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Talbot tossed for hitting A-Rod, Tribe now tied for 1st: “Yankees right-hander Bartolo Colon struck out six and scattered just two hits in 6 2/3 innings before leaving with a strained left hamstring. New York’s bullpen finished what he started. As a result, Cleveland was shut out for the fifth time in 15 games after being blanked just twice in the season’s first 47 contests.
The Indians have also scored two runs or fewer in 11 of their last 17 games.
In the eighth inning, the American League Central-leading Indians (34-28) saw its first two runners reach base before the Yankees recorded an out. From there, however, New York righty David Robertson struck out Michael Brantley, Asdrubal Cabrera and Grady Sizemore in order to end the potential rally.
“We didn’t score any runs,” Indians manager Manny Acta said. “So Talbot or no Talbot, we weren’t going to win anyways. But the kid was throwing good and I really wanted to see him continue to pitch the way he was pitching.”‘ [Jordan Bastian / MLB] [Read more...]