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Sabathia Ties White Sox In Knots ... Again

C.C. Sabathia ... eight shutout innings.

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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