Luis Severino earned his first major league win, getting all the support he needed in the first inning Saturday on a pair of home runs from Brett Gardner and Brian McCann as the New York Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians 6-2.
Making his fourth career start, the 21-year-old Severino (1-2) gave up a one-out homer in the first to fellow rookie Francisco Lindor, but he yielded only two singles and four walks in the remainder of his six gritty innings.
Jacoby Ellsbury and Carlos Beltran drove in runs in the second off Danny Salazar (11-7), helping the AL East leaders improve to 2-4 against the last place Indians this season.
New York has a chance for a split of the four-game series Sunday, following a pregame ceremony to retire left-hander Andy Pettitte's No. 46.