Chien-Ming Wang shut down Cleveland for seven innings and outpitched C.C. Sabathia, whose lone mistake turned into a homer by Melky Cabrera, to help the New York Yankees end a three-game slide with a 1-0 win over the Indians on Sunday. Wang (5-0) allowed four hits, struck out a season-high nine. Only one Cleveland runner reached third against the right-hander.
Mariano Rivera worked the ninth for his seventh save and 450th of his career, joining Trevor Hoffman and Lee Smith as the only closers to reach the milestone. Sabathia (1-4) dropped to 1-8 in regular-season games against the Yankees despite throwing eight strong innings, giving up just four hits. Indians center fielder Grady Sizemore sat out with a sore right ankle