Yankees hand struggling Indians another loss, 9-1
Sun, 12 Jun 2011 20:30:35 GMT —
NEW YORK (AP) - Derek Jeter had a pair of RBI singles, Alex Rodriguez drove in three runs and the New York Yankees pounded out a season-high 18 hits in beating the slumping Cleveland Indians for the third straight time, 9-1 on Sunday. Jeter singled during a five-run fifth inning and again during a three-run eighth, closing within seven hits of 3,000. The Yankees' captain has four more games during their homestand to reach the milestone before the team heads out on a six-game road trip.Curtis Granderson went 4 for 4 and drove in a pair of runs, and Brett Gardner had a pair of doubles, a triple and scored three times. A-Rod closed within two runs of Hall of Famer Ted Williams for 16th place on the major league scoring list.