The Yanks scored 5 runs off Justin Masterson in the first couple of innings last night then held things together for a 5-3 win. Dellin Betances pitched the final 2 innings in a steady rain to get the save but the story of the night was the nice start by Shane Greene. Making his big league debut, Greene featured a 95-mph fastball, sharp slider, as well as a change-up. He handled the Indians for the first few innings and worked out of a jam in the 6th. David Huff was pressed into duty to pitch the 7th as manager Joe Girardi wanted to rest the likes of Adam Warren, Shawn Kelley, and Matt Thornton.
Brett Gardner, Brian McCann and Ichiro! each had 3 hits. And Derek Jeter’s bit of misdirection helped turn a double play.
[Photo Credit: Nate Bittinger]