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Tribe drops second straight
Yankees 9, Indians 2
Jeremy Sowers' ERA rose to 5.17 following Wednesday's loss to New York. (Kathy Willens/AP)
The Indians were the victims of another big inning by the Yankees on Wednesday as they dropped their second straight in New York. Starter Jeremy Sowers was shelled over 2 2/3 innings for his first loss of the season. Designated hitter Travis Hafner led the Indians with three hits.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: April 18, 2007
CLE
Cleveland (6-5)
Lost 2
NY Yankees 9, Cleveland 2   NYY
NY Yankees (7-6)
Won 2
April 18, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Cleveland
0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0   2 5 0
NY Yankees
1 0 5 0 0 3 0 0 X   9 14 0
Standings thru 4/18/07  |  Gameday  |  Indians Stats  |  Yankees Stats
ClevelandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Sizemore, CF3100000.270
Michaels, RF4011000.300
Hafner, DH4031010.293
Garko, 1B3000114.286
Blake, 3B4000022.205
Peralta, SS3000111.243
Dellucci, LF3000112.241
Barfield, 2B2000011.154
  a-Rouse, PH-2B1000001.000
Shoppach, C3110011.158
Totals302523812 

a-Popped out for Barfield in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Shoppach (1, Igawa).
TB: Michaels; Hafner 3; Shoppach 2.
RBI: Michaels (4), Hafner (7).
GIDP: Garko; Blake.
Team LOB: 5.

 
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, CF3111101.297
  a-Thompson, PH-LF1000011.333
Jeter, SS5230002.333
Abreu, RF3022101.302
Rodriguez, 3B4212023.365
  Cairo, 3B0000100.000
Giambi, DH4222003.255
Posada, C5110015.347
Cano, 2B4111000.288
Phelps, 1B4021010.286
  Mientkiewicz, 1B0000000.156
Cabrera, LF-CF4010003.180
Totals3791493519 

a-Struck out for Damon in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Jeter 2 (3, Sowers, Sowers), Giambi (2, Sowers).
HR: Rodriguez (9, 6th inning off Mastny, 1 on, 2 out), Giambi (3, 6th inning off Fultz, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Damon; Jeter 5; Abreu 2; Rodriguez 4; Giambi 6; Posada; Cano; Phelps 2; Cabrera.
RBI: Abreu 2 (11), Giambi 2 (10), Cano (6), Phelps (1), Damon (5), Rodriguez 2 (23).
2-out RBI: Damon; Rodriguez 2; Giambi.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Posada 3; Jeter.
SF: Abreu.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Abreu (3, 2nd base off Mastny/Shoppach).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Cano-Jeter-Phelps, Igawa-Cano-Phelps).

 
ClevelandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Sowers (L, 0-1)2.29661105.17
Mastny 3.03220213.18
Fultz 1.12110212.08
Davis 1.00002001.50
 
NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Igawa (W, 1-0)6.05221506.06
Proctor 1.00001102.89
Henn 1.00000100.93
Britton 1.00001100.00

WP: Igawa.
HBP: Giambi (by Sowers), Sizemore (by Igawa).
Pitches-strikes: Sowers 61-36, Mastny 43-27, Fultz 25-14, Davis 21-10, Igawa 92-62, Proctor 18-10, Henn 14-9, Britton 22-13.
Ground outs-fly outs: Sowers 3-4, Mastny 5-2, Fultz 1-1, Davis 1-2, Igawa 6-7, Proctor 1-1, Henn 1-1, Britton 0-2.
Batters faced: Sowers 19, Mastny 12, Fultz 6, Davis 5, Igawa 23, Proctor 4, Henn 3, Britton 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Mastny 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Paul Emmel. 1B: Rick Reed. 2B: Dale Scott. 3B: Dan Iassogna.
Weather: 49 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, L to R.
T: 2:54.
Att: 41,379.

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