Youkilis giving Joba the silent treatment


Youkilis giving Joba the silent treatment

Joba Chamberlain should have asked Bobby Valentine how sensitive Kevin Youkilis can be sometimes.

Chamberlain called Youkilis -- with whom he's had his on-field differences in the past -- to bury the hatchet after Youk signed as a free agent with the Yankees. But he says Youkilis has yet to return his calls.

"I did everything I can do," Chamberlain told the New York Daily News. "I can't control what Kevin Youkilis does. I can only control what I do and, you know what, we'll go on from there."

Youk gave the same silent treatment to Valentine after Bobby V. questioned his dedication and effort in an April TV interview; their frosty relationship continued right up to the day Youkilis was traded to the White Sox in June. Considering their longer history -- it seemed Chamberlain threw at Youkilis every time the Red Sox and Yankees played, and Chamberlain was once suspended two games for throwing at Youk's head -- a quick thaw was unlikely.

But Chamberlain seemed unconcerned.

"Im bound to run into him at some point. Sooner rather than later. Well see what happens. Were grown men.

WORLD SERIES: Kluber and Perez lead Indians to 6-0 win over Cubs in Game 1


WORLD SERIES: Kluber and Perez lead Indians to 6-0 win over Cubs in Game 1

CLEVELAND - Corey Kluber got the Cleveland Indians off to a striking start and Roberto Perez put away Chicago in the Cubs' first World Series game since 1945.

Kluber dominated into the seventh inning, Perez homered twice and the Indians beat the Cubs 6-0 in the opener Tuesday night. AL Championship Series MVP Andrew Miller escaped a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the seventh and got out of trouble in the eighth, preserving a three-run lead.

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