MLB: New York Yankees 6, Cleveland 4

June 26, 2012 at 10:13 PM

NEW YORK, June 26 (UPI) -- Phil Hughes hurled eight shutout innings and Chris Stewart knocked in two runs Tuesday in the New York Yankees' 6-4 win over Cleveland.

Hughes (8-6) controlled the Indians on six hits and a walk, striking out four while locating 74 of his 111 pitches for strikes.

Rafael Soriano picked up his 16th save after Cory Wade surrendered four runs in the top of the ninth, enabling the Yankees to hang on for their fourth straight win and extend their American League East lead over second-place Baltimore to four games.

The Orioles lost 7-3 to the Los Angeles Angels Tuesday.

Stewart's RBI single in the second inning put New York ahead to stay and later adding a sacrifice fly while Curtis Granderson supplied two RBI for the Yankees.

Tribe starter Justin Masterson (7-4) was touched for four runs on seven hits in a six-inning effort.

Jose Lopez cracked a three-run homer for Cleveland.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Report: Los Angeles Lakers on verge of acquiring Hibbert
UPI Horse Racing Weekend Preview
Women's World Cup: U.S. inspired for rematch vs. Japan
Dallas Mavericks land DeAndre Jordan
Greinke, Los Angeles Dodgers beat New York Mets, Harvey