Sabathia strong in return from DL, Yankees beat Red Sox 4-3Boston Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. leaps at the center field wall to catch a ball hit by New York Yankees' Tyler Austin during the fourth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
BOSTON (AP) -- Tyler Austin hit a three-run home run, Todd Frazier added a solo homer and CC Sabathia retired 13 of the first 14 batters he faced as the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 4-3 on Saturday night.
In snapped a three-game losing streak for the Red Sox, and trimmed their lead over the Yankees to four games in the AL East race.
Sabathia (10-5), returning from a stint on the disabled list because of sore right knee, retired 13 of the first 14 batters he faced on the way to improving to 3-0 in three starts against Boston this season. He allowed two runs and four hits to earn his first victory since July 21. Dellin Betances got the last three outs for his ninth save.
Chris Sale (14-5) struck out nine, but was tagged for the four runs and seven hits. He is still looking for his first victory in the rivalry.