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Cabrera hits for cycle; Yanks beat White Sox 8-5

Aug 2, 2009 - 11:40 PM By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer

CHICAGO(AP) -- Melky Cabrera became the first Yankee in 14 years to hit for the cycle, leading New York to an 8-5 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday afternoon.

Cabrera hit a three-run homer in the second to give the Yankees a 3-0 lead, doubled in the fourth and chased Mark Buehrle (11-5) with an RBI single in the fifth. He then tripled to right leading off the ninth against Scott Linebrink, drawing a loud roar from a crowd that had showered Buehrle with cheers before his first start at home since his perfect game.

This time, the fans saw something rare happen at the plate.

Cabrera's cycle was the 15th time a Yankees player has accomplished the feat. The cycle was the first by a Yankee since Tony Fernandez did it against Oakland on Sept. 3, 1995, and the second by a White Sox opponent in as many seasons. Minnesota's Carlos Gomez did it against the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on May 7, 2008.






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    NY YANKEES (8) AT CHI WHITE SOX (5) - HOW THEY SCORED
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    NY YANKEES 2ND: A Rodriguez flied out to center fielder S Podsednik. N Swisher
    infield single to shortstop. R Cano singled to left, N Swisher to second. M Cabrera
    homered to left on a 0-0 count, N Swisher scored, R Cano scored. J Hairst

    Aug 2 5:23 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY DEREK JETER SCORED MELKY CABRERA
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, D JETER ON FIRST, C RANSOM ON THIRD, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 8
    CHI WHITE SOX 5 TOP,9TH
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: J DAMON (.277, 1-FOR-5, RBI)

    Yankees 8, White Sox 5  Top 9, 0 OutsAug 2 5:03 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CARLOS QUENTIN SCORED GORDON BECKHAM
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C QUENTIN ON FIRST, J THOME ON THIRD, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 7
    CHI WHITE SOX 5 BOTTOM,8TH
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: C GETZ (.272, 1-FOR-3)

    Yankees 7, White Sox 5  Bot 8, 0 OutsAug 2 4:47 PM
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    Yankees 7, White Sox 4  Top 6, 0 OutsAug 2 3:54 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JERRY HAIRSTON JR. SCORED NICK SWISHER
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J HAIRSTON JR. ON FIRST, M CABRERA ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 7
    CHI WHITE SOX 4 TOP,5TH
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: J MOLINA (.263, 1-FOR-2, RBI)

    Yankees 7, White Sox 4  Top 5, 0 OutsAug 2 3:34 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MELKY CABRERA SCORED ALEX RODRIGUEZ
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M CABRERA ON FIRST, N SWISHER ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 6
    CHI WHITE SOX 4 TOP,5TH
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: J HAIRSTON JR. (.500, 1-FOR-1, SAC)

    Yankees 6, White Sox 4  Top 5, 0 OutsAug 2 3:29 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JOHNNY DAMON SCORED JOSE MOLINA
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J DAMON ON FIRST, D JETER ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 5
    CHI WHITE SOX 4 TOP,4TH
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: M TEIXEIRA (.283, 1-FOR-2)

    Yankees 5, White Sox 4  Top 4, 0 OutsAug 2 3:12 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JOSE MOLINA SCORED MELKY CABRERA
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J MOLINA ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 4
    CHI WHITE SOX 4 TOP,4TH
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: D JETER (.320, 0-FOR-2)

    Yankees 4, White Sox 4  Top 4, 0 OutsAug 2 3:09 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JIM THOME (18) TO LEFT CENTER WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 3RD OFF CC SABATHIA.
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 3, CHI WHITE SOX 4
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: P KONERKO (.288, 1-FOR-1)

    Yankees 3, White Sox 4  Bot 3, 0 OutsAug 2 3:01 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY JERMAINE DYE (24) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 3RD OFF CC SABATHIA SCORED GORDON BECKHAM.
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 3, CHI WHITE SOX 3
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: J THOME (.251, 0-FOR-1)

    Yankees 3, White Sox 3  Bot 3, 0 OutsAug 2 3:00 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY GORDON BECKHAM SCORED SCOTT PODSEDNIK
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, G BECKHAM ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 3
    CHI WHITE SOX 1 BOTTOM,3RD
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: J DYE (.278, 0-FOR-1)

    Yankees 3, White Sox 1  Bot 3, 0 OutsAug 2 2:58 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY MELKY CABRERA (10) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT
    IN THE 2ND OFF MARK BUEHRLE SCORED ROBINSON CANO AND NICK
    SWISHER.
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 3, CHI WHITE SOX 0
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: J HAIRSTON JR. (.333, 0 HR, 1 RBI)

    Yankees 3, White Sox 0  Top 2, 0 OutsAug 2 2:28 PM
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