Yankees Avoid Sweep

NEW YORK (AP) – Alex Rodriguez hit a tiebreaking homer in the

eighth inning and CC Sabathia won his sixth straight start, leading

the New York Yankees past the Seattle Mariners 4-2 on Thursday to

avoid a three-game sweep.

Robinson Cano added a solo shot for the Yankees, shut down by

Seattle co-aces Cliff Lee and Felix Hernandez the previous two

nights.

Lee and Hernandez each went the distance, marking the first time

two visiting pitchers had consecutive complete-game wins at Yankee

Stadium since May 1991, when Mark Langston and Jim Abbott did it

for the California Angels.

 

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