"Not all the time," Masterson replied. In the process, Masterson helped end Cleveland's nine-game slide. 8, Masterson beat Minnesota and stopped Cleveland's 11-game slide, one loss shy of the club record. He walked two, struck out six and worked his way out of a major mess in the sixth, when the Yankees loaded the bases with none out and were a hit away from either tying the game or taking the lead. Cleveland suffered two droughts of at least nine games in the same season for the first time in the franchise's long history, but the sinkerballer saw to it that at least for one day the latest slump came to an end.
Justin Masterson handled New York's power-packed lineup for 6 2/3 innings and Michael Brantley hit a three-run homer as the Cleveland Indians snapped a nine-game skid with a 3-1 win over the Yankees on Saturday night.