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MLB: New York Yankees 4, Cleveland 0

June 11, 2011 at 4:28 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, June 11 (UPI) -- Bartolo Colon tossed 6 2/3 shutout innings before leaving with an injury Saturday in the New York Yankees' 4-0 whitewash of Cleveland.

Colon (5-3) was breezing through the Indians' lineup, yielding only two hits and one walk while striking out six, before straining his left hamstring while covering first base on a groundout by Shin-Soo Choo.

David Robertson escaped a two-on, none-out jam in the eighth and Boone Logan tossed a scoreless ninth to complete the shutout, which sent the Yankees to their 12th win in 15 games over the Indians.

Curtis Granderson hit his 20th homer -- tied with Toronto's Jose Bautista for the American League lead -- Mark Teixeira added his 19th and Alex Rodriguez also went deep in the Yankees' win.

Mitch Talbot (2-3) absorbed the loss after allowing two runs on four hits over 5 2/3 frames.

The right-hander was ejected from the game after hitting Rodriguez with a pitch, bringing a vehement argument from Cleveland skipper Manny Acta. The manager argued Talbot had merely slipped on a rain-soaked mound while delivering the pitch.

The AL Central-leading Indians dropped their 13th game in 17 contests.

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