Yankees Head to All-Star Break With Best Record

SEATTLE (AP) – CC Sabathia allowed a run in seven innings and

joined Tampa Bay's David Price as the only 12-game winners in the

American League, and the New York Yankees roughed up the Seattle

Mariners for an 8-2 victory Sunday and head into the All-Star break

with baseball's best record.

The World Series champions are 56-32 and have a two-game lead

over the Rays in the American League East. New York has won nine of

11.

Sabathia (12-3) won his eighth straight decision and made it

look easy. After consecutive singles from Casey Kotchman and Justin

Smoak in the second inning, Sabathia set down the next 11 before

Michael Saunders' single leading off the sixth.

 

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