A-Rod homers, hit by pitch in Yanks' 4-0 win

June 11, 2011 - 4:13 PM
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New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez is hit by a pitch in the sixth inning against the Cleveland Indians in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, Saturday, June 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Paul J. Bereswill)

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez was hit by a pitch after he homered, Bartolo Colon pitched two-hit ball into the seventh inning before he hurt himself, and the New York Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians 4-0 on a misty, windy Saturday afternoon.

Curtis Granderson hit his 20th homer of the season and Rodriguez got plunked by Indians starter Mitch Talbot a day after the teams' benches cleared, adding another chapter to what has been a testy homestand for the Yankees.

Talbot was ejected after hitting A-Rod, and the Yankees didn't respond in kind.

Instead, they sent Cleveland to its 13th loss in 17 games and left the Indians barely clinging to first place in the AL Central for one more day.