CC Sabathia Strikes Out 13 As Yankees Sweep Brewers, 5-0

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Yankees-Brewers Score: CC Sabathia Dominates In 5-0 New York Victory

CC Sabathia spent Thursday afternoon at Yankee Stadium reminding the Milwaukee Brewers what they have been missing since Sabathia left Milwaukee as a free agent after the 2008 season to sign with the New York Yankees.

Sabathia matched a career-high with 13 strikeouts and Mark Teixeira belted the 300th home run of his career as the Yankees blanked the Brewers, 5-0, to earn a three-game sweep. Sabathia (11-4) was dominant through 7 2/3 innings, scattering six hits and issuing just two walks.

Sabathia became the first 11-game winner in the majors this season. He has now earned victories in eight of his last nine outings.

Teixeira led off the third with his major league-leading 25th home run and Robinson Cano added a two-run double for the Yankees, who have won five straight and nine of 11.

Randy Wolf (6-5) allowed four runs on seven hits and three walk while striking out three.

Ryan Braun extended his hit streak to 20 games thanks to a 3-for-3 day at the plate.

-- Sports Network contributed to this report


Final - 6.30.2011 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Milwaukee Brewers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
New York Yankees 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 X 5 8 0
WP: CC Sabathia (11 - 4)
LP: Randy Wolf (6 - 5)

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Yankees-Brewers Score: New York Stays Hot With 5-2 Victory

Bronx, NY (Sports Network) - Russell Martin clubbed the tie-breaking three-run homer in the fourth inning and Jorge Posada added a solo blast in the sixth, as the New York Yankees topped Milwaukee, 5-2, for their fourth straight victory.

The Yankees won 12-2 in the opener of this three-game set, and on Wednesday got a strong effort from A.J. Burnett. The right-hander pitched into the eighth inning to finally win at home after three straight losses at Yankee Stadium. Burnett (8-6) allowed seven hits, two runs, walked two and fanned four batters over seven-plus frames.

Mariano Rivera pitched the final inning for his 21st save as the Yankees posted their eighth victory in their last 10 interleague games.

"We've just played really well, executed well," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said.

Ryan Braun went 3-for-4 and extended his career-best hitting streak to 19 games with an RBI single in the opening inning, but the Brewers lost for the fifth time in their last six road games.

Shaun Marcum (7-3) suffered his first loss since May 27 against the Giants. He yielded five hits and four runs while fanning six over five innings to fall 1-5 lifetime against the Yankees.

Nyjer Morgan walked and stole second with one out in the first inning. Braun then singled to right field.

The Yankees wasted an opportunity with two men on base in the third when Alex Rodriguez struck out, but went ahead in the fourth. Robinson Cano tripled to center when Morgan went crashing into the wall. Nick Swisher followed with the tying single on a line drive to right field. After Posada singled to put men on the corners, Martin drilled an 0-2 pitch into the first row of seats over the wall in left.

"It's a great luxury because we feel we can get two- or three-run homers from anywhere in the lineup," Girardi said. "I think that's important."

The Brewers loaded the bases with one out in the sixth, but came way with just one run, as Prince Fielder's fielder's choice plated Rickie Weeks. Corey Hart then grounded into a force play to end the inning, leaving it a 4-2 game.

"Burnett's got good stuff, he's got a real live fastball," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. "He's got a great curveball. When he needed to, he threw that curveball in a good spot. We did have chances, we had guys on base."

Posada stepped up to the plate against Tim Dillard with one out in the bottom of the sixth and sent a ball off the top of the right field wall. Posada was jogging around the bases thinking he had a homer when Hart fired the ball back in to nab the runner. Umpires reviewed the play and reserved the call to a home run, as the ball caromed off the top of the wall and then off a fan before coming back onto the field.

David Robertson fanned Hart to end the top of the eighth, leaving runners at the corners.

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Yankees-Brewers Score: 12-2 Victory Extends New York's AL East Lead

The New York Yankees treated the Milwaukee Brewers rudely Tuesday night in Milwaukee's first visit to Yankee Stadium since moving to the National League in 1998, blasting the Brewers, 12-2.

The Yankees are now a season-best 15 games above .500 at 46-31. They lead the American League East by 1.5 games over the Boston Red Sox. The Yankees are 26-12 since May 17, best record in the majors.

Nick Swisher's three-run homer highlighted a big second inning and Mark Teixeira -- who homered for the 24th time this year -- finished with four RBI. Freddy Garcia (7-6) scattered eight hits and was charged with a pair of runs over six innings

Milwaukee starter Zack Greinke (7-3) was pounded, allowing five hits and seven runs over two innings.

Greinke didn't have his control right from the start as he pegged lead-off hitter Brett Gardner. Curtis Granderson followed with a fly ball to center field. Nyjer Morgan slipped and the ball landed next to him for a triple. Granderson then scored on Teixeira's groundout.

"We just kept putting good at-bats on him," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said of Greinke. "I thought our guys just did a nice job of moving runners over and not try to do too much."

New York loaded the bases later in the first when McGehee failed to tag out Rodriguez at third after making a diving stop on a ground ball. However, Russell Martin flied out to end the inning.

The Yankees then blew the game open with a five-run second. Gardner and Eduardo Nunez pulled off a double steal, and Teixeira followed with an RBI groundout. Rodriguez walked prior to Robinson Cano's RBI single to center. Swisher then turned on a 2-0 fastball down the middle and homered to right field.

The series continues Wednesday with A.J. Burnett pitching for the Yankees and Shaun Marcum for Milwaukee.

-- Sports Network contributed to this report


Final - 6.28.2011 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Milwaukee Brewers 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 11 0
New York Yankees 2 5 0 0 0 4 0 1 X 12 10 0
WP: Freddy Garcia (7 - 6)
LP: Zack Greinke (7 - 3)

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