x Abu Dhabi, UAE Thursday 20 July 2017

Pettitte steers Yankees over Angels

Andy Pettitte pitched eight sharp innings to steer the New York Yankees to a 7-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels in the American League today.

ANAHEIM // Andy Pettitte pitched eight sharp innings to steer the New York Yankees to a 7-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels in the American League today. Pettitte (3-0) struck out eight and walked none. The two-time All-Star gave up his only run on Torii Hunter's sacrifice fly in the sixth. Robinson Cano had four hits, and Nick Swisher and No 9 hitter Francisco Cervelli each drove in two runs for New York.

Angels starter Joel Pineiro (2-2) worked six innings and allowed six runs, two more than he gave up in 20 1-3 innings over his first three starts. Indians 6, Athletics 1 In Oakland, Mark Grudzielanek hit a tiebreaking single with two outs in the eighth inning and Cleveland went on to beat Oakland. Cleveland starter Fausto Carmona (3-0) had another stellar outing, scattering seven hits over 7 1-3 innings and striking out four while lowering his ERA to 2.96.

Austin Kearns had three hits and three RBIs while Mike Redmond doubled and scored twice for the Indians, who snapped a six-game losing streak to Oakland. White Sox 5, Mariners 4 In Chicago, Alex Rios hit a game-ending two-run homer in the ninth to give Chicago victory over Seattle. Trailing4-2 in the ninth with one out, Paul Konerko hit a solo home run off Mariners closer David Aardsma (0-1). With two outs, Carlos Quentin walked, then Rios went long into the left-field bleachers to give the White Sox consecutive game-ending homers.

In the top of the inning, Casey Kotchman hit a two-run ground-rule double to give the Mariners a two-run lead. Kotcham's drive to right was picked by a fan and first base umpire declared the play dead after a run scored, but the umpiring crew overruled the call and allowed Jack Wilson to score from first. White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen was ejected for disputing the call.