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Pettitte fractures fibula in Yankees' 5-4 win

Pettitte fractures fibula in Yankees' 5-4 win

Andy Pettitte broke his ankle on the same day the Yankees put C.C. Sabathia on the disabled list, but Robinson Cano hit a go-ahead homer to help New York beat the Cleveland Indians 5-4 Wednesday for a three-game sweep.
The American League East leaders face at least two starts without Sabathia and at least six weeks without Pettitte, the 40-year-old veteran who came out of retirement and had filled in admirably for a pitching staff hit hard by injuries _ including the loss of starter Michael Pineda and closer Mariano Rivera.
Pettitte fractured his fibula near his left ankle in the fifth inning when he was hit by Casey Kotchman's line drive. Before the game, the Yankees announced Sabathia strained his groin against the Mets on Sunday night and still felt discomfort after throwing in the bullpen Tuesday.
Rafael Soriano had an adventuresome ninth inning in which put the first two batters on base and walked in a run with two outs before getting Asdrubal Cabrera to fly out for his 17th save in 18 chances.
RANGERS 13, TIGERS 9
At Arlington, Texas, David Murphy went 4 for 5 with two home runs and matched his career high with five RBIs for Texas in the win over Detroit.
Every Ranger had a hit or scored except Josh Hamilton, who went 0 for 4 and struck out four times.
Texas starter Roy Oswalt (2-0) made it two wins from two starts with his new team despite giving up a career-worst 13 hits over six innings. He struck out six.
The Tigers twice fought back from big deficits, including scoring four runs in the eighth.
Detroit's Doug Fister (1-5) hasn't won on the road in six starts this season.
ANGELS 13, ORIOLES 1
At Baltimore, Torii Hunter homered and scored four runs as Los Angeles routed Baltimore.
One night after reaching season highs in homers and hits, the Angels set a season mark for runs in their most lopsided victory of 2012. Los Angeles totaled 20 runs and 33 hits during the two-game series. They have won 13 of their past 14 road games.
Making his second start since three weeks out with a lower back strain, Los Angeles' Jered Weaver (8-1) scattered six hits over 6 2-3 innings to lower his ERA to 2.31.
Orioles starter Jason Hammel (8-3) came into the game with a streak of 19 straight innings without allowing an earned run, but he gave up eight runs in just 3 1-3 innings, his shortest outing of the season. His ERA ballooned from 2.61 to 3.29.
RED SOX 10, BLUE JAYS 4
At Boston, David Ortiz hit his 399th homer as Boston scored six runs in the first inning against a wild Ricky Romero to beat Toronto for its fifth straight series win.
Adrian Gonzalez had three RBIs and Mike Aviles added two as the Red Sox improved to 9-2 in their last 11 games.
Jon Lester (5-5) allowed a run-scoring single to Colby Rasmus in the first, 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 his major league-leading 25th homer for the Blue Jays.
ROYALS 5, RAYS 4
At Kansas City, Missouri, Billy Butler greeted reliever Burke Badenhop with a solo home run in the eighth inning, powering Kansas City to a three-game sweep of Tampa Bay on a scorching afternoon.
Mike Moustakas and Alcides Escobar also homered for the Royals, who completed their first three-game sweep of the Rays at home since 2001.
Aaron Crow (1-1), the fifth Royals pitcher, got two outs in the eighth.
Tampa Bay tied it at 4 in the eighth on a two-run triple by Ben Zobrist, who had three hits and three RBIs. He also made three outs on the bases, getting thrown out twice at home plate trying to score on grounders.
WHITE SOX 12, TWINS 5
At Minneapolis, Chris Sale pitched seven easy innings and Adam Dunn hit a three-run homer to lead Chicago past Minnesota.
Sale (9-2) allowed two runs and six hits while striking out five and walking one. He was leading the league with a 2.27 ERA.
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, and 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.
ATHLETICS 2, MARINERS 1
At Seattle, Jarrod Parker struck out a career-high nine in seven innings as Oakland's only two hits in a victory over Seattle were homers by Yoenis Cespedes and Coco Crisp.
Parker (4-3) allowed three hits and walked four. He has given up two earned runs in his last 20 innings, going 2-0 in those three outings and lowering his ERA to 2.57.
Ryan Cook pitched around an error and a walk in the ninth for his sixth save. He struck out Ichiro Suzuki with two on to end it.
Hisashi Iwakuma (1-1) took the loss. Mariners starter Kevin Millwood left after 2 2-3 innings when he strained his right groin again.


Updated : 2021-06-14 16:13 GMT+08:00