Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

American League Roundup: Rays Hammer Sabathia, Yankees

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

American League Roundup: Rays Hammer Sabathia, Yankees

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Wil Myers had an inside-the-park homer, his latest big blow against the New York Yankees, and drove in four runs as the Tampa Bay Rays battered an ineffective CC Sabathia in a 5-1 win Sunday at Yankee Stadium.

Erik Bedard (1-1) earned his first win as a starter since last June, and Evan Longoria had an RBI double to help the Rays finish 5- 5 on a trip that included a doubleheader sweep Thursday in Boston and a 14-inning win Friday in New York.

"One of the best we've ever had," manager Joe Maddon said. "We talked about the possibility of getting a little bit of a bump from the three games in Boston. Apparently, we have."

The struggling Sabathia (3-4) gave up 10 hits and five runs in 3 2/3 innings, his shortest start since lasting 2 2/3 innings on Oct. 2, 2009, at Tampa Bay. He was late covering first on a potential double play and got booed during an outing that raised his ERA to 5.75.

Peyton Manning and his brother, Eli, showed up to watch buddy Derek Jeter play one last time during his final season. The star quarterbacks sat in Jeter's suite along the first base line but didn't see much of a show a slumping Jeter went 0 for four and stranded four runners.

Bedard pitched six-plus effective innings for his first win as a starter since June 26 for Houston against the Cardinals. He had been 0-9 in 15 starts since, but he did win in relief Sept. 4.

AL ROUNDUP

White Sox 4, Indians 3

Dayan Viciedo hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning off John Axford, lifting Chicago over host Cleveland on Sunday and stopping a four-game losing streak.

Corey Kluber struck out a career-high 13 in eight innings, including a team-record seven straight. Axford (0-2) walked Gordon Beckham leading off the ninth and struck out Jose Abreu, who hit his major league-leading 12th home run in the first, before walking Adam Dunn.

Athletics 3, Red Sox 2

Yoenis Cespedes drove in the go-ahead run on an infield single with the bases loaded in the 10th and visiting Oakland averted a three-game sweep.

Oakland closed a 10-game road trip 5-5 and avoided its second three-game sweep in its last four series. The Athletics were swept at home by Texas on April 21-23.

A.J. Pierzynski hit a solo homer for Boston, which failed to reach . …

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