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Jose Ramirez homers twice as Indians rout Yanks


Jose Ramirez homered twice, Corey Kluber pitched gave up only two runs in eight innings and the Cleveland Indians dominated the New York Yankees 6-2 at Yankees Stadium in the Major League Baseball.

The 25-year-old infielder blasted one off of Luis Severino in the top of the first inning to open the scoring, and then tied the match at 2-2 in the sixth after the Yankees built a lead thanks to a homer from third baseman Chase Headley and a run-batted-in single from second baseman Todd Frazier.

Carlos Santana gave the Indians the lead with a dinger off of Severino in the seventh, then Bradley Zimmer worked his magic on the basepaths to score on a wild pitch and make it 4-2 in the same inning.

Kluber (13-4) earned the win with seven strikeouts, while Cody Allen finished the match with a one-two-three ninth.

The Indians won for the fifth straight match following a 13-6 win against Boston and a three-game sweep of the Kansas City Royals, whom they never let score once in the series.

At 74-56, Cleveland moved seven games ahead of the Minnesota Twins in the American League Central division, while the Yanks stay at least two losses behind AL East leaders Boston Red Sox.

Severino (11-6) earned the loss after giving up four runs (three earned) on four hits in 6.2 innings. He had nine strikeouts, but issued three walks and gave up more than two home runs in the same start for the first time this season.

Austin Jackson then piled on with a homer off of Adam Warren in the eighth, then Zimmer sealed the victory when his double in the ninth batted home Santana.


With two homers on the night, Ramirez became the third Indian switch hitter to rake at least 20 home runs this season, following shortstop Francisco Lindor (24 homeruns) and Santana (20).


Both starters are getting recognition for the AL Cy Young award this season.

Kluber, the 2014 Cy Young awardee, now has the upperhand, as he now has a 2.63 ERA with a WHIP of 0.89.

Severino, including this loss, is 6-2 in his last eight starts. He has a 3.14 ERA with a 1.10 WHIP and 192 strikeouts in 163.1 innings this term.