Yankees LHP CC Sabathia allowed five runs in a span of two innings against the Blue Jays on Saturday afternoon in what was his shortest start of the season.
After pitching a scoreless first, Sabathia ran into trouble in the second when Randal Grichuk launched a solo home run to left center, putting the Blue Jays on the board. Sabathia then gave up a pair of RBI singles later in the inning to make it 3-0.
In the third, Grichuk went deep yet again and Kevin Pillar followed up with a solo blast of his own, putting an end to Sabathia's day.
In all, the veteran left-hander allowed five runs on seven hits, including three home runs, and was pulled after just 2 1/3 innings.
It marked the second time in three starts that Sabathia couldn't complete four innings. His inconsistencies follow a three-outing stretch in August during which he pitched six innings and turned in a quality start each time.
After 27 starts for the Yankees this season, Sabathia has a 3.80 ERA.