, Ramirez, E 12, Veras 11, Marte 7.
    Inherited runners-scored: Claggett 1-1, Ramirez, E 2-1.
    Umpires: HP: Ed Hickox. 1B: Jerry Crawford. 2B: Tom Hallion. 3B: Phil Cuzzi.
    Weather: 75 degrees, partly cloudy.
    Wind: 13 mph, R to L.
    T: 3:49.
    Att: 45,167.
    Venue: Yankee Stadium.
    April 18, 2009
    April 18, 2009

    Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner