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Yankees' Melky Cabrera hits for the cycle

Outfielder achieves the feat in New York's 8-5 win over Chicago.

August 03, 2009|Associated Press

CHICAGO — Melky Cabrera became the first Yankee in 14 years to hit for the cycle, leading New York to an 8-5 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday afternoon.

Cabrera hit a three-run home run in the second inning, doubled in the fourth and chased Mark Buehrle (11-5) with a run-scoring single in the fifth. He tripled to right field leading off the ninth against Scott Linebrink.

The cycle was the first by a Yankee since Tony Fernandez did it against Oakland on Sept. 3, 1995.

CC Sabathia (11-7) gave up five runs and 10 hits in seven innings for the Yankees. Mariano Rivera got four outs for his 30th save in 31 chances.

Jermaine Dye and Jim Thome hit consecutive home runs in the third for the White Sox.

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