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Derek Jeter was hit by a pitch

that knocked him our of the eighth inning of Monday's game. Less than 24 hours later the Yankee captain was leading off the game with a home run and his 1,000th career run scored. He later scored his 1001st run to give the Yankees the 5-4 win over Cleveland.

Javier Vasquez had another disappointing outing. His first two innings were sharp, he retired the first six batters he faced. Vasquez ran into trouble in the bottom of the third. He walked Jody Gerut, then balked allowing Gerut to get to second. He seemed to recover, by getting two consecutive outs, but then gave up a home run to Coco Crisp. Vasquez then gave up a single to Omar Visquel, Walked Tarvis Hafner, threw a wild pitch and then gave up a deep double to Victor Martinez. it seems like Vasquez has too many innings like this. 4-1 Indians after three innings.

The Yankees managed to chip away at the lead. In the fourth inning, Matsui doubled, Posada sacrificed him over to third and professional hitter John Olerud drove him in with a sac fly. In the Sixth inning the Yankees scored twice more on a Jorge Posada home run and a Kenny Lofton sac fly. Kenny Lofton, who is sitting on 1,999 career hits was robbed twice in the game. Once by Coco Crisp on a laser to left field and once by Jody Gerut on that sac fly. Best line of the night by Ken Singleton..."He may be trying to get to 2,000, but tonight he is gonna party like it is 1999."

In the ninth inning with the score still tied at four, Derek Jeter strolled up to the plate and earned a walk against the same man that beaned him last night, Bob Wickman. Jeter stole second and then stole third. Sheffield came up to the plate, but was unable to deliver, striking out. A-Rod took his shot, but grounded out to the shortstop. Matsui came up and calmly and coolly with two outs, drove Jeter home with a single to left field. Mariano Rivera came in and retired the next three batters on ground balls.

Tonight the Yankees look to win their third game in a row and sweep the series with Cleveland. Orlando Hernandez looks to move his record 6-0 against former Yankee Jake Westbrook.