Yankees Fall As Arod Sits On 599

CLEVELAND (AP) – Josh Tomlin took a shutout into the eighth

inning against Alex Rodriguez and the New York Yankees to win his

major league debut with the Cleveland Indians, 4-1 on Tuesday


Getting one more chance at hitting his 600th homer with two outs

in the ninth inning, Rodriguez grounded into a forceout to

shortstop to end the game. A-Rod went 0 for 4 on his 35th birthday.

The 25-year-old Tomlin outpitched former Indians ace CC Sabathia

(13-4), handing the left-hander his first loss in 12 starts since

May 23.

With flashbulbs popping in the seventh, Rodriguez brought the

crowd of 27,416 to its feet with two outs and Nick Swisher on third

base. The Yankees star hit a 1-2 pitch to right-center, but the

ball fell just short of the warning track and was easily caught.


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