Peralta, Indians Bug Yankees Again, Win 6-4

Cleveland overcomes three New York homers
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 25, 2008 11:38 PM CDT
New York Yankees' Jason Giambi watches his two-run homer off Cleveland Indians' Paul Byrd in the fourth inning on Friday, April 25, 2008, in Cleveland.    (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
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(Newser) – Jhonny Peralta hit a three-run homer off Andy Pettitte in the fifth inning and the Cleveland Indians won their fourth straight Friday, beating New York, 6-4, in the Yankees' first visit since last year's AL playoffs when they were bombarded by swarming bugs. Peralta had four RBIs and Jamey Carroll had a run-scoring single and stole two bases for the Indians.

Peralta's big shot off Pettitte put the Indians ahead 4-3, and Franklin Gutierrez followed with a homer off the lefty. Interim closer Rafael Betancourt worked a perfect ninth for his second save in two nights. Jason Giambi homered twice and Hideki Matsui connected for the Yankees while Alex Rodriguez returned to New York's lineup and went 0-for-4.