Second baseman Robison Cano helps New York Yankees edge past Cleveland Indians 11-6

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 11:49:49 by

2013 Major League Baseball Regular Season First Half – News/ Updates


The New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano played wonderfully on Monday, April 08 after noon at Indians home ground at Progressive Field in Cleveland and helped his team to rattle the Cleveland Indians with a big margin 11-6.


He scored four runs on three hits and also ran for two RBIs on his persistent slugging percentage of .481.


I haven’t even seen anything change Robbie’s attitude no matter what’s he’s going through,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said for Cano. “He come to the ballpark ready to work with a smile on his face and having fun. I wasn’t worried.”


Later Indians manager Terry Francona also said for Cano’s great play, “When Cano starts feeling good, he can hit anybody, anywhere, That’s the last guy we want to get hot.”


Yankees designated hitter Travis Hafner also played well and scored three important runs on two hits. He ran for four RBIs and three at bats.


“It was really special,” Hafner said. “It’s something I’ll never forget. There’s so many people here I know. It’s a little strange seeing people with Hafner Indians jerseys. It was strange coming to the visiting clubhouse and visiting dugout. It was a little weird, but overall it was great being back here.”


Along with batters, the Yankees pitchers also performed very well and won a very important first game of their four-match series.


Japanese international Hiroki Kuroda started the game for the Yankees and did a relatively good job. He allowed three runs and struck out six Indians batters on his 6.75 ERA.


“He had what I call some bad luck in the first inning,” Girardi said. “He got a groundball up the middle that hit the base and another groundball that was tipped by the first baseman. He kind of gutted it up.”


On the other hand, the Indians starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez could not show his natural offensive game and hammered with huge hits. He allowed seven runs and seven hits on 6.97 ERA. He was also hit with two homers and was only able to strike out four Yankees hitters.


The next game between Indians and the Yankees will be played on Tuesday, April 09.

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