Sabathia, Yankees, Make It Three Straight Over Red Sox

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NEW YORK (AP) - CC Sabathia didn't allow a runner past second base while pitching into the eighth inning and the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 5-0 on Saturday for their sixth consecutive win.

Derek Jeter hit a two-run homer in the eighth for the Yankees, who extended their AL East lead to a season-high 5½ games. Robinson Cano finished with three hits.

Jacoby Ellsbury lined a clean single to center with two out in the sixth for Boston's first hit off Sabathia (12-7), who improved to 4-1 in his last five starts. The big left-hander got a standing ovation from the sellout crowd, and promptly struck out Dustin Pedroia to end the inning.