A new streak...3 losses.

The resurgent yankees have come out of nowhere, gaining ground in the AL East and wildcard by winning 6 of their last 8 games. They're getting help from teams above them, namely Baltimore, who is systematically falling apart.

The Cleveland Indians are one of those teams the yankees are chasing and tonight looked to end a 2 game skid to give themselves some breathing room.

Kevin Millwood gave up 3 runs in two innings on Alex Rodriguez's 2 run shot and Jason Giambi's solo homer. Sheffield led off the 6th with a single, Arod walked and Hideki Matsui brought in Sheffield with a base hit that ended Millwoods night to seal the win for the yankees. Derek Jeter would homer in the 7th off Fernando Cabrera.

Cleveland threatened to take the lead in the 2nd inning when Jhonny Peralta went yard on Mike Mussina's 0-2 pitch. With 2 outs the indians would get consecutive base hits started by Grady Sizemore. Sizemore would come around to score but Mussina would not allow any more.

Cliff Lee, still looking for his 10th win, will take the mound tomorrow night against Chien-Ming Wang.

The Indians have dropped 3 straight showing a drastic drop in the momentum they had just 4 days ago. The turning point seemed to be game 3 against the tigers where Travis Hafner did not start. Every player needs a day off but the obvious arguement is that you never, under any circumstance sit your hottest player.

The Yankees now sit only a game and a half behind the Tribe with 3 games left in the series. Minnesota did not win so no ground is lost, however, Baltimore won.

Note: Alot of comparison has been made lately between Jhonny Peralta and Derek Jeter. Their style of play and clutch hitting have eerie resemblence. Peralta is only 22 and playing his first full year in the Majors. His 10th home run tonight matches Jeters rookie season total.