It is hard to imagine a person can pitch better than New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia has in his last three starts. Tuesday, Sabathia fired seven shutout innings as the Yankees routed the Cleveland Indians, 9-2. Sabathia (12-4) struck out 11 in seven innings, walked two and allowed just five hits.
In his last three starts Sabathia has pitched 22.2 innings, allowed one earned run, struck out 33 and allowed only 18 hits. He has now also won his last five starts.
As for how good he has been of late, Sabathia told reporters after the game that he was even better during his brief stay in Milwaukee in 2008.
The Yankees offered Sabathia plenty of support, pounding out 17 hits. Derek Jeter went 2-for-6 and now has 2,996 career hits as he tries to become the first player to amass 3,000 hits as a Yankee.
Curtis Granderson hit two home runs knocked in three runs and scored three times for the Yankees.
The Yankees broke the game open with a five-run second inning.singled and and walked to load the bases with one out. plated a run when he grounded into a fielder's choice. Jeter followed with his second hit of the game, a two-run double to left-center field. Granderson stepped to the plate and hit a two-run homer inside the right-field foul pole to make it a 5-0 game.
Granderson added a solo shot to right in the fourth for a 6-0 margin.
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|New York Yankees||0||5||0||1||0||0||0||3||0||9||17||0|
|WP: CC Sabathia (12 - 4)
LP: Carlos Carrasco (8 - 5)