Sep 27, 2012 at 5:46 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -C.C. Sabathia struck out 10 batters over eight innings and
the New York Yankees beat the Minnesota Twins 8-2 on Wednesday to remain 1 1/2
games ahead of Baltimore in the AL East.
Sabathia (14-6) threw 89 of his 118 pitches for strikes. Robinson Cano hit a
two-run double and Curtis Granderson added a two-run triple during a six-run
third inning against Brian Duensing (4-11), and Sabathia took care of the rest.
The burly lefty gave up six hits, two runs and one walk.
Meanwhile, Twins starting pitcher Samuel Deduno left the game a gainst the New York Yankees because of irritation in his left eye.
Deduno was removed with two outs in the second inning after walking Eric Chavez
on Wednesday afternoon. Manager Ron Gardenhire and assistant athletic trainer
Dave Pruemer came out to the mound for a long discussion with Deduno before
replacing him with Brian Duensing.
Deduno didn't allow a hit or a run. He walked two and struck out two.
Deduno was throwing on three days of rest after finishing only 2 1-3 innings in
his previous start at Detroit. The right-hander completed just four innings in
the turn before that.