New York, NY, United States (4E Sports) – Corey Kluber and three other relievers combined for a shutout as the Cleveland Indians spoiled Derek Jeter’s career milestone with a 3-0 win over the New York Yankees Saturday at Yankee Stadium.
Kluber (13-6) pitched six strong innings, allowing four hits with a walk and 10 strikeouts while Scott Atchison, Bryan Shaw and Cody Allen kept the Yankees off the board in the last three frames as the Indians (58-59) snapped a four-game losing skid.
The win spoiled Jeter’s career milestone. The Yankees’ captain moved past Honus Wagner and into sole possession of sixth place on Major League Baseball’s all-time list with his 3,431st career hit in the sixth inning.
Brandon McCarthy (4-1) absorbed his first loss in a Yankee uniform despite an impressive outing. He lasted 6 1/3 frames, allowing two runs on seven hits while striking out eight as the Yankees slipped to 61-55.
Rookie shortstop Jose Ramirez gave Kluber a 2-0 lead when he delivered his first Major League homer – a two-run shot – in the second frame.
New York’s biggest threat against Kluber came in the sixth inning, which Jeter led off by legging out an infield chopper for a single. Following that hit, Ellsbury delivered a single to shallow left.
However, Kluber then sliced his way through Carlos Beltran, Chase Headley and Stephen Drew with three straight strikeouts to end the inning.
Michael Brantley offered the Indians some insurance with a leadoff home run off Chase Whitley in the eighth.