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Pettitte Breaks Ankle In Yankees Sweep Of Indians; Sabathia Hurt Too

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The Yankees completed a three game sweep of the Cleveland Indians but got two bits of bad news on Wednesday, one before the game and one during.

Prior to New York’s 5-4 win over Cleveland, the Yankees announced C.C. Sabathia was being placed on the 15-day disabled list with a groin strain. During it, starter Andy Pettitte suffered a broken ankle on Casey Kotchman’s fifth inning line drive single that nailed the 40-year old pitcher.

After striking out seven through the first four innings, Pettitte limped off the field and is expected to miss a minimum of six weeks, according to Newsday.

Manager Joe Girardi used three relievers to get through the inning as Cleveland picked up three more hits and took a 3-2 advantage.

But Robinson Cano stayed hot with three more hits, including a go-ahead two-run blast in the sixth inning, giving the Yankees’ second baseman seven homers and 11 RBI’s in his last ten games.

In the eighth, Eric Chavez singled in Mark Teixeira with a needed insurance run to make it 5-3.

Closer Rafeal Soriano allowed a run on two hits and two walks in the ninth, got Asdrubal Cabrera to fly out with the bases loaded for his 17th save.

The Yankees (46-28) open a series with the White Sox in the Bronx on Thursday night.

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