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Indians' Sabathia befuddles Boston

Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2001

CLEVELAND -- Rookie C.C. Sabathia matched a season-high with 11 strikeouts and Juan Gonzalez and Ellis Burks hit consecutive homers Wednesday night, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 2-1 win over the Boston Red Sox.

Sabathia (14-4) allowed five hits in seven innings to improve to 7-1 since the All-Star break.

Blue Jays 3, Yankees 2

NEW YORK -- Carlos Delgado hit a two-run homer and Roy Halladay beat New York for the first time in five career starts.

Delgado hit a two-run homer in the third inning off Sterling Hitchcock (3-3) following Shannon Stewart's RBI single.

Athletics 4, Orioles 1

BALTIMORE -- Tim Hudson (15-7) won for the first time in four starts, and Eric Chavez and Ramon Hernandez homered as Oakland won its fourth straight.

Mariners 5, Devil Rays 2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Bret Boone became the third AL second baseman to hit 30 homers in a season, and Jamie Moyer (16-5) tied a career-high with his seventh straight win for Seattle.

White Sox 8, Tigers 3

DETROIT -- Josh Paul set career-highs with four hits and four RBIs, as Chicago beat Detroit.

Twins 10, Rangers 8

MINNEAPOLIS -- Eric Milton (13-5) pitched seven strong innings, and Corey Koskie hit a two-run homer as Minnesota held off Texas.

Royals 6, Angels 3

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Light-hitting Carlos Febles hit his third home run in two games as Kansas City built a big early lead and beat Anaheim.

National League

Braves 5, Expos 3

ATLANTA -- Wes Helms homered and drove in three runs for the Atlanta Braves, who snapped a 17-inning scoreless streak in a victory over the Montreal Expos on Wednesday night.

Mets 7, Phillies 5

NEW YORK -- Bruce Chen pitched into the seventh inning against his former team, and New York held on to beat Philadelphia for its eighth win in 11 games.

Cubs 5, Marlins 1

CHICAGO -- Jason Bere pitched a three-hitter, and Chicago capitalized on Mike Lowell's throwing error in a four-run eighth inning to beat Florida.

Astros 6, Reds 2

HOUSTON -- Moises Alou and Jeff Bagwell each drove in two runs as Houston beat Cincinnati to maintain its four-game lead in the NL Central.

Cardinals 16, Padres 14

ST. LOUIS -- Jim Edmonds was 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs as St. Louis ended a three-game losing streak.

Brewers 9, Pirates 8

MILWAUKEE -- Mike Coolbaugh hit a two-run double in Milwaukee's five-run fourth inning, and pinch-hitter Mark Sweeney delivered a two-run single in the fifth for the Brewers.

Diamondbacks 2, Giants 0

PHOENIX -- Luis Gonzalez became the 19th player to hit 50 home runs in a season, and Arizona widened its NL West lead to 4 1/2 games with a victory over San Francisco.

Rockies 5, Dodgers 3

LOS ANGELES -- Jason Jennings picked up where he left off in his spectacular major league debut, pitching into the seventh inning to win again as Colorado beat Los Angeles.

Jennings (2-0) held Los Angeles scoreless until Dave Hansen's pinch-hit, RBI double in the fifth. He became the first player in modern big league history to throw a shutout and hit a homer in his debut, beating the Mets 10-0 last Thursday.

Jennings allowed two runs and eight hits in six-plus innings against the Dodgers, who dropped 5 1/2 games behind Arizona in the NL West and 1 1/2 games back of the Cubs in the wild card race.

Jay Powell pitched the ninth for his fourth save.

Los Angeles starter James Baldwin (2-2) allowed five runs and 13 hits -- all singles -- in five innings.



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