The Indians used another sterling outing from a starter to beat the Yankees for the fifth time in six tries in 2015, 7-3.
Carlos Carrasco struck out 11 in 6.2 innings, improving to 12-9. The game marked Carrasco’s sixth career start with 10 or more strikeouts – all since September 2. Carrasco struck out the side twice.
The Indians built a 4-1 lead that they carried to the eighth, but the Yankees scored twice in the eighth to make it 4-3. The Tribe, though, pushed three across in the ninth. Michael Brantley singled home Jose Ramirez, Carlos Santana’s fielder’s choice scored Jason Kipnis and Jerry Sands’ double scored Santana.
Ramirez went 3-for-3 with a walk, and scored three runs.
W: Carlos Carrasco (12-9)
L: Masahiro Tanaka (9-6)
S: Cody Allen (25)
HR: Carlos Santana (14, 6th inning off Tanaka 0 on, 0 Out)