Yankees surge past Indians

New York Yankees batter Derek Jeter pulls back from a bunt attempt on an inside pitch against the...

New York Yankees batter Derek Jeter pulls back from a bunt attempt on an inside pitch against the Cleveland Indians in the third inning of their MLB American League baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York June 12, 2011. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine

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Bronx, N.Y. - Freddy Garcia pitched into the seventh inning and Alex Rodriguez knocked in three runs with three hits, leading the New York Yankees to a 9-1 victory over the Indians.

The Yankees banged out 18 hits and have won the first three games of this four-game series by a combined score of 24-8.

Garcia (5-5) gave up one run on seven hits and two walks, striking out six batters for his third win in four starts.

Rodriguez keyed a five-run fifth with a two-run double and finished with three hits. Curtis Granderson had four hits, two RBI and two runs scored.

Josh Tomlin (7-4) was knocked around for six runs on 12 hits in five innings to absorb the loss and the Indians fell to 1-9 in their last 10 games.

06/12 16:37:49 ET


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