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AL GAME OF THE DAY

Yankees close in on division title

Behind a strong effort from CC Sabathia, New York beats Boston, 3-0, and cuts the magic number to one to win the American League East championship.

September 27, 2009|Associated Press

NEW YORK — CC Sabathia became the major leagues' first 19-game winner, Robinson Cano hit a home run, Johnny Damon had a two-run single and the New York Yankees closed in on the American League East title with a 3-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday.

Sabathia (19-7) gave up one hit in seven innings to outduel Daisuke Matsuzaka (3-6) as New York cut to one the magic number for its first division title since 2006.

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