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 CLEVELAND (AP) -C.C. Sabathia pitched his fifth career shutout and Cleveland kept rolling at home with a 1-0 victory over Kansas City on Tuesday night.
Sabathia (9-1) joined John Lackey of the Angels as the majors' only nine-game winners. He improved to 4-0 in five starts since May 16, while the Indians increased baseball's best home record to 20-6.
Sabathia moved to 6-0 in eight home starts. He allowed five singles and struck out eight.
The Royals have lost 10 of 12.
Franklin Gutierrez led off the third with his first homer of the season off Jorge De La Rosa (4-6). The Royals' lefty allowed five hits and one run over 7 1-3 innings, striking out a career-high seven and walking two.
Sabathia pitched his first shutout since a three-hitter against Baltimore last July 7.
Blue Jays 12, Devil Rays 11
TORONTO (AP) - Matt Stairs scored the winning run on a bases-loaded walk, capping Toronto's six-run ninth inning.
With Tampa Bay leading 11-6, Chad Orvella walked Aaron Hill to lead off the ninth, then gave up consecutive RBI doubles to Adam Lind and Jason Phillips. Shawn Camp came in and walked Howie Clark. After a groundout, Vernon Wells hit a two-run double that made it 11-10.
Stairs tied the game with an RBI double off Casey Fossum (3-6) before Tim Corcoran intentionally walked Frank Thomas. After a passed ball allowed both runners to advance, Troy Glaus was intentionally walked. Hill walked on five pitches, forcing Stairs home and giving the Blue Jays their third straight win.
Lind had a career-high five RBIs, including a three-run homer off starter Andy Sonnanstine.
Josh Towers (2-3) got the win, yielding an unearned run and two hits in two innings.
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