Indians put on fireworks display

The Tribe sure has a knack for destroying the New York Yankees. Back in 2004, the Indians made history when they shut out the Bronx Bombers 22-0 in New York. They put on quite a holiday spectacle Tuesday, obliterating the Yanks 19-1 to win their fourth in a row. The Tribe blasted six home runs in the game, two each by Jhonny Peralta and Travis Hafner, and put up nine runs in the fifth. The offense was having a field day against Yankee starter Shawn Chacon as well as the rest of bullpen. Twenty-one hits in all for the Tribe. Grady Sizemore was perfect on the day, going 3 for 3, Victor Martinez was 5 for 6, and Todd Hollandsworth went 3 for 4 with 2 RBIs and continues to rope the ball. Jake Westbrook, having finished his most effective month of the season (3.12 ERA in June), threw a shutout in his first July start. Westbrook went seven innings and allowed only five hits. Edward Mujica threw two scoreless innings to finish off the game. Jason Michaels finally made his return from the DL and went 0 for 4 with one run scored.

What a fourth of July celebration. With his two homers and four RBIs, Pronk sure is making a strong case for himself to be an American Leauge All-Star. He wants that invite to Pittsburgh and is letting voters everywhere know what kind of player he is.

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