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Jun 25, 2011 6:03 PM by Lee Douglas

Yanks and Sabathia shut down Rox

NEW YORK (AP) - CC Sabathia tossed eight stingy innings to win for the seventh time in his last eight starts, Alex Rodriguez drove in three runs and the New York Yankees finally beat the Colorado Rockies, 8-3 on Saturday.

A dozen pitchers began the day with nine wins, but Sabathia (10-4) won the race to double digits. The big left-hander allowed one run while striking out nine, improving to 19-7 all-time in interleague play. That win total makes him baseball's active leader.

He threw just 103 pitches, but manager Joe Girardi decided against letting him finish the game. Buddy Carlyle promptly gave up Ty Wigginton's two-run homer in the ninth.

Seth Smith drove in the Rockies' only other run with a pinch-hit single in the eighth.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

 

 

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