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Sabathia Ties White Sox In Knots ... Again

This is how the Indians dreamed this season would end when they were all tucked into their training-camp beds last March. C.C. Sabathia fanning 11 over eight scoreless innings and Ryan Garko driving in five runs to power Cleveland past rival Chicago, 6-0, with five games left, one night after eliminating the White Sox. If only that pesky six-month nightmare of 156 other games hadn't intervened ...

"C.C. was outstanding," manager Eric Wedge said. "And Garko continued to drive in big runs. He's made a case for himself for next year." Sabathia (12-11) gave up only four hits, didn't issue a walk, and retired the final 10 Chisox he faced -- but wasn't ready to leave. "I was pleading hard," the...

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