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Pettitte fractures ankle in Yankees' 5-4 win

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  • New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez celebrates with teammate Robinson Cano Wednesday after Cano hit a two-run home run during the sixth inning as Cleveland Indians catcher Lou Marson looks on in New York.

      New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez celebrates with teammate Robinson Cano Wednesday after Cano hit a two-run home run during the sixth inning as Cleveland Indians catcher Lou Marson looks on in New York.
    Associated Press

 
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Andy Pettitte broke his ankle on the same day the Yankees put CC Sabathia on the disabled list, and Robinson Cano hit a go-ahead homer to help New York beat the Cleveland Indians 5-4 Wednesday for a three-game sweep.

The Yankees have to face at least two starts without Sabathia and at least six weeks without Pettitte, who fractured a bone in his ankle in the fifth inning when he was hit in the leg on a line drive by Casey Kotchman.

Rafael Soriano put the first two batters on base in the ninth and walked in a run with two outs before getting Asdrubal Cabrera to fly out to left for his 17th save.

Freddy Garcia (2-2) pitched 2 2-3 hitless innings for the win.

Ubaldo Jimenez (7-6) allowed four hits, four walks and four runs in six innings while striking out seven for the Indians.

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