Well, well, well, look who pitched eight innings and only needed 106 pitches to do so. Yup, that’s what Joba Chamberlain did tonight, striking out five, walking only two and allowing two earned runs in the Yankees’ 5-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians. The Yankees took three of four from Cleveland.
In the process, the Yankees played their 18th straight errorless game, setting a major league record.
Nick Swisher, on the first day of the new month, went 2-for-4 with two doubles, including the game-winning two-run double in the top of the seventh.
Interesting observation from looking at today’s boxscore: the Yankees recorded six hits tonight, and all them came from the top four sports in the order: Derek Jeter, Swisher, Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez. However, the 10 walks issued by the Indians’ pitchers were significant.
Mariano Rivera earned his 11th save of the season after pitching a 1-2-3 ninth inning.
The Yankees are now 30-21 and will begin a three-game series against Texas in the Bronx tomorrow night.