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Nov 14, 2012 9:19pm
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CLEVELAND —Cleveland Indians rookie Corey Kluber went pitch-for-pitch against
Yankees ace CC Sabathia. Ryan Mathews Jersey . Cody Allen, another
rookie, allowed a tiebreaking, two-run homer to Nick Swisher in the seventh
inning giving New York a 3-1 victory Friday night. The free-falling Indians have
lost nine straight and are 4-22 since July 27, when they began an 11-game losing
streak. It is the first time since at least 1918 that Cleveland has endured two
nine-game skids in a season. “I thought we played pretty decent tonight and we
had our chances offensively,” said manager Manny Acta, whose team led the AL
Central on June 23. “Still, you need to execute better than we did, but I liked
a lot of what I saw out there.” Before the game, general manager Chris Antonetti
said the reasons for Clevelands collapse were “difficult to pinpoint.” On
Thursday, owner Paul Dolan said he has no plans to dismiss president Mark
Shapiro, Antonetti or Acta. “There is a lot we can do going forward,” Antonetti
said. “This is an important six weeks for every guy in the entire organization.”
Allen (0-1) is one of the players the Indians think can help. He had gone 13 2-3
scoreless innings over 12 outings to start his career, before allowing a leadoff
single to Derek Jeter and Swishers 19th home run. “I knew it was going to come
at some point, but I hate that it happened in a situation like this,” Allen said
of being scored upon. “In a 1-1 ballgame with an eight-game losing streak, it
was kind of disappointing. Swisher was sitting on a heater, and just went out
there and got it.” Swishers 404-foot blast to right-centre made Sabathia (13-3)
a winner in his return from the disabled list, while Yankees closer
Rafael Soriano pitched the ninth for his 32nd save in 34 chances. It also
spoiled a solid performance by Kluber, a right-hander who struck out a
career-high six over five innings and left with a 1-1 tie. He scattered six
hits, two walks and one very scary hit by pitch, when he beaned Jeter in the
helmet. Asdrubal Cabrera accounted for the Cleveland run with a 408-foot homer
to centre in the fourth. One pitch earlier, Sabathia fired a cut fastball behind
Cabreras buttocks in apparent retaliation for Jeter. “I understand Derek and
them not being happy with Kluber hitting him in the head,” Acta said. “CC
deserves credit for not throwing at (Cabreras) head. And it was pretty nice,
actually, with the way Asdrubal was able to drive the baseball on the next
pitch.” Former Indians ace Sabathia, who had been on the DL since Aug. 9 with an
inflamed left elbow, denied throwing at Cabrera. At the time, he had a perfect
game through 10 batters. “It just got away,” he said. “I was trying to cut it.
It really cut.” Sabathia struck out nine over 7 1-3 innings, only allowing four
hits, one run and one walk. He received a loud ovation from the crowd of 27,986
upon leaving. “It felt good to be cheered in this ballpark again,” said
Sabathia, who pitched for Cleveland from 2001 until being dealt in July 2008.
“But there were a lot of Yankee fans here, too.” Carlos Santana had two hits for
the Indians, who went 0 for 6 with runners in scoring position. The top three in
their batting order (Jason Kipnis, Cabrera and Shin-Soo Choo) were 1 for 11,
including 1 for 9 against Sabathia. “Sabathia is not a very good matchup for us
and hes got a great slider,” Acta said. New York took a 1-0 lead when Jeter and
Swisher opened the game with back-to-back doubles. The Yankees subsequently
loaded the bases in the first and second, but Kluber worked his way out of both
jams. He has a 5.32 ERA overall, but has allowed one earned run in his last 10
innings. “I think everything got better when I made adjustments as the game went
on,” Kluber said. “Obviously, though, things arent going well for us, but weve
still got a chance to turn it around.” Indians first baseman Matt LaPorta went 1
for 4. He was promoted from Triple-A Columbus and right-hander Frank Hermann
optioned to the Clippers. NOTES: The Yankees are 4-0 against the Indians this
year. ... Cleveland first-base coach Tom Wiedenbauer left the team because of a
death in the family. Bench coach Sandy Alomar Jr. replaced him, while Tim Tolman
took over Alomars duties. ... Indians RHP Justin Masterson (9-11) faces Yankees
RHP Hiroki Kuroda (12-8) on Saturday. Antonio Gates Jersey . They figure to be more
of a speed bump than a road block. The BCS commissioners will present their
four-team playoff proposal to the presidential oversight committee Tuesday in
Washington. Antonio Gates Womens Jersey . The Winnipeg
Blue Bombers sent defensive end Odell Willis to the Saskatchewan Roughriders on
Thursday in exchange for Saskatchewans second- and fourth-round picks (8th and
23rd overall) in the 2012 CFL Draft as well as a conditional draft pick in the
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. Pavel Datsyuk scored a go-ahead goal late in the second period after Chris
Osgood stopped Robert Langs penalty shot, and Detroit went on to beat the
Chicago Blackhawks 3-1 Tuesday night. Philip Rivers Womens Jersey . —James
Allenby of Langley, B. Malcom Floyd Jersey . Soriano hit a go-ahead
homer in the eighth inning and the Chicago Cubs snapped an eight-game losing
streak with a 5-3 win over the slumping Cincinnati Reds on a rain-soaked
Thursday night. TORREON, Mexico—Monterrey won the CONCACAF Champions League
title on Wednesday, taking the two-game series with a 3-2 aggregate total
against fellow Mexican club Santos Laguna after a losing the second game 2-1
Wednesday night. Monterrey, which won the first leg 2-0 last week, became the
first team to win consecutive championships since Pachuca did it in 2007 and
2008. Mexican clubs have won seven consecutive titles and 13 of the last 17.
Monterreys Neri Cardozo, an Argentine, scored the deciding goal in the 82nd
minute, converting a pass from second-half substitute Walter Ayovi. “This team
had lots of personality, and thats how we won it,” Monterrey coach Victor
Manuell Vucetich said. Philip Rivers Jersey. Daniel Luduena, also an
Argentine, scored in first-half injury time for Santos, which advanced to the
final with an aggregate semifinal win over Toronto FC. Oribe Peralta had a goal
in the 51st minute. The title gives Monterrey a berth in the Club World Cup in
Japan later this year. Monterrey played without top striker Humberto Suazo, who
scored both goals in the first leg. The Chilean was suspended from the match
because of an accumulation of yellow cards. “Sadly I couldnt be in there,” Suazo
said. “One feels really bad watching from the outside. We are deserving
champions and now we can try to improve in Japan.” ’ ’ ’ 

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