- Associated Press - Saturday, August 4, 2012

NEW YORK (AP) - CC Sabathia pitched a three-hitter and struck out 10 leading New York to a 6-3 victory Friday night that stopped Seattle’s seven-game winning streak.

Eric Chavez hit a two-run homer and Curtis Granderson had a two-run single off Kevin Millwood (4-9), sending the AL East leaders to their second consecutive win following a 3-9 slide.

Sabathia (11-3) improved to 8-0 with a 1.20 ERA in his past eight starts against the Mariners.

Going into the ninth, Sabathia had given up only Casper Wells’ solo homer with one out in the fourth and Miguel Olivo’s eighth-inning double. He walked Brendan Ryan to start the inning before Dustin Ackley drove his eighth homer deep into the seats in right.

Ichiro Suzuki started a rally against his former team and the Yankees helped Sabathia improve to 4-0 in his last seven outings.

Last in the AL West, the Mariners had won 13 of 17 and were trying for their first eight-game winning streak in five years. They began a nine-game trip that also takes them to Baltimore and Los Angeles.

Eric Chavez became the ninth Yankee with at least 10 homers this season _ one shy of the club record set in 1998.

ATHLETICS 5, BLUE JAYS 4, 15 INNINGS

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) _ The Oakland Athletics won in 15 innings for the second time this week, with Jemile Weeks hitting a leadoff triple and scoring on Coco Crisp’s sacrifice fly to beat Toronto.

Weeks was a star Monday night, too, when his sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 15th beat Tampa Bay.

The A’s became the first team to play a pair of 15-inning games in a five-day span since the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2006. This win took 4 hours, 47 minutes; the victory over the Rays lasted more than 5 hours.

Toronto lost its sixth in a row. Jeff Mathis hit a tying, three-run homer in the ninth for the Blue Jays, and Omar Vizquel was thrown out at the plate in the 12th.

Blue Jays manager John Farrell used a five-man infield and also shifted his lineup. After the designated hitter spot was lost, Aaron Loup (1-1) became the first Toronto pitcher to bat in an AL game.

Travis Blackley (4-3) pitched three innings for the win.

RAYS 2, ORIOLES 0

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