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TORONTO -- Yankees veteran CC Sabathia extended his mastery over Toronto on a day that saw young Jays right-hander Drew Hutchison pay for his lack of control. Nike Air Max 270 React Günstig . Sabathia, in his 400th American League start, wobbled in the first and sixth innings but retired 16 of 17 between the flashpoints to help New York to a 6-4 victory Sunday afternoon. The six-foot-seven left-hander, who looks like he sleeps in his baggy uniform, improved his record at the Rogers Centre to 7-1 and his career mark against the Jays to 15-4. He gave up four runs on seven hits and struck out six in a six-inning, 93-pitch performance that featured 65 strikes. "He threw great," said Yankees first baseman Kelly Johnson. "He mixed his pitches, he was in the zone, guys were off balance. Thats a good sign. "He got more and more confident and his stuff got even better as the game went on. The Yankee win came in the rubber match of a three-game series. New York (3-3) returns to the Bronx for a nine-game homestand while Toronto (3-4) has a day off before hosting Houston. "Today was just on me," said the 23-year-old Hutchison, who suffered his first Rogers Centre loss in six starts. "It was my loss." Hutchison (1-1) lasted just 3 1/3 innings. He struck out six but walked three and hit a batsman with all four scoring. In only his second big league start since returning from Tommy John surgery, he gave up six earned runs on six hits while throwing 78 pitches including 49 for strikes. After striking out 19 and walking just four in spring training, he has struck out 10 and walked six in his last two starts. Toronto manager John Gibbons says Hutchison has been struggling of late, although he got away with it previously. "He was high in the (strike) zone a lot. Thats not who he is," said Gibbons. "Hell get back down there. "He looked a little excited today. He looked like he was overthrowing. Its not uncommon for young guys to do that. But hes going to be fine. Hes the least of our worries, if you want to know the truth." Asked what his worries were, Gibbons laughed and said: "Where Im going to eat this evening." But then he got serious. "To have a big year, youve got to start winning some games like this," he said. "Its not easy, you cant fall behind and spot them five runs, fall behind 6-1. But there comes a time youve got to start winning win some of these games, especially at home. Youve got to find that magic, have that magic or something. And hopefully we can find that soon." Toronto came close with two outs in the eighth with a Jose Bautista drive caught at the warning track and an Edwin Encarnacion triple that almost went out. But Dioner Navarro grounded out to end the rally. With one out in the ninth and closer David Robertson (who got his second save) on the mound, Brett Lawrie singled and pinch-hitter Adam Lind walked. But pinch-hitter Colby Rasmus popped out and Melky Cabrera, who earlier had homered for the third day in a row, flied out to right. While Cabrera is hitting .323 and has tied his home-run total of three from an injury-ravaged 2013 season, other Jays bats have been cold to open this season. Twelve of Torontos 22 runs have come via home run, with Cabrera and Bautista accounting for six of the Jays eight homers. But getting the scoreboard to tick over other ways has proved difficult. Its early days yet but Encarnacion is hitting .179 and has yet to register an RBI. Bautista has found the fences and has reached base safely in all seven games but has a .227 batting average. Lawrie is hitting .120, Rasmus .087. Outside of Cabrera and Lind (.308), Maicer Izturis (.500) is at the top of the class with multi-hit games in all four of his starts. Toronto came into the game hitting just .209 as a team. Only Houston, at .195, was worse in the AL. That means trouble unless your pitching can hold the opposition close. The Jays did get that in 5 2/3 innings of scoreless relief from Todd Redmond, Steve Delabar and Esmil Rogers. But the damage had already been done. The Yankees came into the game without a home run, marking only the fifth time since 1923 that New York had gone without a homer for the first five games of the campaign. Brett Gardner changed all of that with a two-run shot in the fourth. Yankees veteran Derek Jeter singled to right field to lead off the third inning for his 3,319th career hit, which tied him with Paul Molitor for eighth on MLBs all-time hits list and fourth on the AL hits list. "Its special. I grew up watching Paul, I played against him briefly and I have a lot of respect for him and his career. Any time you talk about eighth in anything, its special, so it definitely means a lot," said Jeter, who has reached base safely in 19 straight games against the Jays The 33-year-old Sabathia gave up a leadoff homer to Cabrera -- his second leadoff home run in three days -- before settling down to dispatch one Blue Jay after another. Sabathia, a six-time all-star who is making US$23 million this season, improved his major-league record to 206-116 in bouncing back from a rocky Opening Day start in Houston that saw him give up six runs in the first two innings. "I threw the fastball more, just worked it in and out," he said. "That made the other pitches more effective." But Toronto finally got to the big man with two outs in the sixth thanks to three singles and a double. Dioner Navarros double scored one run before Erik Kratz singled two more home to reduce the lead to 6-4. Hutchison, who denied he was over-excited on the day, walked two and hit a batsman in a wobbly 25-pitch first inning that saw all three mistakes come home. A leadoff walk scored when Gardner stole second, was moved to third by Jeter and came home on Jacoby Ellsburys groundout. After Brian McCann walked and Alfonso Soriano was hit by a pitch, Johnson doubled both home for a 3-0 lead. Cabreras homer, on Sabathias second delivery of the day, made it 3-1. A leadoff walk to Brian Roberts turned into another run in the fourth. Roberts stole second and was driven home by Yangervis Solarte, an eight-year minor-leaguer from Venezuela who is turning heads early in the season. Gardner then slammed a 3-2 pitch over the right-field fence for a 6-1 lead. Nike Vapormax Plus Schweiz . Ryan Callahan trade talks caught a lot of people off guard. Details are now emerging about why the Rangers would consider such a move. Darren Dreger: He wants a lot of money. Its been widely reported that Callahan is looking for a seven-year term around $6 million per year. That is not accurate. Im told that it is more than $6. Nike Air Max Schweiz . Thats 14 consecutive losses to the two-time defending champs, and most of them were over before they even began. Result notwithstanding, Sundays game had a very different feel to it. http://www.shopairmaxschweiz.com/vapormax-fake-kaufen.html . He had even more fun Friday. Coming off a sensational rookie season, Spieth opened the new year by never coming close to bogey and making a 12-foot birdie putt on the last hole for a 7-under 66.TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The attorney for a woman who accused star Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston of sexual assault said Thursday that she intends to sue the school, the Tallahassee Police Department and the player himself. Also Thursday, Gov. Rick Scotts office released letters written to him in December by the accuser and her mother, imploring him to reconsider opening an investigation into the case. FSU, the Tallahassee Police Department and an attorney for Winston couldnt immediately be reached for comment Thursday. Attorney Patricia Carroll, who represents the woman who accused Winston of rape, said she plans to file a notice to sue the police department early next week. Under Florida law, anyone filing a lawsuit against a government agency must file court paperwork six months prior to the suit itself. The sexual encounter between Winston and Carrolls client happened on Dec. 7, 2012. Winstons attorney has said more than once that the sex was consensual. No charges were filed against Winston by Leon County prosecutors who investigated the case nearly a year after the woman said the attack happened. But Carroll said her client, who was an FSU student at the time, was sexually assaulted. The woman was 19 and reported what happened to Tallahassee Police. At a mid-December news conference, Carroll criticized the way the police investigation was handled, saying that detectives failed to interview key witnesses, used unreliable and incomplete forensic tests and never tested the alleged victims blood for the presence of date-rape drugs. Carroll said that her client was "treated like a suspect." Tallahassee police have defended their handling of the case and Carroll said she received a letter from the department that said an internal affairs investigation found that the case was handled with proper procedures. Carroll has also criticized police for not submitting her clients sexual assault kit to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement lab until Jan. 17, 2013 -- 39 days after it was taken. The attorney questioned whether evidence was properly preserved during those 39 days. Carroll says she asked Floridas attorney general, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the governor for an independent examination into the rape investigation, claiming it was riddled with problems. Scott &quoot;didnt even give us the courtesy of a response," Carroll said Thursday. Air Max 97 Damen Günstig. On December 13, Scott, through a spokeswoman, said he declined to look into the matter. Jackie Schutz at the time said local prosecutors and state law-enforcement authorities did "a thorough investigation of this case and they concluded that no further action on this matter is required." Carroll sent Scott a letter on Dec. 19 -- along with one from the woman and her mother. The documents were released Thursday by Scotts office following a public records request. In a one-page letter, the woman who has accused Winston told Scott that her attorney received calls from two other FSU students who said they were raped, but were "discouraged" from going through with a prosecution. Carroll said the family members of those two women contacted her following her December news conference. The Associated Press does not normally identify people who say they may have been victims of sexual assault. The accusers mother said in her letter that she knows the governor has daughters and asked him to "put yourself in my shoes for a moment." Her daughter did not "fabricate" a rape, the woman wrote, and did not know Winston prior to Dec. 7, 2012. "I want to tell you about my daughter with the hopes that you will see her as a real person and not just some name on a police report," the mother wrote, adding that her daughter was heavily involved in school activities and was a leader on sports teams and student government. "I am hoping that this letter makes an impact on your decision and you direct FDLE to open an investigation into the Tallahassee Police Departments handling of this matter. I will not give up on my daughter and will do everything in my power to see that everyone finds out the truth." The 20-year-old Winston became the second freshman to win the Heisman trophy given to college footballs most outstanding player. He joined Charlie Ward and Chris Weinke as the schools three Heisman winners. Winston led Florida State to its first undefeated season and national championship since 1999 after setting national freshman records for yards passing and touchdown passes. The Seminoles defeated Auburn 34-31 to capture the third national title in school history. ' ' '

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