Dellucci Dents Chamberlain, Leads Indians

Cleveland rallies on three-run homer to defeat New York 5-3
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted May 6, 2008 10:01 PM CDT
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi, right, walks off the field with Bobby Abreu following behind him.   (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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(Newser) – Pinch-hitter David Dellucci stunned the New York Yankees with a go-ahead homer off Joba Chamberlain, and the Cleveland Indians rallied for a 5-3 victory Tuesday night in the opener of a three-game series. Dellucci's three-run shot with two outs in the eighth inning spoiled a strong start by Andy Pettitte.

It also boosted a Cleveland offense that's been struggling mightily at the plate. It was only the second home run allowed in 37 career innings by Chamberlain, the hard-throwing reliever who has been nearly unhittable since reaching the majors last August. Boston's Mike Lowell hit the other one on Sept. 16. (Read more MLB stories.)