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New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) pitches during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. (Bob DeChiara)
New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) pitches during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. (Bob DeChiara)

The Yankees dropped their 16th game of 2017 and fell to 10-6. Starting pitcher, CC Sabathia gave up two home runs and the team never recovered. 

In the bottom of the first, the Pirates opened the scoring in PNC Park after a Jordy Mercer homerun. Brett Gardner walked in the third and would eventually notch New York's first run of the night. 

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Apr 4, 2017; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) throws a pitch during the second inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field.  (Kim Klement (USA Today))
Apr 4, 2017; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) throws a pitch during the second inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. (Kim Klement (USA Today))

The Yankees look to improve their 10-5 record against a Pittsburgh team that has either fallen to a sweep or escaped with one in every series thus far of 2017.

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Chris Carelli, SNY.tv

The Yankees were supposed to be working the 2017 season without a strong collection of starting pitching. However, during the Yankees' current eight-game winning streak, the club's starters have silenced the detractors with a 6-0 record, 2.76 ERA and a 9.2 K/9 rate. How long can the run last?

Of the five starters, the pitcher expected to provide sterling efforts, Masahiro Tanaka currently owns the worst ERA. However, in his last start, Tanaka looked more like the pitcher who contended for the Cy Young Award last season. Tanaka had a superb spring training, but struggled in his first two starts (10 ER in 7 2/3 IP).

I don't worry about Tanaka. Once he hits a groove, he can rattle off solid start after solid start. Tanaka is the most complete pitcher of the crew and I have the plenty of faith he can put his rough start behind him.

Tags: CC Sabathia, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, Chris Carelli
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GEICO SportsNite: Yankees 00:02:04
Sweeny Murti reports from Yankee Stadium where, behind another terrific outing from CC Sabathia, the Yankees won their sixth game in a row.

CCC Sabathia allowed one run and three hits in 7 1/3 innings and the Yankees took advantage of sloppy Cardinals defense in a 3-2 victory Saturday at Yankee Stadium. The Yanks have won six in a row. >>Click here for a full box score.


 

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(Reinhold Matay)

Jordan Montgomery will start for the Yankees on Wednesday afternoon against the Rays, it was announced Monday.

Luis Severino will pitch Thursday, with CC Sabathia and Masahiro Tanaka having their next starts pushed back a day.

To make room for Montgomery on the roster, the Yankees optioned Chasen Shreve to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

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Apr 4, 2017; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) throws a pitch during the second inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field.  (Kim Klement (USA Today))
Apr 4, 2017; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) throws a pitch during the second inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. (Kim Klement (USA Today))

The Yankees will try to avoid a sweep in the final game of a three-game series with the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards. First pitch is scheduled for 1:35 p.m.

Follow the game live on SNY.TV.


Yankees Orioles
Brett Gardner, LF Craig Gentry, LF
Aaron Hicks, CF Adam Jones, CF
Matt Holliday, DH Manny Machado, 3B
Chris Carter, 1B Mark Trumbo, DH
Starlin Castro, 2B Chris Davis, 1B
Chase Headley 3B Trey Mancini, DH
Aaron Judge, RF Jonathan Schoop, 2B
Austin Romine, C JJ Hardy, SS
Ronald Torreyes, SS Caleb Joseph, C

Who's Pitching for the Yankees: CC Sabathia (9-12, 3.91 ERA in 2016), who earned the win in his first start on April 4 when he pitched five shutout innings against the Rays. 


Who's Pitching for the Orioles: LHP Wade Miley (9-13, 5.37 ERA in 2016), who is making his 2017 regular season debut after starting the season on the disabled list.

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Can CC be a reliable No. 2? 00:01:43
The DNL crew discusses if CC Sabathia will be a reliable No. 2 starter for the Yankees in the 2017 season.
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Apr 4, 2017; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) throws a pitch during the second inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field.  (Kim Klement (USA Today))
Apr 4, 2017; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) throws a pitch during the second inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. (Kim Klement (USA Today))

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The Yankees might not need Sabathia to carry them any longer, but they'll certainly take efforts like tonight's every time out. Sabathia turned aside a poor statistical Spring Training with a fantastic opening outing. While the Yankees would like at least another inning out of the big southpaw, they cannot complain about a start in which he doesn't allow a run.

After a full season of success and a solid start to this one, buoyed by a new approach and a comfortably supportive knee brace, Sabathia's transformation seems real. The next step for Sabathia is to figure out a way lengthen his outings by avoiding long innings like he endured in the fourth frame (30 pitches).

Sabathia will never be a front line starter again, but if he can turn in another season like 2016, he will get a job somewhere next season. Dare I ask, maybe even at the back end of the Yankees' rotation at a much, much lower price point? Stranger things have happened.

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Previewing the 2017 Yankees season, beginning with expectations for the pitching staff...

The rotation

Every single spot in the Yankees' rotation comes with at least a small amount of uncertainty.

Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka has pitched quite well since joining the team, yet he throws with a ticking time bomb in the form of a partial tear in his ulnar collateral ligament. However, Tanaka demonstrated last season that his elbow does not hinder his performance and he looked exceptional during spring training. In what could be a walk year -- Tanaka has an opt-out in his contract at the end of this season -- the 28-year-old could turn in his finest season in pinstripes...

Tags: Adam Warren, Bryan Mitchell, CC Sabathia, Chasen Shreve, Dellin Betances, Luis Cessa, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, Tyler Clippard, Chris Carelli
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 (Kim Klement)
(Kim Klement)

Luis Severino has made the Yankees' opening day roster and will be the team's 4th starter, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports.

Severino pitched 13.2 innings during spring training, allowing six runs on 12 hits while walking five hitters and striking out 16. 

The 23-year old righty went 3-8 with a 5.83 ERA and 1.45 WHIP in 71.0 innings for the Yankees last season.

Tags: Bryan Mitchell, CC Sabathia, Luis Cessa, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda
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New York Yankees relief pitcher Adam Warren delivers a pitch against the Houston Astros during a spring training game at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. (Jasen Vinlove/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees relief pitcher Adam Warren delivers a pitch against the Houston Astros during a spring training game at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. (Jasen Vinlove/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Yankees RHP Adam Warren will be a reliever to open the regular season while Luis SeverinoChad Green, and Jordan Montgomery will compete for two rotation spots, manager Joe Girardi said to Newsday's Erik Boland.

Warren, who had been considered for a rotation spot earlier this spring, had a 4.80 ERA in five Grapefruit League outings (four starts), allowing eight runs and 13 hits in 15 innings. 

Though he spent most of last season as a reliever with both the Yankees and Chicago Cubs, he split time in the rotation and bullpen with the Yankees in 2015, going 6-6 with a 3.66 ERA in 17 starts and 1-1 with a 2.29 ERA in 26 relief outings.

Tags: Adam Warren, CC Sabathia, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, Matt Eisenberg
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(Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

CC Sabathia allowed nine hits and two runs in 5 1/3 innings as the Yankees beat the Phillies, 3-2, on Friday afternoon >> Box score


  • Sabathia walked one and struck out one during his 5 1/3 innings. His ERA for the spring is now 6.75.
  • Luis Severino struck out five batters in three perfect innings.
  • Aaron Judge went 1-for-3 with a run scored.
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New York Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner (11) runs to third on his way to the plate following a solo home run to lead off the first inning of an MLB spring training baseball game against the Atlanta Braves at Champion Stadium. (Reinhold Matay)
New York Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner (11) runs to third on his way to the plate following a solo home run to lead off the first inning of an MLB spring training baseball game against the Atlanta Braves at Champion Stadium. (Reinhold Matay)

Chris Carelli, SNY.tv

The baseball adage goes, spring stats don't mean anything. For the most part I believe this to be true, except in matters when there are trends that underlie the performance. At the moment there are a few players in Yankees camp off to fairly slow starts. What does it mean for them and for the club?

Chris Carter

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Chris Carelli, SNY.tv

Bullpen use is evolving in the Major Leagues and if there is a team that has a chance to utilize one of the "new" nuances, it is the New York Yankees.

I'm not speaking of the best relievers coming into games in the fifth or sixth inning as we saw often during the 2016 postseason. While the Indians' deployment of Andrew Miller demonstrated how effective teams can be when they employ relievers that are not only dominant, but can also last more than one inning in the process, such use throughout the regular season is seen as unrealistic.

The Yankees have two dominant relievers in Dellin Betances and Aroldis Chapman, but each of them should be relegated to one-inning performances for the most part this season. If the club reaches the postseason, they could extend their appearances, but I don't expect it to happen often in the regular season.

Tags: Adam Warren, Alroldis Chapman, Bryan Mitchell, CC Sabathia, Dellin Betances, Luis Cessa, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, Tyler Clippard, Chris Carelli
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New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia throws a pitch during the first inning against the Atlanta Braves at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia throws a pitch during the first inning against the Atlanta Braves at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

CC Sabathia found a big positive during a rocky spring training outing - no issues with his troublesome right knee.

The New York Yankees left-hander lasted just two-thirds of an inning Sunday, allowing six runs and six hits in a 10-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves.

"The body feels good," Sabathia said. "I was letting some (pitches) go, and I had no problems. As far as the knee, you want to get that out of the way. Make sure you can push off as hard as you can, land and be good. I wanted to accomplish that in the game and I did."

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(Dan Hamilton)

The Yankees beat the Rays, 7-6, in 10 innings on Tuesday afternoon in Tampa.

Entering the bottom of the 10th trailing 6-4, the Yankees got a sacrifice fly from Ruben Tejada, followed by an RBI ground-rule double by Rashad Crawford and run-scoring single by Tyler Wade to win, 7-6.


  • CC Sabathia made his first start of Spring Training, tossing two scorelss innings while allowing two hits, one walk, and striking out two.
  • Adam Warren allowed two runs on four hits (including two home runs) while walking one and striking out none in three innings. Warren, who is battling for a spot in the starting rotation, has a 3.38 ERA this spring.
Tags: Aaron Judge, Adam Warren, CC Sabathia, Gary Sanchez, Ruben Tejada
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 (Kim Klement)
(Kim Klement)

Chris Carelli, SNY.TV:

Rebuild. Transition. Whatever we call it, the Yankees are operating the organization differently than they have in recent memory. What remains to be seen is whether the Yankees will stay the course regardless of whether they are winning or losing. I suggest it is imperative they do.

How the Yankees handled 2016 and the offseason

The Yankees felt comfortable entering 2016 as a few veterans experienced comeback efforts in 2015. However, a slow start and poor production through the middle of the season for some of those same players, pushed the Yankees into a direction unseen in decades...

Tags: Aaron Judge, CC Sabathia, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird, Michael Pineda, Tyler Austin, Tyler Clippard, Chris Carelli
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New York Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury and Brett Gardner high five after beating the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. (Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury and Brett Gardner high five after beating the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. (Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports)

New York Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner said he felt the need to step up and be a team leader as one of the more experienced players on the Yankees' current roster.

Following the retirements of Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira, Gardner, 33, is the longest tenured Yankee on the roster, followed by LHP CC Sabathia, who became a Yankee one year after Gardner climbed through the farm system.

"For me, I feel like I need to be a leader, yeah," Gardner told the New York Daily News' Mike Mazzeo. "It's going to be different (without Teixeira and Rodriguez)."

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(Brad Penner)

Chris Carelli, SNY.TV:

One can argue the Yankees should have been prepared for CC Sabathia to break down during his seven-year deal, which was advanced by a two-year extension. Unfortunately, Sabathia's troubles developed much sooner than the club hoped and encapsulated three full seasons as he battled injuries and diminished effectiveness. Sabathia finally discovered how to pitch without a power fastball, which led to a comeback season in 2016. Can he finish off his contract with a strong 2017 season?

How did Sabathia fare in 2016?

Sabathia entered the 2016 season with skeptical optimism based on his last handful of starts in 2015. He had been fitted for a knee brace which provided him the ability to pitch while limiting stress on his surgically-repaired right knee. The brace provided Sabathia confidence in the landing of his delivery, which allowed the left-hander to concentrate on his transformation into a finesse pitcher.

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New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays during the second inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner)
New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays during the second inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner)

Yankees LHP CC Sabathia believes the young New York team has tremendous upside entering the 2017 season, and is capabale of exceeding expectations and contending for a spot in the playoffs.

"I think we have a tremendous amount of talent in the room," Sabathia said, according to Brian Heyman of Newsday. "We are very young, but I think we have a chance to be able to open up some eyes and kind of surprise some people, I guess."

Following the end of last season, Sabathia underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee. Yet the 36-year old veteran says he will be ready for Spring Training in Tampa in two weeks.

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 (Michael Dwyer/AP)
(Michael Dwyer/AP)

Chris Carelli, SNY.TV:

The Yankees' 2016 season did not end with a postseason appearance, but there were still plenty of big moments. Rather than relive each one, let's see how some of those circumstances might shape the 2017 season...

Chapman redux

Tags: Aaron Judge, Alex Rodriguez, Brett Gardner, Brian McCann, CC Sabathia, Chase Headley, Gary Sanchez, Mark Teixeira, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, Chris Carelli
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(Wendell Cruz)

Chris Carelli, SNY.TV:

The Yankees are in the middle of a transition and there is a good chance RHP Masahiro Tanaka might not be a part of it after 2017.

Tanaka can opt out of his seven-year deal after this season, and if he pitches anything like he did in 2016, he will most certainly test the free agent market. Should the Yankees allow it to get that far?

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Sep 20, 2016; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia (52) looks on from the dugout during the second inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Sep 20, 2016; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia (52) looks on from the dugout during the second inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

CC Sabathia spoke about Aroldis Chapman, next year's team, his offseason rehab, the starting rotation, and more while appearing at the Yankees' annual food drive on Wednesday.

He praised the Yankees' signing Chapman to a five-year, $86 million deal, telling NJ.com that "he's excited to have Chappy back. He's obviously a great piece for us. He went on to do his thing in the World Series with the Cubs but it's great to have him back."

 

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(Gary A. Vasquez)

Free agent LHP Rich Hill has agreed to a three-year deal with the Dodgers worth $48 million, the team announced Monday.

The Yankees were "all-in" on Hill, Jim Bowden of ESPN reported Nov. 29.

The Astros and Rangers were also in serious pursuit of Hill, with the Red Sox and Orioles interested to a lesser degree, noted Bowden.

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New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays during the second inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner)
New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays during the second inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner)

Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia underwent arthroscopic right knee surgery at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, the Yankees announced on Tuesday. The surgery, which was performed by Dr. Ahmad, was a routine cleanup, and Sabathia is expected to be ready for spring training. Sabathia started 30 games for the Yankees in 2016, pitching 179.2 innings and earning a 9-12 record, 3.91 ERA and 1.32 WHIP. His ERA and WHIP were the lowest for the veteran pitcher since 2012, where he threw for a 3.38 ERA and 1.14 WHIP.

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 (Andy Marlin)
(Andy Marlin)

For years, the New York Yankees preached wanting to change how they operate the franchise, and this season they followed through at each administrative level of the organization.The Yankees did something they had not done since the early 90's -- trade veterans as part of a sell-off before the non-waiver trade deadline. Yankees GM Brian Cashman convinced ownership that this was the time to fill the farm system with as many top prospects as they could obtain for three talented players, two of whom are set to become free agents at the end of this season.The Yankees also managed to push Alex Rodriguez out the door one season before his contract was set to expire, and took at-bats away from veterans like Mark Teixeira and Brian McCann. The club turned to three prospects to prop up a stagnant offense and it nearly worked well enough to secure a spot in the playoffs.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Adam Warren, Alex Rodriguez, Brian McCann, CC Sabathia, Dellin Betances, Mark Teixeira, Chris Carelli
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 (John Rieger)
(John Rieger)

After finishing the season with an 84-78 record, good for fourth place in the American League East, the New York Yankees can look at their pitching staff as a facet that excelled at various points in the season, but had holes throughout.RotationMasahiro Tanaka earns ace money, and in 2016 he pitched like he deserved it. The 27-year-old right-hander hurled a career-high 199 2/3 innings, generating a 3.07 earned run average (3.51 FIP). The ERA was good for third-best in the American League. Tanaka went 14-4 for the Yankees, and the team was 23-8 in his starts. He stopped losing streaks and kept winning streaks going. Tanaka is the unquestioned ace of this staff.

Tags: Ivan Nova, Adam Warren, Andrew Miller, Bryan Mitchell, CC Sabathia, Dellin Betances, Luis Cessa, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, Nathan Eovaldi, Richard Bleier, Tyler Clippard, Chris Carelli
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Mark Teixeira reflects on career 00:03:03
Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira sits down with SNY's Sweeny Murti to look back on his 14-year career.

Mark Teixeira hit a two-out grand slam in the ninth inning to complete the Yankees' comeback from 3-0 down as they beat the Red Sox, 5-3, on Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium.

The Red Sox had clinched the AL East title earlier in the evening due to Toronto's loss.

  • The Yankees loaded the bases with none out in the ninth inning against Craig Kimbrel and drew within 3-1 on Brian McCann's bases loaded walk. 
  • Teixeira's grand slam to right center field with two outs gave the Yankees the win.
  • In a scoreless game in the eighth inning, Mookie Betts' two-run double gave the Red Sox a 2-0 lead.
  • A passed ball by Gary Sanchez later in the eighth inning increased Boston's advantage to 3-0.
  • The Yankees managed just one hit in six innings against Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz.
  • Bryan Mitchell tossed seven scoreless innings while allowing two hits, walking five, and striking out two.
  • Adam Warren was charged with two runs in just 1/3 of an inning.

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New York Yankees starting pitcheer CC Sabathia (52) delivers a pitch against Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. (Dan Hamilton)
New York Yankees starting pitcheer CC Sabathia (52) delivers a pitch against Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. (Dan Hamilton)

Locked in a pitchers' duel through seven innings, the Yankees finally gave way in the eighth, as Jose Bautista's three-run home run proved to be the difference in Toronto's 3-0 win over New York. Read the full AP recap on SNY.tv...


  • With the the teams locked in a scoreless tie in the eighth, Tyler Clippard faltered and gave up the game-deciding home run to Bautista. It was just the third home run he's allowed since coming back to the Yankees.
  • CC Sabathia pitched seven strong innings, allowing just four hits to Toronto. He struck out two and walked three. 
  • Blue Jays starter Marcus Stroman was just as good, though, as he gave up just one hit and three walks in his seven innings. 
  • The Yankees mustered just three hits and were shut out for the third straight game. 

Chris Carelli, SNY.TV Facebook | Twitter | About Me | Archives

The Yankees have been shut out three games in a row and have thoroughly collapsed.

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New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) pitches during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. (Bob DeChiara)
New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) pitches during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. (Bob DeChiara)

The Yankees look to get back in the win column as they play the second game of their series with the Blue Jays at 4:07 p.m. 

Follow the game live on SNY.tv...


Yankees Blue Jays
Brett Gardner, LF Devon Travis, 2B
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Josh Donaldson, 3B
Gary Sanchez, DH Edwin Encarnacion, 1B
Didi Gregorius, SS Jose Bautista, RF
Aaron Hicks, RF Russell Martin, C
Brian McCann, C Troy Tulowitzki, SS
Ronald Torreyes, 3B Melvin Upton, LF
Tyler Austin, 1B Dioner, Navarro, C
Donovan Solano, 2B Kevin Pillar, CF

Who's Pitching for the Yankees: LHP CC Sabathia (8-12, 4.19 ERA) -- pitched just five innings in his last start, giving up four runs against the Red Sox. Has a 3-6 record and 4.68 ERA since the All-Star Break. Was charged with seven runs over six innings during his last outing against Toronto. 


Who's Pitching for the Blue Jays: RHP Marcus Stroman (9-9, 4.50 ERA) -- lost his last start, but pitched well, giving up two runs in six innings against the Angels. Is 0-4 with a 3.91 ERA in September. Allowed two runs in five innings at Yankee Stadium on Sept. 7. 

Tags: CC Sabathia, Toronto Blue Jays

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi (28) looks on against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. (Kim Klement)
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi (28) looks on against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. (Kim Klement)

Chris Carelli, SNY.TV Facebook | Twitter | About Me | Archives

In a matter of just over two weeks the New York Yankees thrust themselves into the heart of the playoff picture with a seven-game winning streak and then quickly plummeted from it, by losing seven out of eight games. With 13 games left on the schedule and a four-game deficit to overcome, what do the Yankees do from here?

In my view, the Yankees must return to the place they were on Aug. 1. At that time the club rightfully decided to focus on the future by dealing their best players and proceeded to call-up some of their best prospects over the subsequent days. The idea was to remain competitive, but provide some valuable experience for players the organization felt were a part of the future. What happened on the field was unexpected - a 17-11 month - and might be directly related to the one day at a time mentality the club possessed.

Tags: CC Sabathia, Dellin Betances, Mark Teixeira, Masahiro Tanaka, Christopher Carelli
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New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia pitches during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. (Bob DeChiara/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia pitches during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. (Bob DeChiara/USA Today Sports Images)

CC Sabathia gave up a three-run home run to Hanley Ramirez in the fifth inning and Tyler Clippard gave up a go-ahead solo homer to Ramirez in the seventh inning as the New York Yankees got swept by the Boston Red Sox in a 5-4 loss on Sunday at Fenway Park. >> Read more

  • Ramirez went 3 for 4 with four RBIs. His solo homer off Clippard broke a 4-4 tie.
  • Sabathia made a throwing error on a Mookie Betts lineout that prolonged the fifth inning. With two on and two out, Ramirez hit a three-run home run to cut the Yankees' lead to 4-3.
  • Jackie Bradley Jr. hit an RBI single in the sixth inning off Sabathia to tie the game at 4.
  • Sabathia gave up four runs and eight hits in five-plus innings.
  • Gary Sanchez went 3 for 5 with a solo home run.
  • Didi Gregorius hit an RBI single in the first inning to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead. Sanchez's home run in the third inning made it 2-0.
  • Brett Gardner and Ronald Torreyes grounded into run-scoring fielder's choices in the fourth inning to make it 4-0.
  • Drew Pomeranz allowed four runs and seven hits in 3 2/3 innings.

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The Yankees' inability to put away the Red Sox with tack on runs, coupled with Yankees' manager Joe Girardi's ill-advised moves (and non-moves) with his relievers contributed to a devastating series sweep.

Tags: Brett Gardner, CC Sabathia, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Boston Red Sox, Ronald Torreyes, Tyler Clippard
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(David Butler II)

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After a devastating loss to Boston on Thursday night, the Yankees have two rookies toeing the rubber, Luis Cessa and Bryan Mitchell, before CC Sabathia takes the mound in the series finale. The pitching, obviously important, is not where the Yankees have their best chance to return the favor to the Red Sox.

The Yankees entered the series needing to win three out of four to make a statement in the postseason race. Masahiro Tanaka's gritty effort should have resulted in one of the victories, but questionable bullpen management and Dellin Betances' performance created a hard to swallow two-game swing in the standings.

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GEICO SportsNite: Yankees top LA 00:01:40
Sweeny Murti joins GEICO SportsNite to recap the Yankees' 3-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers at Yankee Stadium.

CC Sabathia threw 6 1/3 scoreless innings and a pair of seventh inning homers broke a scoreless tie as the Yankees beat the Dodgers, 3-0, on Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium.

  • Jacoby Ellsbury and Didi Gregorius hit solo home runs in the seventh inning to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead.
  • Gary Sanchez hit a solo homer in the eighth inning to increase New York's lead to 3-0.
  • Sabathia allowed three hits while walking one and striking out seven in his 6 1/3 shutout innings.
  • Adam Warren and Tyler Clippard each tossed 2/3 of an inning in relief.
  • Dellin Betances tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings to earn the save.
  • RF Aaron Judge left the game prior to the fifth inning after straining his right oblique. He was replaced by Ellsbury.

Chris Carelli, SNY.TV Facebook | Twitter | About Me | Archives

The Yankees needed a big start from someone other than Masahiro Tanaka, and Sabathia came through in a big way. The left-hander was thoroughly in control in this one, allowing just four baserunners and striking out seven.

Tags: Adam Warren, CC Sabathia, Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Jacoby Ellsbury, Tyler Clippard, Danny Abriano
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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

The Yankees continue their three-game series against the Dodgers at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. 

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Dodgers Yankees
Howie Kendrick, 3B Brett Gardner, CF
Justin Turner, DH Rob Refsnyder, LF
Corey Seager, SS Gary Sanchez, DH
Yasiel Puig, LF Starlin Castro, 2B
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B Mark Teixeira, 1B
Carlos Ruiz, C Brian McCann, C
Enrique Hernandez, CF Chase Headley, 3B
Rob Segedin, RF Aaron Judge, RF
Chase Utley, 2B Ronald Torreyes, SS

Who's Pitching for the Yankees: LHP CC Sabathia (4.27 ERA, 1.36 WHIP), who allowed three runs on seven hits while walking none and striking out four in 4.0 innings against the Rays during his last start. Has allowed three runs or less in six of his last seven starts.


Who's Pitching for the Dodgers: LHP Julio Urias (3.69 ERA, 1.45 WHIP), who allowed two runs on three hits while walking one and striking out six in 5 1/3 innings against the Padres during his last start. In what is his rookie season, the 20-year-old has struck out 76 batters in 68 1/3 innings (13 starts, two relief appearances).

Tags: CC Sabathia

New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (19) pitches in the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium. (Wendell Cruz)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (19) pitches in the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium. (Wendell Cruz)

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Playoff teams are built on starting pitching. Starting pitching wins championships. Someone needs to tell Masahiro Tanaka's New York Yankees rotation mates.

The Yankees improbable run into legitimacy in a crowded American League East and AL Wild Card race has little to do with the starting rotation, beyond the enormous efforts of Tanaka. In order for the Yankees to stick in the race over the final 20 days (19 games) of the regular season, the club needs Tanaka to continue his ace-like efforts, but the team must also receive better efforts from the rest of the starting staff.

Tags: Bryan Mitchell, CC Sabathia, Luis Cessa, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, Christopher Carelli
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New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) pitches against the Baltimore Orioles during the second inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner)
New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) pitches against the Baltimore Orioles during the second inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner)

The Yankees begin a four-game series against the Rays at Yankee Stadium on Thursday at 7:05 p.m. ET.

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Yankees Rays
Brett Gardner, LF Logan Forsythe, 2B
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Keven Kiermaier, CF
Gary Sanchez, DH Evan Longoria, DH
Didi Gregorius, SS Brad Miller, SS
Starlin Castro, 2B Mikie Mahtook, LF
Brian McCann, C Nick Franklin, 1B
Chase Headley, 3B Steven Souza Jr., RF
Tyler Austin, 1B Richie Shaffer, 3B
Aaron Judge, RF Curt Casali, C

Who's Pitching for the Yankees: LHP CC Sabathia (8-12, 4.20 ERA) pitched well in his last outing, pitching six innings and surrendering two runs (one earned) on six hits and two walks. Sabathia has recorded four quality starts in his last five outings, but is just 2-2 in those four starts.

Who's Pitching for the Rays: RHP Alex Cobb (0-0, 3.60 ERA) started his first big league game in almost two years last week, allowing two earned runs on four hits while striking out seven in five innings against the Blue Jays. It was Cobb's first start since having Tommy John surgery.

Tags: CC Sabathia

New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) pitches against the Baltimore Orioles during the second inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner)
New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) pitches against the Baltimore Orioles during the second inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner)

The Yankees look to get back on the winning track in the second game of their series with the Orioles at Camden Yards.

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Yankees Orioles
Brett Gardner, LF Adam Jones, CF
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Steve Pearce, RF
Gary Sanchez, DH Manny Machado, 3B
Didi Gregorius, SS Mark Trumbo, DH
Starlin Castro, 2B Jonathan Schoop, 2B
Brian McCann, C Chris Davis, 1B
Mark Teixeira, 1B JJ Hardy, SS
Aaron Judge, RF Nolan Reimold, LF
Ronald Torreyes, 3B Caleb Joseph, C

Who's Pitching for the Yankees: LHP CC Sabathia (8-11, 4.31 ERA) -- lost his last start against Baltimore, giving up three runs on six hits in 6 2/3 innings of work. Went 2-3 with a 5.35 ERA in six August starts. 


Who's Pitching for the Orioles: RHP Kevin Gausman (6-10, 3.73 ERA) -- pitched seven scoreless innings on Aug. 28 against the Yankees, striking out nine. He recorded 41 strikeouts in 36 2/3 innings in August. This will be his fifth start against New York this season. 

Tags: CC Sabathia, Baltimore Orioles

 (Peter Aiken)
(Peter Aiken)

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In a span of several days in late July, the New York Yankees traded their closer, were swept by the last-place Tampa Bay Rays and then traded their replacement closer and best hitter to that point in the season.

It was the correct approach, but one that typically signals that focus has shifted to next season. A month later, the Yankees might be a serious playoff contender.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Adam Warren, Alex Rodriguez, Brian McCann, Bryan Mitchell, CC Sabathia, Chase Headley, Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Luis Severino, Mark Teixeira, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, Rob Refsnyder, Ronald Torreyes, Starlin Castro, Tyler Clippard
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New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia throws against the Seattle Mariners during the second inning at Safeco Field. (Joe Nicholson/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia throws against the Seattle Mariners during the second inning at Safeco Field. (Joe Nicholson/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Yankees LHP CC Sabathia hopes his strong outing in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field can turn his season around.

Sabathia (8-10) threw seven innings of one-run ball, giving up three hits and striking out seven batters, as he won for the second time in his last three starts. He had been 2-6 with a 6.78 ERA over his previous 11 starts since starting the year 5-4 with a 2.20 ERA. 

"We know what a competitor CC is; it's frustrating for him," manager Joe Girardi said, according to the New York Daily News' Mark Feinsand. "There's been a lot of games, I've said, where he's pitched a lot better than the line."

Tags: Brian McCann, CC Sabathia, Mark Teixeira, Seattle Mariners
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Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia throws against the Seattle Mariners in the first inning. (Ted S. Warren/AP)
Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia throws against the Seattle Mariners in the first inning. (Ted S. Warren/AP)

Coming off a seven-run outing against the Toronto Blue Jays, CC Sabathia bounced back and pitched seven solid innings against the Mariners on Tuesday night in the Yankees' 5-1 win.


  • Ronald Torreyes got the scoring started with an RBI double in the second inning, the first of two doubles, on his way to a 3-for-4 night.
  • The Yankees' lead did not last long however, as Ketel Marte answered with an RBI single in the bottom of the third.
  • From that point on, CC Sabathia was brilliant, allowing only three hits while striking out seven and walking one over seven innings.
  • Jacoby Ellsbury's two-run home run in the fifth inning put the Yankees up for good, making it 3-1 at that point. It was the left-handed hitter's sixth homer of the season.
  • Rookie right fielder Aaron Judge tacked on another run via a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning, further backing Sabathia.
  • The Yankees scored three runs against right-handed starter Taijuan Walker, who was pulled after 5 2/3 innings in which he allowed six hits and had three walks.
  • Didi Gregorius supplied an insurance run in the top of the ninth inning with an RBI ground-rule double off the Mariners' Wade LeBlanc, to make it 5-1. The Yankees had nine hits on the night, including five extra-base hits.
  • Tommy Layne and Dellin Betances each threw a scoreless inning of relief in the win.

What's next...

The Yankees conclude their West Coast road trip on Wednesday at 3:40 p.m. in what will be an all-Japanese pitching matchup, as RHP Masahiro Tanaka (3.24 ERA, 1.07 WHIP) gets set to take on fellow countryman RHP Hisashi Iwakuma (3.78 ERA, 1.26 WHIP).

Tags: CC Sabathia, Jacoby Ellsbury

GEICO SportsNite: Yanks' loss 00:01:24
Sweeny Murti covers the Yankees loss and the defensive errors that helped Toronto win, 7-4, in the final game of the series.

CC Sabathia got roughed up by the Blue Jays as the Yankees fell, 7-4, to Toronto on Wednesday afternoon.


  • J.A. Happ won his 11th consecutive decision to become the first 17-game winner in the majors
  • Melvin Upton Jr. hit a three-run homer off Sabathia
  • Darwin Barney had an early two-run double for the first-place Blue Jays, who hold a slim lead over Baltimore and Boston in the AL East. Russell Martin added three hits, including an RBI single off Sabathia (7-10)
  • Happ (17-3) pitched into the eighth inning and extended the longest active winning streak in the big leagues. He struck out nine, walked one and yielded solo homers to Gary Sanchez, Starlin Castro and Chase Headley.

The Yankees are off Thursday, but return to action on Friday against the Angels in Anaheim at 10:05 p.m. ET.

Tags: CC Sabathia, Chase Headley, Gary Sanchez, Starlin Castro

New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees won 6-3. (Andy Marlin)
New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees won 6-3. (Andy Marlin)

The Yankees and Blue Jays complete their three-game series at Yankee Stadium at 1:05 p.m. Wednesday.

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Blue Jays Yankees
Devon Travis, 2B Brett Gardener, LF
Josh Donaldson, DH Chase Headley, 3B
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B Starlin Castro, 2B
Russell Martin, C Gary Sanchez, DH
Troy Tulowitzki, SS Aaron Judge, RF
Melvin Upton, CF Didi Gregorius, SS
Ezequiel Carrera, RF Tyler Austin, 1B
Darwin Barney, 3B Austin Romine, C
Darrell Ceciliani, LF Aaron Hicks, CF

Who's pitching for the Yankees: LHP CC Sabathia (7-9, 4.20 ERA) won in his last outing despite allowing three earned runs on four hits and three walks in six innings. Over his last three starts, spanning 17.1 innings, Sabathia has allowed 11 earned runs on 18 hits. 


Who's pitching for the Blue Jays: LHP J.A. Happ (16-3, 2.96 ERA) has been amazing over his last four starts, tossing 25 innings total and winning each of those decisions while posting a 0.72 ERA and 30 strikeouts. Happ has not lost a game since June 6.

Tags: CC Sabathia, Toronto Blue Jays

GEICO SportsNite: A-Rod's finale 00:00:24
Alex Rodriguez reflects on his final game as a member of the Yankees after going 1-for-4 with an RBI double against the Rays.

Alex Rodriguez hit an RBI double and played third base in the ninth inning in his final game with the Yankees, as New York took the opener from the Rays, 6-3, from Yankee Stadium on Friday night. >> Read the full AP Recap on SNY.tv


  • Rodriguez doubled in his first at-bat of the game, driving in Brett Gardner with the team's first run of the day. He would finish his last game 1-for-4.
  • Rodriguez, who started the game at DH, came into the game as the third baseman in the final inning. He exited after the first out was recorded and was replaced by Ronald Torreyes
  • CC Sabathia struck out seven and allowed three runs over six innings of work. He allowed a solo home run to Evan Longoria in the first inning. 
  • Tied at three in the sixth, Starlin Castro hit a two-run homer to put the Yankees on top. He also had a two-RBI single in fourth. Castro now has 52 RBIs this year. 
  • Aaron Hicks drilled a solo home run in the seventh, his fifth of the season. 

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The Yankees won their third straight game, once again via comeback and this time doing it against a top-flight and hot pitcher in Chris Archer. However, the bigger story was Rodriguez.

Tags: Alex Rodriguez, CC Sabathia, Starlin Castro, Tampa Bay Rays
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New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) heads to the dugout after being relieved during the sixth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Yankee Stadium. (Anthony Gruppuso)
New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) heads to the dugout after being relieved during the sixth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Yankee Stadium. (Anthony Gruppuso)

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The New York Yankees used a passive aggressive approach to push Alex Rodriguez to agree to an early retirement. The Yankees will not have to go to such measures with CC Sabathia.

The Yankees have rocketed into a transformation of its roster since they began trading assets before the Aug. 1 deadline - Aroldis Chapman, Andrew Miller and Carlos Beltran - arguably their top players are all playing elsewhere now. Mark Teixeira's name was coming off the books regardless, but he went a step further, announcing his retirement at the end of the season. The Yankees did not see a space for Rodriguez, inked through the 2017 season, and let him know by eliminating him as a daily option weeks ago.

Tags: CC Sabathia, Christopher Carelli
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GEICO SportsNite: A-Rod's finale 00:01:25
Yankees manager Joe Girardi and several of his players react to Alex Rodriguez's retirement announcement.

New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez announced he will play his final game in pinstripes on Friday. Rodriguez, 41, has spent 12 of his 22 seasons with the Yankees, and will become a special adviser after he is unconditionally released after Friday's game.

Rodriguez has hit 696 home runs, the fourth-most in MLB history, 3,114 hits and 2,084 RBIs in 2,781 career games. A three-time MVP, Rodriguez has earned nearly $400 million in his career, according to Baseball-Reference.

Several teammates expressed their gratitude toward Rodriguez.

Tags: Alex Rodriguez, Brett Gardner, Brian McCann, CC Sabathia, Didi Gregorius, Luis Severino, Mark Teixeira
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Masahiro Tanaka is coming off a tough start. (Troy Taormina/USA Today Sports Images)
Masahiro Tanaka is coming off a tough start. (Troy Taormina/USA Today Sports Images)

The Yankees and Indians wrap up their three-game series from Yankee Stadium Sunday afternoon. 

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Indians Yankees
Carlos Santana, DH Brett Gardner, LF
Jason Kipnis, 2B Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Francisco Lindor, SS Mark Teixeira, 1B
Mike Napoli, 1B Brian McCann, DH
Jose Ramirez, 3B Chase Headley, 3B
Lonnie Chisenhall, RF Didi Gregorius, SS
Rajai Davis, LF Rob Refsnynder, 2B
Tyler Naquin, CF Aaron Hicks, RF
Roberto Perez, C Austin Romine, C

Who's Pitching for the Yankees: RHP Masahiro Tanaka (7-4, 3.40 ERA) gave up seven runs (six earned) over 6 1/3 innings as the Yankees fell to the Mets 7-1 last Tuesday. The runs allowed and earned runs allowed each tied season highs for Tanaka, who hasn't won in his last three starts.


Who's Pitching for the Indians: RHP Carlos Carrasco (7-5, 3.12) also took the defeat Tuesday, when he gave up a career-high eight runs in a 10-6 loss to the Minnesota Twins. He hadn't allowed more than six runs in a start since July 6, 2013.

Tags: CC Sabathia, Cleveland Indians

New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) heads to the dugout after being relieved during the sixth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Yankee Stadium. (Anthony Gruppuso)
New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) heads to the dugout after being relieved during the sixth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Yankee Stadium. (Anthony Gruppuso)

The Yankees led early but the Indians hit three solo home runs and beat the Yankees, 5-2, on Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium. 

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  • CC Sabathia allowed three runs, two of them coming on solo home runs, in 5 2/3 innings. He walked four and struck out just two.  
  • The Yankees got on the board first with an RBI double from Gary Sanchez in the second inning. Sanchez would later score on a wild pitch.
  • But the Indians came back, thanks in large part to their power hitting. Jason Kipnis homered in the fourth, Mike Napoli in the sixth and Rajai Davis in the seventh. 
  • The Indians added insurance in the ninth when Kipnis hit an RBI single off Nick Goody.
  • Former Yankee Andrew Miller recorded the save with a scoreless ninth inning. 

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New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) throws against the Texas Rangers during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Anthony Gruppuso)
New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) throws against the Texas Rangers during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Anthony Gruppuso)

The Yankees and Indians continue their three-game series from Yankee Stadium on Saturday afternoon. 

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Indians Yankees
Rajai Davis, CF Brett Gardner, LF
Jason Kipnis, 2B Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Francisco Lindor, SS Mark Teixeira, 1B
Mike Napoli, DH Brian McCann, DH
Carlos Santana, 1B Starlin Castro, 2B
Jose Ramirez, 3B Didi Gregorius, SS
Brandon Guyer, LF Gary Sanchez, C
Abraham Almonte, RF Aaron Hicks, RF
Roberto Perez, C Ronald Torreyes, 3B

Who's Pitching for the Yankees: LHP CC Sabathia (6-8, 4.15 ERA) pitched 5 2/3 innings and gave up five runs against the Mets in his previous start. Was charged with five runs in a start on July 9 against Cleveland. Carries a 4-2 record and 3.55 ERA against his former team. 


Who's Pitching for the Indians: RHP Corey Kluber (10-8, 3.27 ERA) had a 2.55 ERA over five starts in July. In four consecutive starts he has pitched at least seven innings. Gave up just one run and five hits in a start against the Yankees on July 8 in Cleveland. 

Tags: CC Sabathia, Cleveland Indians

Starlin Castro (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
Starlin Castro (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

Starlin Castro hit a sac fly in the 10th inning off Seth Lugo to drive in Jacoby Ellsbury, and Dellin Betances escaped a 10th-inning jam to give the New York Yankees a 6-5 win over the New York Mets on Monday at Citi Field. >> Read more...

  • The Yankees loaded the bases off Lugo (0-1) with nobody out on a walk, a single and a bunt for a fielder's choice. Ben Gamel laid down a sacrifice bunt, but Lugo's throw to third base was a split second late. Two batters later, Castro hit a deep sac fly to right field to break a 5-5 tie.
  • Betances struck out Curtis Granderson with runners on second and third to end the game to record his first save since Oct. 1, 2015. James Loney led off the 10th inning with a double and advanced to third on a sac bunt. Betances hit Alejandro de Aza, who advanced to second on a groundout. Betances struck out Granderson on three pitches.
  • Adam Warren (1-0) pitched two scoreless innings of relief for the win.
  • Didi Gregorius tied the game with a two-out, two-run single in the top of the eighth inning off Addison Reed. The Yankees had runners on the corners with two outs, but a wild pitch allowed pinch runner Ronald Torreyes to advance to second and score on Gregorius' single.
  • Matt Reynolds hit a three-run home run off CC Sabathia in the sixth inning that turned a 3-2 deficit into a 5-3 Mets lead.
  • Brett Gardner broke a 1-1 tie with an RBI double in the fifth inning, then scored on Ellsbury's RBI single that gave the Yankees a 3-1 lead.
  • Michael Conforto made it 3-2 with an RBI double in the bottom of the fifth.
  • Sabathia allowed five runs, eight hits and three walks in 5 2/3 innings. 
  • Logan Verrett gave up three runs, four hits and three walks in five innings.
  • Wilmer Flores homered in the second inning to give the Mets an early 1-0 lead.
  • Ellsbury scored on a Verrett wild pitch that tied the game at 1 in the fourth inning.

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A new era may have begun in the Yankees organization, but the 2016 squad still needs to compete. They did just that, battling back to tie the score in the eighth inning, and taking the lead in the 10th inning with the eventual winning run.

Tags: Adam Warren, Addison Reed, Brett Gardner, CC Sabathia, Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius, Jacoby Ellsbury, Logan Verrett, Matt Reynolds, Michael Conforto, Ronald Torreyes, Seth Lugo, Starlin Castro, Wilmer Flores
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