Staked to a one-run lead before he took the mound, Jake Westbrook gave the run back and then some, tying a career high for homers allowed in a game, with three. Travis Hafner homered in Yankee Stadium for the first time in his career, but the Indians couldn't catch the Bombers.
Chase Wright might have shown some opening-night jitters, giving up a run in the first inning, but his supporting cast carried him to victory in his first Major League start. The Yankees posted six runs in the second inning courtesy of homers by Doug Mientkiewicz, Alex Rodriguez and Jorge Posada.
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