Sowers’ victory extends win streak to three

Jeremy Sowers will remember this one for a long time. The youngster faced a potent and start-studded Yankee lineup featuring some of baseball’s most recognizable hitters but was hardly fazed. Sowers gave up an early two-run first inning home run to Jason Giambi but settled down to earn his first major league victory. That’s all the Yankees would get as Sowers went seven innings while giving up only six hits in the Tribe’s 5-2 victory Monday night at a sold out Jacobs Field. After Yankee starter Chien Ming Wang dominated Indian hitters when they last met in mid June, they were able to figure him out this time around. Victor Martinez came through with a two-run double in the third and Todd Hollandsworth hit his fifth homer of the season in the sixth inning. Fausto Carmona pitched a scoreless eighth before handing it over to Wicky who saved it in the ninth. Wickman was impressed by Sowers’ outing.

“His composure was great,” Indians closer Bob Wickman said. “That’s one thing you can’t teach. He’s got it.”

After the home run in the first, Sowers was on his game tonight. One of his biggest pitches came in the third when he struck out Bernie Williams with the bases loaded. The Indians have somehow found a spark and are playing much better baseball.

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