7:05 PM ET, July 5, 2011
Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio
CC Sabathia gets 12th win for Yanks as Derek Jeter approaches 3,000
CLEVELAND -- The quest for 3,000 career hits hasn't been easy on Derek Jeter. Far from it.But now that he's so close to a milestone he won't have to share with anyone in the Yankees' incomparable history, he hopes that changes.Jeter got two hits, moving him within four of 3,000 and CC Sabathia took out any anger for being snubbed as an All-Star by striking out 11 in seven shutout innings, leading New York to a 9-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night.
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Sabathia is the first Yankees pitcher with 12 or more wins before the All-Star break in consecutive years since Tommy John did it in 1979-80. ... Sabathia has 25 career double-digit strikeout games. ... The Indians are expected to activate 1B Matt LaPorta from the disabled list. He's been out since June 18 with a sprained right ankle. ... Zach McAllister, 8-3 at Triple-A Columbus, will start Thursday in Fauston Carmona's spot. ... Yankees RHP Rafael Soriano, on the DL with right elbow inflammation, threw a bullpen session of only fastballs. Girardi said Soriano could return later this month. ... Yankees 3B Eric Chavez, in Florida rehabbing his bad back, was sent to New York after sustaining an abdominal strain. ... The Indians believe rookie RHP Alex White will pitch again this season. He's back in Cleveland being examined by doctors. White was impressive in three starts before hurting his finger.
Regular Season Series
|2nd||F Cervelli grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, N Swisher scored, B Gardner out at second, J Posada to third.||1||0|
|2nd||D Jeter doubled to deep center, J Posada and F Cervelli scored.||3||0|
|2nd||C Granderson homered to right (351 feet), D Jeter scored.||5||0|
|4th||C Granderson homered to right (386 feet).||6||0|
|8th||R Cano doubled to deep center, C Granderson scored, A Rodriguez to third.||7||0|
|8th||N Swisher singled to right, A Rodriguez scored, R Cano to third.||8||0|
|8th||J Posada hit sacrifice fly to left, R Cano scored.||9||0|
|9th||L Marson hit sacrifice fly to center, G Sizemore scored, A Kearns to third.||9||1|
|9th||M Brantley hit sacrifice fly to center, A Kearns scored.||9||2|
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|Stadium||Progressive Field, Cleveland, OH|
|Attendance||30,100 (71.3% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||82 degrees, clear|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Jeff Nelson, First Base - Marty Foster, Second Base - Bill Welke, Third Base - Mike Estabrook|
Sabathia finished with 11 K and 0 runs allowed. Its his second straight start of 10+ K and no runs allowed. The only other Yankee in the Live Ball Era (since 1920) with back-to-back games of 10+ K and no runs allowed is Ron Guidry, who did it in 1978.
From Elias: With his two HR on Tuesday, Curtis Granderson has joined Mark Teixeira as Yankees teammates with 25 HR this season. Only one other time in Yankees history has a pair of teammates had at least 25 HR before the All-Star break. In 1961, Roger Maris had 33 and Mickey Mantle had 29 at the All-Stark break. The last pair of teammates to do it were Chase Utley (25) and Ryan Howard (28) of the Phillies in 2008.
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