6:30 PM ET, October 7, 2007
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
• Summary: The Yankees staved off a three-game sweep to the Indians and possibly saved Joe Torre's job along the way despite a shaky outing from Roger Clemens, who gave up three runs in two-plus innings on an injured hamstring. With the win, the Yankees narrowed the series to 2-1.
• Hero: Johnny Damon went 3-for-4 with four RBIs including a go-ahead, three-run homer in the fifth inning that gave the Yankees a 5-3 lead.
• Quotable: "I don't think we're ready to see Roger Clemens' last steps off the mound, or Joe Torre's last game. We have a lot to play for." -- Damon
• Look ahead: Paul Byrd tries to close it out Monday night for the Indians, with the Yankees starting Game 1 loser Chien-Ming Wang on three days' rest.
-- ESPN.com news services
Yankees 8, Indians 4
Jeter was 0-for-4 and is 1-for-12 (.083) in the series. ... Posada was 1-for-3 with a walk and is 1-for-10. ... Westbrook allowed six runs and nine hits in five-plus innings. ... Torre might consider replacing Clemens -- who then would be off the roster until the World Series.
|1st||R Garko singled to center, A Cabrera scored, T Hafner to second.||1||0|
|2nd||T Nixon homered to right.||2||0|
|3rd||J Peralta doubled to right, T Hafner scored.||3||0|
|3rd||J Damon singled to right, H Matsui scored, M Cabrera to second.||3||1|
|5th||M Cabrera singled to left, H Matsui scored, R Cano to third.||3||2|
|5th||J Damon homered to right, R Cano and M Cabrera scored.||3||5|
|6th||R Cano singled to right, A Rodriguez and J Posada scored, H Matsui to second, H Matsui scored, R Cano to third on error by right fielder T Nixon.||3||8|
|8th||T Nixon doubled to deep center, J Peralta scored, K Lofton to third.||4||8|
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|Stadium||Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY|
|Attendance||56,358 (114.6% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||79 degrees, partly cloudy|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Ron Kulpa, First Base - Fieldin Culbreth, Second Base - Gerry Davis, Third Base - Jim Wolf|