Brantley homers as Indians rough up Tanaka - NBC Sports

Brantley homers as Indians rough up Tanaka
July 8, 2014, 10:15 pm

CLEVELAND (AP) Michael Brantley homered and had three RBIs, Nick Swisher hit a go-ahead two-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 two-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.

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