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 CLEVELAND (AP) -Chien-Ming Wang shut down Cleveland for seven innings and outpitched C.C. Sabathia, whose lone mistake turned into a homer by Melky Cabrera, to help the New York Yankees end a three-game slide with a 1-0 win over the Indians on Sunday.
Wang (5-0) allowed four hits, struck out a season-high nine and joined Arizona's Brandon Webb as the majors' only five-game winners.
Wang got help from reliever Joba Chamberlain, who pitched a perfect eighth in his first appearance in Cleveland since Game 2 of last year's playoffs when tiny insects called midges swarmed him and the Yankees in the late innings.
Mariano Rivera worked the ninth for his seventh save and 450th of his career, joining Trevor Hoffman and Lee Smith as the only closers to reach the milestone.
After the game, Yankees catcher Jorge Posada, who was inexplicably removed from the starting lineup minutes before the first pitch, said he's going on the disabled list for the first time in his career with an arm problem.
Sabathia (1-4) pitched eight strong innings, giving up just four hits - one of them Cabrera's one-out homer in the fifth inning.
Indians center fielder Grady Sizemore didn't play because of a sore right ankle, ending the majors' longest consecutive games streak at 382.
Rays 3, Red Sox 0
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - James Shields threw a two-hitter for his first career shutout, Evan Longoria homered off Josh Beckett and Tampa Bay complete its first three-game sweep of the Red Sox.
Tampa Bay has won six straight for its longest winning streak since a six-game run July 28-Aug. 3, 2005. The Rays (14-11) are three games over .500 for the first time since starting the season 3-0 in 2002. It's also the latest in the season the Rays have ever been three games above .500.
Shields (3-1) struck out seven and walked one. Longoria made it 2-0 with a solo homer off Beckett in the seventh.
Beckett (2-2) struck out a career-high 13 and walked one in seven innings for the Red Sox, who have lost five straight. He allowed two runs - one earned- and four hits.
Rangers 10, Twins 0
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Vicente Padilla threw a seven-hitter for his third career shutout and Milton Bradley hit a three-run homer for Texas.
Padilla (3-2) struck out two, walked two and didn't allow a runner past second in his first shutout with the Rangers.
The Rangers (9-17) have already set a club record for losses in April, but they won two out of three from the Twins to take some of the pressure off manager Ron Washington, whose job is considered to be on shaky ground.
Jason Botts and Josh Hamilton also homered, and Hamilton and Michael Young each had three hits for the Rangers, who had lost eight of nine.
Livan Hernandez (3-1) allowed seven runs and nine hits in 2 2-3 innings for the Twins.
Blue Jays 5, Royals 2
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Scott Rolen homered and drove in two runs, Alex Rios collected four hits and scored three times and Toronto ended a six-game losing streak.
Rios, who raised his average to .330, scored the go-ahead run in the fifth from first base on Rolen's single to left. Rios was waved home when left fielder Jose Guillen threw to second base instead of hitting the cutoff man.
Rolen, who was activated Friday from the disabled list after fracturing his right middle finger in spring training, homered in the first and has four RBIs in three games.
Jesse Litsch (3-1) allowed two runs - one earned - and five hits in seven innings for Toronto. Jesse Carlson worked the ninth to pick up his first career save.
Gil Meche (1-4) gave up nine hits and three runs in 6 2-3 innings. He threw 129 pitches, which matched his career high and is the most thrown by a big league pitcher this season.
White Sox 6, Orioles 1
CHICAGO (AP) - Paul Konerko homered twice and Jose Contreras pitched 6 2-3 innings to lead the White Sox to the win.
Hitting just .197 with three homers coming in, Konerko connected off Jeremy Guthrie (0-3) leading off the second and sixth innings. The teams split a doubleheader Saturday and finish the four-game series on Monday.
Contreras (2-2) earned his second win against Baltimore this season, giving up Brian Roberts' home run in the third. He allowed five hits, walked three, and struck out three.
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