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Brian Johnson

Ellsbury, Sabathia lead Yankees to 2-1 win over Red Sox

Sweat was streaming down CC Sabathia's face to the point where he said he couldn't see. He stomped around the mound, shouted and swore encouragement to himself. Oh, he also had a little extra kick on his fastball. Sabathia had what he acknowledged was his best outing in a trying season Thursday night, pitching six intense innings and helping the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 2-1 behind Jacoby Ellsbury's slump-busting, tiebreaking homer. "I was all fired up," Sabathia said. Alex Rodriguez had an RBI double and Justin Wilson (4-0) struck out three batters in the seventh to help the Yankees take two of three from the last-place Red Sox. The AL East...