CLEVELAND -- As long as Robinson Cano is healthy, the Bronx Bombers can still blast away.
Cano hit one of New York's five homers and drove in five runs, Andy Pettitte pitched seven solid innings and the Yankees romped to a 14-1 win Tuesday night over the Cleveland Indians, who had starter Carlos Carrasco ejected from his first appearance since 2011.
With power hitters Alex Rodriguez, Curtis Granderson and Mark Teixeira on the disabled list, New York wasn't expected to hit as many homers -- at least not until those guys get back. But after hitting eight in their first six games, the Yankees have doubled their total since coming to Cleveland.
Cano, who had four hits, arrived for the four-game series batting .130 and without an extra-base hit. In the past two games, he is 7 for 10 with three homers, three doubles and seven RBI.
"When he hits the ball hard, it's usually for extra bases and drives people in," New York manager Joe Girardi said. "It does take some pressure off. I've seen him hit some balls in the last two days, I don't know how you can hit them any harder."
The win was the Yankees' largest in Cleveland since 1931, when they beat the Indians 18-1.
Cleveland manager Terry Francona was worried about Cano getting hot while in Cleveland. In 24 hours, the All-Star second baseman has gone from warm to scorching.
"He's one of the best hitters in the league," Francona said. "It seems like you make a good pitch and he hits a single. You make a mistake and it's over the fence."
The 40-year-old Pettitte (2-0) allowed one run and five hits in his second strong start.
Cano hit a two-run double in the second off Carrasco (0-1) and connected for his third homer in two days in the fourth. Following Cano's two-run shot, Carrasco, who just served a five-game suspension for throwing at a hitter in 2011, drilled Kevin Youkilis in the shoulder with a pitch and got tossed.
Youkilis and Brennan Boesch hit two-run homers and Ichiro Suzuki and Lyle Overbay had solo shots for the Yankees.
Brett Gardner went 4 for 5 with two RBI and scored three runs. New York had 18 hits -- 11 for extra bases.
The seemingly ageless Pettitte carried a shutout into the sixth, when Asdrubal Cabrera hit a leadoff homer. Other than that, the left-hander was in complete control of the Indians, who have been outscored 25-7 in losing their first two home games after a 3-3 start on the road.
Pettitte, the majors' winningest active pitcher, allowed five hits and walked three to earn victory No. 247, tying him with Jack Quinn for 35th on the career list.
Carrasco was making his first start in two seasons. He made it a memorable one, and possibly his last for a while.