Yankees LHP CC Sabathia struck out 12 batters against the White Sox on Wednesday night, marking the first time that a 38-year-old pitcher has struck out at least that many batters since Randy Johnson achieved the feat in 2008.
Sabathia only allowed one run, but his pitch count caught up to him as he was unable to complete six innings. He allowed four hits and walked three batters while throwing 103 pitches in 5 2/3 innings.
Jose Abreu drove in Omar Narvaez with a sacrifice fly in the third inning and Sabathia never allowed another run from that point forward.
Sabathia struck out at least one batter every single inning he pitched and struck out the side in the fourth inning. He struck out the first two batters he faced in the sixth inning before allowing a double to Ryan LaMarre, which ended his night.
After 21 starts, Sabathia lowered his ERA to 3.49 on the season.