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.