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A-Rod belts No. 9
Yankees 9, Indians 2
Kei Igawa allowed two runs on five hits in six innings against the Indians. (Kathy Willens/AP)
Kei Igawa picked up his first Major League victory in three tries, and Alex Rodriguez's monster April continued with his ninth homer as the Yankees topped the Indians for the second straight night. The Bombers belted out 14 hits overall.
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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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