The Indians lose to the Yankees, but what else is new?

Tuesday June 4th, 2013

Justin Masterson looks down in despair after giving up a grand slam to Mark Teixeira Justin Masterson looks down in despair after giving up a grand slam to Mark Teixeira. (Jason Szenes/Getty)

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:

Team Wins Losses Winning %
Minnesota 7 21 25
Cleveland 10 29 29
Oakland 13 28 32
Baltimore 28 50 36
Kansas City 11 19 37
Toronto 31 50 38
Texas 13 20 39
Seattle 17 24 41
Chicago 12 16 43
Detroit 15 19 44
though Mark Teixeira's third-inning grand slam shouldn't have counted
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