- Associated Press - Monday, July 7, 2014

CLEVELAND (AP) - The New York Yankees got a major boost from their young pitchers Monday night.

Shane Greene allowed two runs in six innings for his first major league win, All-Star Dellin Betances earned his first career save and the Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians 5-3.

Greene (1-0) didn’t allow a hit until Nick Swisher’s two-out homer in the fifth. The 25-year-old right-hander was called up from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after scheduled starter Vidal Nuno was traded to Arizona for right-hander Brandon McCarthy on Sunday.

“It’s a dream come true,” Greene said. “There’s no question about that.”

Betances pitched the final two innings, giving closer David Robertson a rest day.

“It’s pretty cool,” Betances said. “I was just trying to go out there and keep it the same and make pitches.”

“Some really good stuff out of some young pitchers,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. “We’ve gotten a lot of help from our guys in the minor leagues.”

Brett Gardner, Brian McCann and Ichiro Suzuki had three hits apiece for New York, which has won four of five on its 11-game road trip.

Justin Masterson (4-6) continued to pitch poorly and was pulled without retiring a batter in the third. Cleveland’s opening-day starter allowed five runs and six hits in two-plus innings. He walked three, hit a batter and rarely topped 90 mph in his 54 pitches, throwing only 24 strikes.

A 15th-round selection by New York in 2009, Greene allowed four hits, struck out two and didn’t walk a batter. His only big league appearance prior to Monday came in relief against Boston on April 24 when he pitched one-third of an inning and allowed three unearned runs. Greene walked three of four hitters, all of whom scored, and threw eight of 23 pitches for strikes.

“We’ve said all along this kid has a lot of talent,” Girardi said. “He did a lot of good things.”

It’s unclear if Greene will get another start.

“That’s obviously going to be a topic of discussion,” Girardi said. “We haven’t made any decisions moving forward. We’ll figure it out here pretty quick.”

Asked if he thinks he deserves to in the rotation, Greene smiled and said, “That’s not up to me.”

Derek Jeter, playing in his final regular-season series in Cleveland, was 1 for 4 and drew a bases-loaded walk in the second.

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