CLEVELAND (AP) — Michael Brantley homered and had three RBIs, Nick Swisher hit a go-ahead 2-run shot and the Cleveland Indians stopped rookie sensation Masahiro Tanaka’s bid to become the major league’s first 13-game winner Tuesday night with a 5-3 victory over the New York Yankees.
Brantley hit a leadoff homer in the seventh. The first-time All-Star also had RBI doubles in the first and fifth, raising his average to .328.
Tanaka (12-4) allowed season worsts of five runs and 10 hits in 6 2/3 innings. The right-hander, who lost for the third time in four starts, took a 3-2 lead into the sixth before Swisher, a former Yankee, hit a 2-run homer that put Cleveland on top.
Trevor Bauer (3-4) allowed three runs in seven innings and retired 13 of the last 14 hitters he faced. New York’s only base-runner in that stretch came on Swisher’s fifth-inning error. Bauer struck out six and walked two in winning for the first time since June 16.
Cody Allen pitched the ninth for his 10th save.
The Yankees were held to four hits, none coming after Brian McCann had a 1-out single in the third.
The Indians committed three errors, giving them a major league-high 75 for the season.