Franmil Reyes hit a three-run homer, tripled and stole his first career base, helping the Cleveland Indians avoid a four-game series sweep with a 7-3 victory over the New York Yankees on Sunday.

The burly 6-foot-5, 265-pounder homered in the fourth off Jameson Taillon (0-2) to give the Indians a 4-3 lead, then led off the sixth with his second big league triple and scored on Jordan Luplow’s double against Nick Nelson to extend the advantage to 6-3.

Rookie Sam Hentges (1-0), making his second appearance after debuting Tuesday, allowed two hits in 1 2/3 innings of relief. Emmanuel Clase worked a perfect ninth as the Indians stopped their four-game losing streak.

“We needed to win this game,” Cleveland manager Terry Francona said. “Franmil probably won’t lead the league in triples, but when he hits it, he runs. It’s kind of inspiring to me and I hope it is for everybody.”