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Indians’ Sabathia joins 11-win club

June 26, 2007

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Indians 5, Athletics 2

Cleveland - C.C. Sabathia joined Boston's Josh Beckett as the majors' only 11-game winners and finally beat his hometown team again, leading the Cleveland Indians over Oakland on Monday night.

Sabathia (11-2) allowed nine hits in his second complete game this month.

He struck out eight and didn't walk a batter, continuing an impressive run of great control and command of his pitches. In his last 14 starts, Sabathia has walked only 11 and not more than one in any outing. He has 89 strikeouts over the same span.

Ryan Garko drove in two runs with a fourth-inning double off Chad Gaudin (6-3), and Travis Hafner homered for Cleveland, just 11-12 in June.

Rangers 8, Tigers 3

Detroit - Marlon Byrd drove in three runs, and the Texas Rangers ended Jeremy Bonderman's unbeaten streak at 17 starts.

White Sox 5, Devil Rays 4

St. Petersburg, Fla. - Rookie Andy Gonzalez went 4-for-5 and drove in two runs to help the struggling White Sox snap a five-game losing streak.

Jim Thome, Paul Konerko and Josh Fields also drove in runs for the White Sox, who finished with 12 hits - two shy of their season high - after being limited to two runs and two extra-base hits while losing three straight to the crosstown Cubs over the weekend.

Left-hander John Danks (4-6) allowed four runs and four hits in five innings.

Blue Jays 8, Twins 5

Minneapolis - Matt Stairs hit Toronto's third homer of the game in the eighth inning.

Mariners 9, Red Sox 4

Seattle - Jeff Weaver won his second straight start, pitching Seattle past Boston. Jose Lopez capped a five-run fifth inning with a two-run single, and Kenji Johjima and Adrian Beltre hit back-to-back home runs for Seattle.

Weaver (2-6) yelled at himself, the plate umpire and his fielders during his second straight win following an 0-6 start. In four starts since coming off the disabled list, Weaver has lowered his ERA from 14.32 to 7.71.

Seattle won for the fifth time in seven games on its season-high 12-game homestand despite Ichiro Suzuki, who went 0-for-4 with a walk to end his 19-game hitting streak.

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