The Yankees claimed 25-year-old right-hander Chris Schwinden off waivers from the Indians, for whom the pitcher appeared three times this season. Schwinden allowed 12 runs over 8 2/3 innings in a pair of starts and one relief appearance before Cleveland designated him for assignment. The Yankees optioned Schwinden to Triple-A.
On this date in 1947, the Yankees won their first of 19 consecutive games en route to a franchise-best winning streak. The club had winning streaks of 10 and five games this month and had already posted 19 June wins entering play on Friday. Another win this month would give New York its first 20-win month since a 21-7 showing in August 2009.