NEW YORK — Willie Calhoun timed his first homer with a pinstripe, throwing a go-ahead seventh inning that propelled the Yankees to a 4-2 win over the Guardians Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium.
Calhoun’s poke to the right field bench off James Karinchak helped the Yankees snap a four-game losing streak.
Anthony Volpe broke up the shutout attempt with his third major league homer, a solo blast in the sixth Guardians rookie pitcher Tanner Bibby, and Anthony Rizzo went the opposite way with a Karinchak one out later in the frame.
Volpe finished the evening with two hits, two runs, two stolen bases, and improved to a perfect 10-for-10 in steal attempts.
The Bombers were silenced by five innings by Beebe, with the Cleveland prospect (No. 57 overall in the Majors, per MLB Pipeline) having his second-largest major league outing on the side of another solid effort by Yankees ace Gerrit Cole.
Cole caught the Guardians with five hits over six innings of two-run ball. Josh Naylor and Andres Jimenez led the home run against Cole, who kicked eight goals for three walks in a 108-pitch effort. The Yankees improved to 7-0 in Cole’s start this season.