Yankees Earn Four Game Sweep Over A’s

Sabathia, Granderson give Yankees 4-game sweep

By BEN WALKER

AP Baseball Writer

NEW YORK (AP) – CC Sabathia pitched one-hit ball for eight

innings to earn his major league-leading 19th win, fill-in Curtis

Granderson homered twice and the New York Yankees beat the Oakland

Athletics 5-0 Thursday for a four-game sweep.

Sabathia (19-5) breezed on a steamy afternoon, nicked only by

Mark Ellis' clean single leading off the second. Jonathan

Albaladejo completed the combined one-hitter in the ninth.

Granderson hit a solo homer and a two-run shot as a replacement

for Nick Swisher, who left after one inning because of a stiff left

knee. Jorge Posada also homered a day after an animated ejection,

propelling the Yankees to their sixth straight victory.

New York increased its AL East lead over idle Tampa to 1½ games.

Oakland's loss gave AL West-leading Texas a 10-game bulge.

 

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