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Jul 29, 2010 - 4:50 AM By SANTOSH VENKATARAMAN STATS Senior Writer

New York (63-36) at Cleveland (42-58), 7:05 p.m. EDT

Alex Rodriguez has one final chance to hit homer No. 600 in Cleveland.

Homerless in his last six games, the three-time AL MVP looks to reach the milestone Thursday night when the New York Yankees try to capture a four-game set from the Indians.

Every at-bat for Rodriguez in this series has been a major event, with Cleveland fans positioning themselves in the bleachers hoping to catch the homer that will make Rodriguez the seventh player to 600.

Those fans have been disappointed as he went hitless in eight at-bats in the first two games before going 2 for 5 with a double in Wednesday's 8-0 victory.

"I'm not upset because I had a good approach and went deep into the count tonight," Rodriguez said.

The third baseman is 9 for 45 with no homers in his last 12 games at Progressive Field.

He has a single in two at-bats against rookie right-hander Mitch Talbot (8-9, 4.08 ERA), who looks to avoid a second loss in as many starts against the Yankees. Talbot gave up three runs over 6 1-3 innings in that 11-2 defeat May 31, when Rodriguez had a season-high six RBIs.

Talbot is 0-3 with a 4.98 ERA in his last four outings, allowing five runs in 5 2-3 innings in Saturday's 6-3 defeat to Tampa Bay.

The Yankees (64-36) remained two games ahead of the Rays in the AL East by building an eight-run lead Wednesday after four innings. Robinson Cano homered and Mark Teixeira and Brett Gardner each drove in two runs.

Jorge Posada went 1 for 5 as the designated hitter, returning to the lineup after sitting out Tuesday's loss with a sore left knee. Posada said the issue has bothered him since 2006, and he expects to play through it.

"It's been there for a while," Posada told the Yankees' official website. "It's just part of it. Catchers do get that. It's one of those things you've got to just take care of."

A return behind the plate would give him a chance to catch Dustin Moseley's first start with the Yankees. Moseley (0-0, 4.22) is taking the place of Sergio Mitre, who gave up seven runs over 4 1-3 innings in Saturday's 7-4 loss to Kansas City while filling in for an injured Andy Pettitte.

Moseley finished that game, allowing one hit over 4 2-3 innings, and now makes his first start since April 17, 2009, with the Los Angeles Angels.

"I think this a great opportunity," Moseley said. "It's a blessing for me to go out there, and if I go out and pitch like I'm capable, hopefully, there will be another start involved."

The right-hander is 5-4 with a 5.69 ERA in 23 career starts, pitching into the seventh inning twice. He's 2-0 with a 4.76 ERA in three career starts against the Indians, beating them in his major league debut July 17, 2006.

Cleveland (42-59) has totaled 14 runs in losing five of seven. Center fielder Trevor Crowe has been a bright spot with a .378 average over his last 14 games, including three hits Wednesday.






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  • Indians 4, Yankees 11 - FINAL
    NY YANKEES ab r h rbi bb so lob avg
    D Jeter ss 3 1 1 2 2 1 2 .274
    va-R Pena ph-ss 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 .209
    C Granderson cf 4 1 2 2 1 1 1 .254
    M Teixeira 1b 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 .260
    vb-J Miranda ph-1b 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 .230
    A Rodriguez 3b 4 0 1 3 1 1 4 .275
    R Cano

    Jul 29 11:06 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    WILD PITCH BY CHAN HO PARK ALLOWED MATT LAPORTA TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, J NIX ON THIRD, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 11
    CLEVELAND 4 BOTTOM,9TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: S DUNCAN (.263, 0-FOR-2, BB)

    Yankees 11, Indians 4  Bot 9, 0 OutsJul 29 11:01 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    ERROR BY MARCUS THAMES ALLOWED AUSTIN KEARNS TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J NIX ON SECOND, M LAPORTA ON THIRD, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 11
    CLEVELAND 3 BOTTOM,9TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: S DUNCAN (.263, 0-FOR-2, BB)

    Yankees 11, Indians 3  Bot 9, 0 OutsJul 29 11:01 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MATT LAPORTA SCORED CHRIS GIMENEZ
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M LAPORTA ON FIRST, A KEARNS ON SECOND, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 11
    CLEVELAND 2 BOTTOM,9TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: J NIX (.219, 0-FOR-3)

    Yankees 11, Indians 2  Bot 9, 0 OutsJul 29 10:58 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JUAN MIRANDA SCORED COLIN CURTIS
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J MIRANDA ON FIRST, C GRANDERSON ON SECOND, R
    PENA ON THIRD, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 11
    CLEVELAND 1 TOP,8TH
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: A RODRIGUEZ (.276, 1-FOR-3, BB, SF, 3 RBI)

    Yankees 11, Indians 1  Top 8, 0 OutsJul 29 10:28 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY RAMIRO PENA SCORED NICK SWISHER
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R PENA ON FIRST, C CURTIS ON THIRD, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 10
    CLEVELAND 1 TOP,8TH
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: C GRANDERSON (.254, 2-FOR-4, SAC, 2 RBI)

    Yankees 10, Indians 1  Top 8, 0 OutsJul 29 10:23 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ALEX RODRIGUEZ SCORED CURTIS GRANDERSON AND DEREK
    JETER
    SITUATION: 7 RUNS IN, A RODRIGUEZ ON FIRST, M TEIXEIRA ON SECOND, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 9
    CLEVELAND 1 TOP,7TH
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: R CANO (.330, 1-FOR-3, BB, HR, RBI)

    Yankees 9, Indians 1  Top 7, 0 OutsJul 29 9:59 PM


  • AL
    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CURTIS GRANDERSON SCORED COLIN CURTIS AND
    FRANCISCO CERVELLI
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, C GRANDERSON ON FIRST, D JETER ON THIRD, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 7
    CLEVELAND 1 TOP,7TH
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: M TEIXEIRA (.260, 0-FOR-2, 2 BB)

    Yankees 7, Indians 1  Top 7, 0 OutsJul 29 9:57 PM
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    Yankees 5, Indians 1  Top 7, 0 OutsJul 29 9:53 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    BASES LOADED WALK TO DEREK JETER SCORED BRETT GARDNER
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, D JETER ON FIRST, C CURTIS ON SECOND, F
    CERVELLI ON THIRD, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 5
    CLEVELAND 1 TOP,7TH
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: C GRANDERSON (.251, 1-FOR-3, SAC)

    Yankees 5, Indians 1  Top 7, 0 OutsJul 29 9:50 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY FRANCISCO CERVELLI SCORED NICK SWISHER
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, F CERVELLI ON FIRST, B GARDNER ON THIRD, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 4
    CLEVELAND 1 TOP,7TH
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: C CURTIS (.256, 1-FOR-3)

    Yankees 4, Indians 1  Top 7, 0 OutsJul 29 9:48 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY ROBINSON CANO (20) TO RIGHT WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 7TH OFF TONY SIPP.
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 3, CLEVELAND 1
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: N SWISHER (.298, 0-FOR-3)

    Yankees 3, Indians 1  Top 7, 0 OutsJul 29 9:39 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY DEREK JETER SCORED BRETT GARDNER
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, D JETER ON FIRST, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 2
    CLEVELAND 1 TOP,6TH
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: C GRANDERSON (.252, 1-FOR-2, SAC)

    Yankees 2, Indians 1  Top 6, 0 OutsJul 29 9:18 PM
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    Yankees 1, Indians 1  Bot 5, 0 OutsJul 29 8:54 PM


  • AL
    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY ALEX RODRIGUEZ SCORED COLIN CURTIS
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M TEIXEIRA ON FIRST, D JETER ON THIRD, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 1
    CLEVELAND 1 TOP,3RD
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: R CANO (.330, 0-FOR-0, BB)

    Yankees 1, Indians 1  Top 3, 0 OutsJul 29 8:10 PM


  • AL
    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY AUSTIN KEARNS SCORED ASDRUBAL CABRERA
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C SANTANA ON FIRST, S CHOO ON THIRD, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 0
    CLEVELAND 1 BOTTOM,1ST
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: M LAPORTA (.256, 5 HR, 21 RBI)

    Yankees 0, Indians 1  Bot 1, 0 OutsJul 29 7:26 PM