New York Yankees defeat Los Angeles Angels, 10-1

ANAHEIM - CC Sabathia wasn't going to let Joe Girardi make any questionable decisions Tuesday night.

The big lefthander made things easy for his manager, throwing eight brilliant innings on three days' rest to lead the Yankees to a 10-1 victory over the Angels in Game 4 of the ALCS, leaving the Bombers one win away from the World Series.

"He was spectacular again," Girardi said. "To be able to shut this club down like he did - again - is no easy feat."

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ANAHEIM - After all the ceremony and celebration that accompanied Derek Jeter's passing of Lou Gehrig as the Yankees' all-time hits leader, who knew that Alex Rodriguez would put his name side by side with the Iron Horse a month or so later.

Times have changed, all right. At this point, after another eye-popping performance Tuesday night in the Yankees' 10-1 win over the Angels, A-Rod is beyond overhauling his image as a postseason choker and carrying the Yankees toward...