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Pettitte breaks ankle in Yankees' 5-4 win

 New York Yankees' Andy Pettitte delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Wednesday, June 27, 2012, ...
 New York Yankees' Andy Pettitte leaves the game during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians Wednesday, June 27, 2012, in...

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New York Yankees' Andy Pettitte delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Wednesday, June 27, 2012, ...

Indians Yankees Baseball

New York Yankees' Andy Pettitte leaves the game during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians Wednesday, June 27, 2012, in...

Andy Pettitte broke his ankle on the same day the Yankees put fellow ace CC Sabathia on the disabled list, as New York beat the Cleveland Indians 5-4 for a three-game sweep in the American League on Wednesday.
The Yankees have to face at least two starts without Sabathia and at least six weeks without Pettitte, the veteran who came out of retirement and filled in admirably for a pitching staff hit by injuries, including the loss of starter Michael Pineda and closer Mariano Rivera.
Pettitte broke a bone in his left ankle, where he was hit in the fifth inning by a line drive from Casey Kotchman. Before the game, the Yankees announced Sabathia strained his groin against the Mets on Sunday, and still felt discomfort after throwing in the bullpen on Tuesday.
Pettitte had been working on another good start when he was hurt. He struck out 7 in four innings, and was charged with two runs, only one of which was earned. He has struck out about a batter per inning since returning May 13.
RED SOX 10, BLUE JAYS 4
At Boston, the Red Sox scored six runs in the first inning against a wild Ricky Romero, David Ortiz hit his 399th career homer and Boston beat the Toronto Blue Jays for its fifth straight series win.
Adrian Gonzalez had three RBIs and Mike Aviles added two.
Jon Lester (5-5) fell behind 1-0 in the first when he allowed a run-scoring single to Colby Rasmus, but the Red Sox scored all the runs they needed in the bottom half as Romero (8-2) threw 16 balls on his first 19 pitches.
Jose Bautista hit a solo shot, his MLB-league leading 25th homer of the season, off Lester in the fourth.
WHITE SOX 12, TWINS 5
At Minneapolis, Chris Sale won again, pitching seven easy innings with support from a three-run homer by Adam Dunn as Chicago beat Minnesota.
The AL's leader in earned run average, Sale (9-2) struck out five and walked one with six hits and two runs allowed.
Dunn had three hits and four RBIs along with his 24th home run of the season, and newly acquired Kevin Youkilis went 3 for 4 and drove in two runs. Alex Rios also had three hits and a homer, as the White Sox collected a season-high 21 hits.
Nick Blackburn (4-5) watched his ERA balloon to 7.74 after five rough innings for the Twins. He gave up nine hits and six runs.
ROYALS 5, RAYS 4
At Kansas City, Missouri, Billy Butler greeted reliever Burke Badenhop with a solo home run in the eighth, powering Kansas City to victory and their first three-game home sweep of Tampa Bay since 2001.
Mike Moustakas and Alcides Escobar also homered for the Royals.
Ben Zobrist's two-run triple tied it for the Rays at 4-4 in the top of the eighth.
First base umpire Brian Gorman was bloodied when he was struck on the left side of his face by a Carlos Pena grounder which glanced off Eric Hosmer's glove in the eighth. The veteran ump stayed in the game.


Updated : 2021-06-14 01:59 GMT+08:00