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Kearns First Homer Of Season Leads Indians Past Yankees

Last updated on Tuesday, July 5, 2011

(CLEVELAND, OH) - Austin Kearns’ first home run of the season put Cleveland ahead to stay as the Indians defeated the New York Yankees 6-3.

Nick Swisher put New York up 2-0 with a two-run double in the top of the seventh but Shelley Duncan hit an RBI single and Kearns followed with his three-run shot off Yankees starter AJ Burnett.

Curtis Granderson got the Yankees to within a run with a homer off Vinnie Pestano in the top of the eighth but Carlos Santana responded with a two-run blast off Cory Wade in the bottom of the frame.

Cleveland starter Josh Timlin got the win to move to 10-4 while Burnett took the loss to fall to 8-7.

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