NEW YORK — Robinson Cano homered and drove in three runs to extend his recent tear, Hiroki Kuroda took a shutout into the eighth inning and the Yankees beat the Indians 7-1 on Monday night.
Nick Swisher and Dewayne Wise also went deep for the Yankees, who opened a seven-game homestand against the top two teams in the AL Central with their third straight victory and 13th in 16 games. After winning an intense series across town against the Mets over the weekend, New York roughed up Josh Tomlin early and breezed.
Cano, who hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning Sunday night at Citi Field, smacked a two-run double in the first inning and a solo homer in the third to the short porch in right.
Cano has hit six of his 17 homers in the past eight games.
It was a painful night for catcher Carlos Santana and the Indians, who lost their third straight since a four-game winning streak. Santana drilled two foul balls off his right foot in a three-pitch span in the fourth.