The Indians lose to the Yankees, but what else is new?
Make that 1-4 for the Cleveland Indians against the New York Yankees this year. Neither the return of Nick Swisher to the Bronx nor the presence of staff ace Justin Masterson on the hill could get the Tribe past the Yanks in a 7-4 loss Monday. The defeat shouldn't come as a surprise, though. The Yankees have had the Indians' number for a good while now. Since the start of the 2009 season through Monday night's game, Cleveland is a woeful 10-29 against New York. The .290 winning percentage is the second worst of any American League team against New York in that timeframe, behind only the Minnesota Twins' abysmal .250 mark (7-21). Here's how some other teams stack up in the last four seasons and change: