In a battle of unbeatens, Cleveland's Cliff Lee stiffled the Yankee lineup Wednesday night.

NEW YORK — The Yankees' Bats were completely turned off by the reigning American League Pitcher of the Month — unbeaten Cliff Lee, as Cleveland downed the Bombers 3-0 at The Stadium Wednesday night.
As Yankees fans recieved night lights on the way into the ballpark, little did they know the Yankees' offense would be held to only seven hits. Lee, who is now 6-0 with a miniscule 0.83 ERA, continues to dominate teams in the American League.
"I've got to focus on this next outing and if I do that and continue to do that things should go the way they have gone," Lee said. "Obviously I can't expect to put up zeros every single time but it's my job to put up as many as I can and get deep into the game and give the team a chance to win." He also added. "I've done that so far and hopefully it continues."
Contribuiting to Cleveland's win today was designated hitter Victor Martinez, who had a sacrifice fly in the first inning. Also having a good game was shortstop Jhonny peralta who had two singles in the game.  After pitching seven innings and striking out seven Yankees, Lee then gave way to the two Raphaels (Perez and Betancourt) in the bullpen who continued to blank the Bombers for the rest of the game. For Betancourt, this was his fourth save of the season.
Unfortunatley for the Yankees they just could not cash in on any of the base hits they were able to get off of Lee. In the bottom of the fifth inning Melky Cabrera and Robinson Cano got mirror singles to right field to get runners on first and second base, but then Morgan Ensberg and Jose Molina both made outs to end the Yankee threat.
It seemed as if the Bombers were going to make a comeback again in the sixth inning when rightfielder Bobby Abreu hit a single, which was then followed by a Shelly Duncan double. The crowd of 50,199 went crazy as Hideki Matsui came to the plate, but "Godzilla" could not cash in and stuck out to end the inning.
"That's two straight days our offense has been pitiful," said Johnny Damon. "They had a lead and he (Lee) just kept attacking the strike zone."
The matchup between Chien-Ming Wang (who now has his first loss of the season) and Cliff Lee was the first between two pitchers with at least a 5-0 record since Oakland's Dave Stewart faced Greg Swindell; which according to the Elias Sports Bureau happened on May 8, 1988.
Mike Mussina takes the mound for the Yankees Thursday as he looks to win his fourth straight game. He takes on right-hander Paul Byrd (1-2, 3.74 ERA) in a game slated for 1:05 pm; for Cleveland they go for their first sweep of three games in the Bronx. According to the Elias Sports Bureau the last time that had happened was April 1989.
Notes: It was a milestone moment for Derek Jeter tonight who passed Yankee legend Yogi Berra with his 7,547th at bat in the bottom of the fourth inning…Hideki Matsui also had a high today with the single in the bottom of the second inning Matsui now has a 16 game hitting streak which matches his career high from last season.

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