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Sabathia, Yanks stretch lead with 8-2 win at Twins

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  • New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia throws Wednesday against the Minnesota Twins during the second inning in Minneapolis.

      New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia throws Wednesday against the Minnesota Twins during the second inning in Minneapolis.
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MINNEAPOLIS -- C.C. Sabathia struck out 10 batters over eight innings for New York to help the Yankees stretch their AL East lead to two games over Baltimore by beating the Minnesota Twins 8-2 on Wednesday.

The Orioles hosted Toronto later Wednesday. The Yankees visit the Blue Jays for four games starting Thursday. Baltimore, after an off day, plays Boston at home this weekend.

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Sabathia (14-6) threw 89 of his 118 pitches for strikes. Robinson Cano hit a two-run double and Curtis Granderson added a two-run triple during a six-run third inning against Brian Duensing (4-11), and Sabathia took care of the rest. The burly lefty gave up six hits, two runs and one walk.

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