Gerritt Cole bounced back from the shortest start of his career, Anthony Rizzo powered a long-awaited outburst from New York’s lineup and the Yankees pounded the Cleveland Guardians 10-2 Sunday to complete a three-game sweep in a series marred by fan misbehavior.

Cole (1-0) struck out nine over 6 2/3 scoreless innings, and Rizzo’s two-run drive in the first inning tied him for the AL lead with five homers. New York won for the fifth time in six games, improving to 10-6 despite early concerns about their ineffective ace and a surprisingly punchless lineup.

Cleveland starter Aaron Civale (0-1) allowed six earned runs in three innings, pushing his ERA to 9.58 over three starts.

“On a day when he needed a little help, we didn’t help out,” manager Terry Francona said.

Left-hander Kirk McCarty made his major league debut for the Guardians and allowed four runs on two homers over the final three innings.

Giménez had two hits, including a two-run triple in the ninth.

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