New York, NY (WOIO) - It's not just that the Indians are losing games, it's the way they're losing, and Tuesday's 6-4 loss in New York was just another glaring example.
With their bats eerily silent once again, the Indians found themselves with a chance to score in the 7th. Michael Brantley stood on third with two outs and the Tribe down 4-0, when Jack Hannahan sent a fly ball down the left field line. Yankees outfielder Dewayne Wise went into the stands in foul territory in an attempt to make the catch. Replays would clearly show he didn't come close to making the catch, but third base ump Mike Dimuro ruled it an out anyway. Manny Acta never came out of the dugout to argue, but Hannahan did, and was ejected.
In the bottom half of the inning, Alex Rodriguez took Tony Sipp to the second deck in left, and it was a done deal.
Chris Stewart opened the scoring in the second with an RBI infield single off Justin Masterson. Curtis Granderson followed that up by bringing two home, and the Yankees were on their way.
The Indians rallied with four in the 9th, including Jose Lopez' three-run home run, but it was too little, too late.