Monday's American League Capsules
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
CHICAGO (AP) — CC Sabathia pitched eight strong innings to earn his major league-best 16th win and the New York Yankees beat the Chicago White Sox 3-2 on Monday for their fourth consecutive victory.
Sabathia allowed two runs and 10 hits, matching a season high, but managed to wiggle out of trouble all night as the White Sox struggled to score without injured slugger Paul Konerko. They put the tying run in scoring position in the fifth, sixth and seventh and came away with nothing each time.
Sabathia (16-5) improved to 9-1 with a 1.76 ERA in his last 10 starts. Mariano Rivera pitched a perfect ninth for his 28th save.
Curtis Granderson had an RBI double and Robinson Cano a run-scoring in the first inning, and Granderson scored on Cano’s double-play grounder in the third.
White Sox right-hander Jake Peavy (4-5) settled down after a rough start and pitched seven effective innings. Alexei Ramirez hit a two-run homer in the fourth.
Indians 9, Red Sox 6
BOSTON (AP) — Asdrubal Cabrera’s second two-run homer of the game, originally ruled a single off the short wall in right field and overturned by replay review, broke an eighth-inning tie and lifted Cleveland past Boston.
Travis Hafner homered after Cabrera’s first of the game as the Indians won for just the third time in their last 11 games.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia had a broken-bat two-run homer and Carl Crawford had a solo homer, double and scored two runs for Boston, which was coming off a 20-6 record in July — it’s first 20-win month since May 2007.
Cabrera’s homer came off reliever Daniel Bard (1-5) and halted his scoreless innings streak at 26 1-3, longest active in the majors.
Rafael Perez (4-1) pitched one inning of scoreless relief for the win.
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