To learn about our efforts to improve the accessibility and usability of our website, please visit our Accessibility Information page. Skip to main content
Below is an advertisement.
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Fifth homer wins it
Photos
Yankees 6, Indians 5
Mariano Rivera reacts after securing his third save. (Julie Jacobson/AP)
With the last of the Yankees' five solo home runs -- all hit into the right-field seats -- Derek Jeter set the stage for the first win at the new Yankee Stadium, which was complete when Mariano Rivera struck out Mark DeRosa with the tying run on second base. Joba Chamberlain walked five in a no-decision.
Complete story >  
Series at a glance:
CLE
Cleveland (3-8)
Lost 1
NY Yankees 6, Cleveland 5   NYY
NY Yankees (6-5)
Won 1
April 17, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Cleveland
1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0   5 9 1
NY Yankees
0 0 2 1 0 1 1 1 X   6 8 0
Standings thru 4/17/09  |  Recap: CLE | NYY  |  Gameday  |  Indians stats  |  Yankees stats
Cleveland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Sizemore, G, CF 5 1 2 0 0 1 3 .234
DeRosa, 3B 5 2 2 2 0 2 3 .205
Martinez, V, C 3 0 1 1 0 1 0 .378
Hafner, DH 3 1 0 0 1 1 2 .258
Garko, 1B 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 .273
Choo, RF 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 .278
Francisco, B, LF 4 0 1 1 0 1 1 .182
Graffanino, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 3 .188
  1-Crowe, PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .211
Cabrera, A, SS 2 1 1 0 2 1 0 .290
Totals 32 5 9 5 5 9 14  

1-Ran for Graffanino in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Garko (2, Chamberlain).
HR: DeRosa (2, 1st inning off Chamberlain, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Graffanino; DeRosa 5; Francisco, B; Garko 2; Cabrera, A; Martinez, V; Sizemore, G 2.
RBI: DeRosa 2 (9), Francisco, B (4), Martinez, V (5), Garko (4).
2-out RBI: Francisco, B; Garko.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Graffanino 2; Choo; DeRosa.
SF: Martinez, V.
GIDP: Hafner, Sizemore, G, DeRosa.
Team RISP: 3-for-9.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Choo (2, 2nd base off Chamberlain/Posada).

FIELDING
E: Chulk (1, throw).

 
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, SS 5 1 1 1 0 1 2 .283
Damon, LF 3 2 2 1 2 0 1 .286
Teixeira, 1B 3 1 1 1 2 0 1 .179
Swisher, DH 3 0 0 0 1 1 3 .371
Posada, C 3 0 0 0 1 0 5 .242
  Molina, J, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200
Cano, 2B 4 1 1 1 0 0 2 .405
Cabrera, Me, RF 4 1 1 1 0 0 2 .286
Ransom, 3B 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .121
  a-Matsui, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .148
  Pena, R, 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143
Gardner, B, CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .263
Totals 33 6 8 5 6 5 17  

a-Struck out for Ransom in the 8th.

BATTING
HR: Damon (1, 3rd inning off Reyes, A, 0 on, 2 out), Teixeira (2, 3rd inning off Reyes, A, 0 on, 2 out), Cabrera, Me (1, 4th inning off Reyes, A, 0 on, 2 out), Cano (3, 6th inning off Jackson, Z, 0 on, 0 out), Jeter (3, 8th inning off Lewis, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Cano 4; Teixeira 4; Jeter 4; Damon 5; Gardner, B; Ransom; Cabrera, Me 4.
RBI: Damon (3), Teixeira (4), Cabrera, Me (2), Cano (8), Jeter (8).
2-out RBI: Damon; Teixeira; Cabrera, Me; Jeter.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Posada 3; Jeter; Cabrera, Me.
Team RISP: 0-for-9.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Damon (2, 2nd base off Reyes, A/Martinez, V), Gardner, B (3, 2nd base off Reyes, A/Martinez, V).

FIELDING
DP: 3 (Cano-Jeter-Teixeira 2, Ransom-Cano-Teixeira).

 
Cleveland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Reyes, A 5.0 5 3 3 3 1 3 5.73
Jackson, Z (H, 1) 0.2 2 1 1 0 0 1 5.79
Smith, J (H, 2) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.45
Chulk (BS, 1) 1.0 0 1 0 2 1 0 4.50
Lewis (L, 1-1) 1.0 1 1 1 1 2 1 7.11
 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Chamberlain 4.2 6 5 5 5 4 1 5.06
Coke 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 6.75
Albaladejo 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.68
Bruney (W, 2-0) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.00
Rivera (S, 3) 1.0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0.00

Coke pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

WP: Chamberlain.
Pitches-strikes: Reyes, A 91-47, Jackson, Z 12-9, Smith, J 5-4, Chulk 31-17, Lewis 28-16, Chamberlain 93-46, Coke 23-16, Albaladejo 7-4, Bruney 11-8, Rivera 19-13.
Groundouts-flyouts: Reyes, A 6-3, Jackson, Z 2-0, Smith, J 0-0, Chulk 1-1, Lewis 0-1, Chamberlain 5-3, Coke 1-0, Albaladejo 2-0, Bruney 0-1, Rivera 0-1.
Batters faced: Reyes, A 23, Jackson, Z 4, Smith, J 1, Chulk 6, Lewis 5, Chamberlain 23, Coke 5, Albaladejo 2, Bruney 3, Rivera 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Smith, J 1-0, Coke 1-0, Albaladejo 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Phil Cuzzi. 1B: Ed Hickox. 2B: Jerry Crawford. 3B: Tom Hallion.
Weather: 63 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 5 mph, R to L.
T: 3:24.
Att: 45,101.
Venue: Yankee Stadium.
April 17, 2009
April 17, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
Below is an advertisement.