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Indians Vs. Yankees: Tribe Drop 5th Straight; Fall To Yanks, 5-4

On Wednesday afternoon, the Cleveland Indians lost their fifth consecutive game when the team fell to the New York Yankees by a score of 5-4. Over the course of the last five games, the Indians have allowed at least five runs against in each contest.

Despite holding two separate one run leads, Cleveland was unable to hold off the Yankees who pulled ahead for good in the sixth inning thanks to a two-run homerun by Robinson Cano.

Eric Chavez added on another run in the eighth inning on the back of an RBI double, which proved to be the game-winning run. Together, Cano and Chavez provided the Yankees offense for the day, batting in two and three runs, respectively.

Ubaldo Jimenez was tagged with the loss by allowing four earned runs on four hits in six innings pitched, while Freddy Garcia earned the win in a relief appearance as starter Andy Pettitte on pitched four innings.

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Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.