CLEVELAND - Joba Chamberlain allowed two runs in a career-high eight innings, and the New York Yankees set a record for consecutive games without making an error in a 5-2 victory against the Cleveland Indians last night.

Chamberlain (3-1) retired the first 11 batters before Victor Martinez's home run in the fourth. He allowed four hits, walked two and struck out five.

Mariano Rivera worked a perfect ninth for his 11th save in 12 chances.

New York played error free for the 18th straight game, surpassing Boston's mark of 17 games set in 2006. New York's last error came May 13 at Toronto when shortstop Ramiro Pena misplayed a ground ball.

Nick Swisher doubled home a pair of runs against Greg Aquino (1-1) and Alex Rodriguez singled home two more in a four-run seventh inning as the Yankees won for the 15th time in 19 games.

It was plenty of support for Chamberlain, who was making his first start at Progressive Field since midges swarmed him during the American League Division Series in 2007. The bugs were distracting him when he walked Grady Sizemore and threw two wild pitches that enabled Cleveland to tie - and ultimately win - the game. The Indians went on to eliminate New York in four games.

This time, the midges didn't affect Chamberlain - and neither did Tribe batters.

The Indians ran themselves out of a scoring chance in the fifth, thanks to a tremendous diving catch Chamberlain turned into a double play.

New York 001 000 400 – 5 6 0

Cleveland 000 100 100 – 2 4 0

New York AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Cleveland AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

Jeter ss 3   1   2   0   .311      A.Cabrera ss 4   0   0   0   .312

Swisher rf 4   1   2   2   .236      B.Francisco cf 4   0   0   0   .268

Teixeira 1b 3   0   1   0   .282      V.Martinez dh 4   1   1   1   .348

A.Rodriguez dh 4   0   1   2   .259      Choo rf 4   1   2   0   .301

Posada c 4   0   0   0   .297      Jh.Peralta 3b 2   0   0   0   .266

Cano 2b 4   0   0   0   .308      DeRosa lf 3   0   0   1   .262

Me.Cabrera lf 3   0   0   0   .316      Garko 1b 2   0   0   0   .252

Berroa 3b 2   0   0   0   .143      J.Carroll 2b 3   0   1   0   .294

a-H.Matsui ph 0   0   0   0   .263      Shoppach c 3   0   0   0   .204

1-R.Pena pr-3b 1   1   0   0   .242      Totals 29   2   4   2      

Gardner cf 2   2   0   0   .265

Totals 30   5   6   4      

a-walked for Berroa in the 7th.1-ran for H.Matsui in the 7th. LOB: New York 9, Cleveland 2. 2B: Swisher 2 (11). HR: V.Martinez (8), off Chamberlain. RBIs: Swisher 2 (31), A.Rodriguez 2 (19), V.Martinez (37), DeRosa (34). SB: Gardner (10), Choo 2 (8). CS: J.Carroll (1). RLSP: New York 6 (Posada 2, Cano 3, Jeter); Cleveland 1 (DeRosa). RA: Jh.Peralta, DeRosa. GIDP: Swisher, Cano. DP: New York 1 (Chamberlain, Jeter); Cleveland 2 (Jh.Peralta, J.Carroll, Garko), (Garko, A.Cabrera, Garko).

New York walks (11): Jeter 2, Swisher, Teixeira 2, A.Rodriguez, Posada, Me.Cabrera, H.Matsui, Gardner 2.

Cleveland walks (2): Jh.Peralta, Garko.

New York strikeouts (7): Teixeira, A.Rodriguez 2, Posada, Berroa, R.Pena, Gardner.

Cleveland strikeouts (5): A.Cabrera, B.Francisco, Jh.Peralta, DeRosa, Shoppach.

New York IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Chamberlain (W) 8   4   2   2   2   5   106   3.71

Ma.Rivera (S) 1   0   0   0   0   0   13   2.49

Cleveland IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Sowers 5   3   1   1   5   3   85   6.16

Aquino (L) 11/3   1   4   4   4   1   32   4.32

Vizcaino 12/3   1   0   0   2   1   30   1.54

J.Lewis 1   1   0   0   0   2   24   5.33

W: Chamberlain, 3-1. L: Aquino, 1-1. S: Rivera, 11.

Sowers pitched to 3 batters in the 6th. IR-S: Aquino 3-0, Vizcaino 3-2. IBB: off Aquino (Teixeira). WP: Vizcaino. Umpires: Home, Mark Carlson; first, Tim Tschida; second, Bob Davidson; third, Jeff Nelson.

T: 3:13. A: 23,651 (45,199).

White Sox 6, Athletics 2

CHICAGO - Jim Thome hit the 550th homer of his career in the eighth inning to put Chicago ahead and the Sox went on to beat Oakland.

A.J. Pierzynksi homered and Scott Podsednik scored two runs for the White Sox, who won for the fourth straight time and have won 10 of the last 13 overall.

Oakland reliever Craig Breslow (1-4) allowed a leadoff walk to Scott Podsednik in the eighth inning. After Alexei Ramirez popped up a bunt attempt, Jermaine Dye singled. On a 1-2 pitch, Thome hit an opposite field home run to left-center to put the White Sox up 5-2. Thome is 13th on the career homers list and has nine this season.

Matt Holliday hit a two-run homer in the first for the Athletics, who have the worst record in the American League. Holliday's seventh homer of the season was off White Sox starter Gavin Floyd.

Oakland 200 000 000 – 2 5 1

Chicago 100 010 04x – 6 6 0

Oakland AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Chicago AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

O.Cabrera ss 4   0   0   0   .232      Podsednik lf 3   2   0   0   .288

Kennedy 2b 4   0   0   0   .372      Al.Ramirez ss 4   0   1   0   .253

Cust dh 4   1   1   0   .251      Dye rf 2   1   1   1   .280

Holliday lf 4   1   2   2   .275      Thome dh 4   1   2   3   .263

Giambi 1b 3   0   0   0   .216      Konerko 1b 3   1   0   0   .303

K.Suzuki c 4   0   0   0   .278      Pierzynski c 4   1   2   1   .305

R.Sweeney cf 3   0   1   0   .251      Fields 3b 4   0   0   0   .238

Cunningham rf 4   0   1   0   .083      Wise cf 2   0   0   0   .179

Hannahan 3b 2   0   0   0   .188      a-Andersn ph-cf 1   0   0   0   .272

Totals 32   2   5   2         J.Nix 2b 3   0   0   1   .191

Totals 30   6   6   6      

a-flied out for Wise in the 7th. E: Kennedy (4). LOB: Oakland 6, Chicago 7. 2B: Holliday (7). HR: Holliday (7), off G.Floyd; Pierzynski (5), off Cahill; Thome (9), off S.Casilla. RBIs: Holliday 2 (30), Dye (35), Thome 3 (32), Pierzynski (12), J.Nix (6). SB: J.Nix (3). SF: Dye. RLSP: Oakland 3 (R.Sweeney, O.Cabrera 2); Chicago 4 (Podsednik 3, Pierzynski).

Oakland walks (3): Giambi, R.Sweeney, Hannahan.

Chicago walks (6): Podsednik 2, Dye, Konerko, Bri.Anderson, J.Nix.

Oakland strikeouts (12): O.Cabrera, Kennedy 2, Cust 2, Holliday, Giambi 3, K.Suzuki, R.Sweeney, Cunningham.

Chicago strikeouts (6): Thome, Pierzynski, Fields 3, J.Nix.

Oakland IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Cahill 52/3   3   2   2   2   3   98   4.33

Breslow (L) 11/3   0   1   1   1   2   19   5.14

S.Casilla 1/3   2   3   3   1   0   17   6.05

K.Cameron 2/3   1   0   0   2   1   25   3.44

Chicago IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

G.Floyd 7   4   2   2   3   8   107   5.75

Thornton (W) 1   0   0   0   0   3   12   1.71

Linebrink 1   1   0   0   0   1   21   1.93

W: Thornton, 3-1. L: Breslow, 1-4.

Breslow pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. IR-S: Breslow 2-0, S.Casilla 1-1, K.Cameron 1-1. Umpires: Home, Phil Cuzzi; first, Tom Hallion; second, Jerry Crawford; third, Dan Bellino.

T: 2:46. A: 26,038 (40,615).