Series: Game 4 of 4

Series tied 2-2 (as of 7/10)

Game 1: Monday, July 7
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Game 2: Tuesday, July 8
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Game 3: Wednesday, July 9
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in 14
Game 4: Thursday, July 10
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Yankees 3

(46-45, 28-22 away)

Indians 9

(45-46, 27-18 home)

    Coverage:  STOH

    7:05 PM ET, July 10, 2014

    Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio 

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    CLE 00000045 - 9 15 1

    W: C. Carrasco (2-3)

    L: M. Thornton (0-3)

    Yankees-Indians Preview


    The New York Yankees are poised to avoid letting a potentially serious arm problem with their star rookie and another injury to a veteran outfielder prevent them from continuing their recent success.

    In the midst of an 11-game trip, the Yankees can record a second straight winning series Thursday night against the Cleveland Indians.

    Hours after the club placed 12-game winner Masahiro Tanaka on the disabled list with right elbow inflammation and Carlos Beltran suffered a broken nose from a batted ball during batting practice, New York (46-44) overcame a three-run, first-inning deficit to win 5-4 over Cleveland in 14 innings Wednesday.

    Mark Teixeira homered twice, Jacoby Ellsbury delivered a go-ahead solo shot in the 14th and seven relievers held the Indians to three hits over 7 1/3 scoreless innings as the Yankees improved to 5-2 on a trip that followed a season-high five-game home slide.

    "Great feeling," said Ellsbury, who had three hits. "These games are hard fought."

    Though Tanaka's injury is another blow to a rotation that's already without injured starters CC Sabathia, Michael Pineda and Ivan Nova, the Yankees can't afford to feel sorry for themselves as they try to catch first-place Baltimore and Toronto in the AL East.

    "It's not how you draw it up, I can tell you that," manager Joe Girardi told MLB's official website. "Injuries are part of the game and you've got to deal with them."

    Beltran was placed on the seven-day concussion list hours before this game.

    David Phelps (3-4, 4.01 ERA) is 2-0 with a 3.16 ERA in his last five starts but his teammates have scored four runs with him on the mound in losing the last three.

    The right-hander has yielded only three solo homers and four other hits in 12 2/3 innings over the last two. He allowed one in seven innings of a 2-1, 11-inning loss at Minnesota on Saturday.

    "Anytime we lose, they all sting the same," said Phelps, who retired 11 in a row before Josh Willingham homered in the seventh. "We're out there grinding and there's going to be games where we don't score a lot of runs. That's why it's frustrating for me to go out and give up a leadoff home run in the seventh."

    A solo homer to Jason Kipnis on May 13, 2013, is the only run and one of five hits Phelps gave up in 12 2/3 innings while going 1-1 versus Cleveland (44-46) last season.

    Michael Brantley is 1 for 5 versus Phelps, but 16 for 32 in his last seven home games.

    T.J. House (1-2, 4.24) allowed three runs and nine hits but lasted 6 2/3 innings during a 7-3 win over Kansas City on Saturday for his first win in his eighth career game and seventh start. The left-hander is 1-1 with a 3.00 ERA during a three-start stretch that included a brief trip down to Triple-A Columbus.

    "He's pitched well enough to have a win before now," Indians manager Terry Francona said. "But his first official win, I'm sure that's very special."

    Teixeira's multi-homer game was his first since July 13, 2012.

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    Gameday Matchup

     New YorkCleveland
    Current StreakW1W1
    Last 106-46-4

    Pitching Matchup

    New YorkCleveland
    D. Phelps
    5-5, 4.38 ERA

    Last Game:
    9/28 at BOS
    1.0 IP, 0 ER
    Dec = ND
    T. House
    5-3, 3.35 ERA

    Last Game:
    9/28 vs TB
    5.0 IP, 1 ER
    Dec = Win

    Gameday Lineups

    NO.New YorkCleveland
    1. B. Gardner, LF J. Kipnis, 2B
    2. D. Jeter, SS A. Cabrera, SS
    3. J. Ellsbury, CF M. Brantley, CF
    4. M. Teixeira, 1B C. Santana, 1B
    5. B. McCann, DH L. Chisenhall, 3B
    6. F. Cervelli, C D. Murphy, RF
    7. Z. Wheeler, 3B N. Swisher, DH
    8. Y. Solarte, 2B C. Dickerson, LF
    9. B. Ryan, 2B R. Perez, C

    Research Notes

    From Elias: This is the second time in the last 7 seasons that the Yankees had 4 of 5 Opening Day starters on the DL at the AS Break. The last time was 2008, when they missed the postseason after 13 straight postseason appearances.

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