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The Chicago White Sox have completed their first three-game home sweep of the Yankees in 21 years. Chris Sale struck out 13 and gave up only a run and three hits while pitching into the eighth inning of the White Sox's 2-1 win over the Yankees. The White Sox are enjoying a two-game lead in the AL Central.

The Yankees' now have a three-game edge over Tampa Bay in the American League East, the Bombers' smallest advantage since late June. The Rays overtook Kansas City yesterday 5-3.

In other American League action, Jered Weaver is 16-3 after limiting Boston to two runs and seven hits in seven innings of the Angels' 7-3 win against the Red Sox. Howie Kendrick hit a solo homer in the sixth before Torii Hunter added a two-run single later in the inning to give Los Angeles a 7-2 lead.

In the NL, Colorado beat the Mets for the third straight night, 5-2. The Mets are 11-27 since 3-1 win over the Cubs left them seven games over .500 on July 5. Hours after Johan Santana was placed on the disabled list, prized rookie Matt Harvey gave the Mets another bright glimpse of the future with his latest impressive outing. Harvey struck out nine over six innings, giving him 43 strikeouts through his first six major league games. The Mets said that broke Nolan Ryan's previous club record of 42, according to research by the Elias Sports Bureau.

Boston hosts the Angels again tonight, Yankees off until tomorrow night in Cleveland, the Mets get one more shot at the Rockies in New York.

The government deal that guaranteed a $75 million loan for Curt Schilling's video game company focused largely on how quickly the firm would bring jobs to Rhode Island. It overlooked requirements for attracting outside investment or other steps that could have helped protect the public's money. The state's 2010 agreement with 38 Studios demanded job creation at a pace described as aggressive by former employees and outsiders. Schilling's firm hired even more quickly than the state required, draining its resources. State officials also did not demand a company board seat or a timeline for outside investment, though the firm's success hinged on it. The state Economic Development Corp., whose board approved the loan guarantee, says it's doing an "extensive review." 38 Studios filed for bankruptcy in June.


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