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Melky hits for cycle
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Yankees 8, White Sox 5
CC Sabathia allowed five runs on 10 hits over seven-plus innings on Sunday. (AP)
Melky Cabrera stole the show from CC Sabathia and Mark Buehrle, who were expected to lock horns in a pitchers' duel on Sunday, running out a ninth-inning triple to complete the first cycle by a Yankees players since 1995.
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Series at a glance:
NYY
NY Yankees (63-42)
Won 1
NY Yankees 8, Chi White Sox 5   CWS
Chi White Sox (54-52)
Lost 1
August 2, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Yankees
0 3 0 2 2 0 0 0 1   8 15 0
Chi White Sox
0 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 0   5 11 0
Standings thru 8/2/09  |  Recap: NYY | CWS  |  Gameday  |  Yankees stats  |  White Sox stats
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, SS 6 0 2 1 0 0 3 .322
Damon, LF 6 0 1 1 0 1 2 .276
Teixeira, 1B 3 0 1 0 2 0 2 .283
Rodriguez, Al, DH 4 1 1 0 1 0 2 .261
Swisher, RF 3 2 2 0 2 1 1 .241
Cano, 2B 5 1 1 0 0 1 7 .304
Cabrera, Me, CF 5 3 4 4 0 0 3 .292
Hairston, J, 3B 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 .259
  a-Matsui, PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .260
  1-Ransom, PR-3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .190
Molina, J, C 4 1 1 1 0 2 3 .254
  b-Posada, PH-C 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .272
Totals 40 8 15 8 6 6 25  

a-Intentionally walked for Hairston, J in the 9th. b-Struck out for Molina, J in the 9th.
1-Ran for Matsui in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Cabrera, Me (19, Buehrle).
3B: Cabrera, Me (1, Linebrink).
HR: Cabrera, Me (10, 2nd inning off Buehrle, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Cano; Teixeira; Jeter 2; Damon; Hairston, J 2; Rodriguez, Al; Swisher 2; Molina, J; Cabrera, Me 10.
RBI: Cabrera, Me 4 (40), Molina, J (7), Damon (59), Hairston, J (29), Jeter (44).
2-out RBI: Jeter.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cano; Jeter; Cabrera, Me 2; Swisher; Damon.
SAC: Hairston, J.
GIDP: Teixeira.
Team RISP: 6-for-17.
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING
SB: Teixeira (2, 2nd base off Linebrink/Castro, R).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Damon (Quentin at 2nd base).
DP: (Hairston, J-Cano-Teixeira).

 
Chi White Sox AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Podsednik, CF-LF 5 1 1 0 0 0 2 .302
Beckham, G, 3B 5 2 3 1 0 0 1 .311
Dye, RF 4 1 1 2 0 1 2 .279
Thome, DH 3 1 1 1 1 2 1 .253
Konerko, 1B 4 0 2 0 0 2 2 .288
Quentin, LF 4 0 2 1 0 0 2 .227
  1-Wise, PR-CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .193
Getz, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 3 .271
Nix, J, SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .224
Castro, R, C 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .218
  a-Pierzynski, PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .315
Totals 36 5 11 5 2 8 16  

a-Walked for Castro, R in the 9th.
1-Ran for Quentin in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Beckham, G 2 (17, Sabathia, Sabathia), Konerko (20, Sabathia), Podsednik (13, Sabathia).
3B: Getz (4, Sabathia).
HR: Dye (24, 3rd inning off Sabathia, 1 on, 1 out), Thome (18, 3rd inning off Sabathia, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Konerko 3; Podsednik 2; Quentin 2; Thome 4; Dye 4; Beckham, G 5; Getz 3.
RBI: Beckham, G (36), Dye 2 (67), Thome (62), Quentin (24).
2-out RBI: Quentin.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Thome; Nix, J; Podsednik; Getz; Beckham, G.
GIDP: Quentin.
Team RISP: 2-for-14.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
DP: (Beckham, G-Getz-Konerko).

 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sabathia (W, 11-7) 7.0 10 5 5 0 5 2 3.95
Hughes, P (H, 9) 0.2 0 0 0 1 2 0 3.43
Rivera (S, 30) 1.1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2.01
 
Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Buehrle (L, 11-5) 4.1 12 7 7 1 0 1 3.79
Pena, R 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.50
Williams 1.0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0.00
Dotel 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.83
Linebrink 1.2 2 1 1 2 3 0 2.61
Nunez, J 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00

Sabathia pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

Game Scores: Sabathia , Buehrle .
IBB: Matsui (by Linebrink).
Pitches-strikes: Sabathia 100-71, Hughes, P 14-10, Rivera 20-13, Buehrle 75-55, Pena, R 12-7, Williams 30-12, Dotel 13-10, Linebrink 45-23, Nunez, J 6-3.
Groundouts-flyouts: Sabathia 8-4, Hughes, P 0-0, Rivera 3-0, Buehrle 3-5, Pena, R 0-1, Williams 2-0, Dotel 1-1, Linebrink 2-0, Nunez, J 1-0.
Batters faced: Sabathia 29, Hughes, P 3, Rivera 6, Buehrle 25, Pena, R 3, Williams 6, Dotel 3, Linebrink 9, Nunez, J 1.
Inherited runners-scored: Hughes, P 1-0, Rivera 2-1, Pena, R 2-1, Nunez, J 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Greg Gibson. 1B: Ted Barrett. 2B: Tim McClelland. 3B: Andy Fletcher.
Weather: 71 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 10 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:10.
Att: 36,325.
Venue: U.S. Cellular Field.
August 2, 2009
August 2, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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