Bronx, NY -- Robinson Cano and DeWayne Wise each homered and drove in three runs, while Hiroki Kuroda pitched well into the eighth inning as the Yankees downed the Indians, 7-1, in the opener of a three-game series.
Nick Swisher also homered behind Kuroda (7-7), who got back to .500 thanks to surrendering just one run on five hits and two walks in seven-plus frames.
Cleveland starter Josh Tomlin (3-5) was quickly pulled after surrendering six runs on six hits and a pair of walks in just three innings.
The Indians did not score until Jason Kipnis' sacrifice fly in the eighth inning, and by that time they were already trailing 7-0 en route to a third straight loss.
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