It was the worst loss in the history of Baseball. Let that sink in. In over 100 years of baseball there has never been a loss as bad as the one the Yankees suffered from the hands of the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night. 22-0. It was the low point of the Yankee season. But, it only counted as one game in the standings. The next day the Yankees put it behind them and came out with a 5-4 win and then clinched the series with a 9-1 win last night.

We at the Gothamist do not believe we need to get into the 22-0 defeat. If you want to see some "evidence", this might suffice. We did not watch the game, so we are not sure if it ever really happened or if it is just some clever media rouse played by those dang Red Sox.

The Yankees sent El Duque to the hill on Wednesday night, in a big game. Let's put it this way, it was the first time that we have ever watched a Yankee game when the Red Sox score was reported every half inning on the broadcast, both on TV and on radio. El Duque stepped in and dominated the Indian hitters. Allowing three hits, one run and walking two, while striking out seven. Tom Gordon came in for the eighth inning and made it interesting, allowing two runs and forcing Mariano Rivera into the game to get the last four outs. Jorge Posada (18), Miguel Cairo (5) and John Olerud (7) all hit home runs for the bombers. The Yanks held on for the 5-3 win.

Last night the Yanks came out swinging and Jon Lieber came out sharp. Lieber went seven scoreless innings allowing six hits, walking one and striking out three. Meanwhile, Cliff Lee, who started the year 10-1 for the Indians, was torched early. Lee gave up six earned runs before getting taken out in the 2nd inning. Gary Shefflied was 3-4 with 3 RBI and Alex Rodriguez hit a 3 run home run in the 9-1 victory.

The Yankees are now only 3.5 games ahead of the Red Sox, with 6 out of the last 29 games against the Red Sox. The first three game series takes place in the Bronx on September 17-19. The it is up to Boston one week later.

Tonight the Yankees welcome the Baltimore Orioles into the stadium for three games. Kevin Brown (10-3) goes tonight against Rodrigo Lopez (10-8). Mike Mussina (9-8) goes against Sir Sidney Ponson (9-13) on Saturday at 1:05pm and Javier Vasquez (13-8) closes out the series on Sunday at 1:05 against Bruce Chen.