Wang Leads Yankees to 1-0 Win at Cleveland

Righty outduels Sabathia thanks to Cabrera's homer
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 27, 2008 5:54 PM CDT
New York Yankees' Melky Cabrera, right, is congratulated by Jose Molina after Cabrera hit a solo-home run off Cleveland Indians pitcher C.C. Sabathia in the fifth inning Sunday, April 27, 2008.   (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
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(Newser) – 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