CC Sabathia is 16-2 against the rest of the American League this season, and has been virtually unhittable with an ERA of 2.11 Against the Boston Red Sox, though, Sabathia is 0-4 with a7.20 ERA.
Saturday, the Yankees ace had another nightmarish outing against Boston, surrendering seven runs in six innings as the Red Sox won, 10-4, moving back into a tie for first place in the American League East. The loss snapped an eight-game winning streak for the Yankees.
Jacoby Ellsbury struck the big blow, a three-run home run in a five-run fourth inning. Ellsbury drove in a career high six runs in the game.
Boston dropped the opener of this three-game series on Friday, 3-2. But the Red Sox got plenty of offensive production Saturday to snap the Yankees' eight-game winning streak, and beat their bitter rivals for the ninth time in 11 games this season.
went 4-for-4 and scored three times for Boston, which also pulled into a tie with the Yankees for the AL East lead heading into Sunday's series finale.
(10-8) gave the Red Sox six effective innings, allowing three runs on six hits and two walks.