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Sabathia, Yanks beat Texas

  • New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers at Yankee Stadium Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) Seth Wenig

  • New York Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton is greeted in the dugout after hitting a solo home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers at Yankee Stadium Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) Seth Wenig

  • Texas Rangers' Isiah Kiner-Falefa reacts after striking out with the bases loaded during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) Seth Wenig



Associated Press
Sunday, August 12, 2018

NEW YORK — CC Sabathia threw six shutout innings of one-hit ball, Giancarlo Stanton homered for the fifth time in six games and the New York Yankees defeated the Texas Rangers 7-2 on Sunday.

Didi Gregorius also homered and turned in a nifty defensive play for New York, who won for the sixth time in seven games.

Joey Gallo had two hits for Texas, who dropped three of the four games in the series. He also reached over the left-field wall to take a home run away from Austin Romine in the eighth.

Sabathia (7-4) turned in perhaps his best outing of the season, striking out seven to win for the first time since July 4. The burly left-hander lowered his ERA to 3.32 — the 38-year old has not finished a season with an ERA lower than 3.38 since 2011.

Stanton hit his 30th home run, giving New York a first-inning lead for the second straight day by connecting off Martin Perez .

Stanton has the most home runs by any Yankees player in his first season with the team since 2009.

Luis Severino (15-5, 3.11 ERA) pitches for the Yankees against Mets ace Jacob deGrom (6-7, 1.77 ERA) today to close out the Subway Series.