Yankees Slam Their Way to CC’s First Win 4


CC Sabathia was on top of his game and so was the Yankees offense as they slugged five homers, including two from Russell Martin, en route to a 15-3 victory over the Orioles in Baltimore Saturday night.

Sabathia was in fine form as he held the Orioles to just two hits through the first six innings. In the 7th he ran into trouble and Adam Jones smacked a three-run home run off of him. He allowed three runs over eight innings with seven strikeouts and a walk in total. Buddy Carlyle came on in relief and pitch a shutout 9th inning.

Four of the first five Yankees hitters got hits to lead off the game giving them a 3-0 lead. They wouldn’t score again until the 6th inning when Martin slugged a three-run shot to make it 6-0. After Jones’ homer off Sabathia made it 6-3, the Yankees came right back with a seven-run 8th inning that saw homers from Jorge Posada, Marin, and a grand slam from Alex Rodriguez. Brett Gardner added a two-run home run in the 9th that made it 15-3.

The grand slam was the 22nd of A-Rod’s career putting him in sole possession of second place on the All-Time Grand Slams Leaders, just one behind Lou Gehrig for first all-time.

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4 thoughts on “Yankees Slam Their Way to CC’s First Win

  • Mike S.

    35 HR in 17 games.

    Maybe the best thing tonight was seeing Gardner double and HR. Hope it is the start of a hot streak.

    Something to consider: A-Rod's 6 RBI give him 1847. Personally, I was happy to see Bonds stall out at 1996. Only 3 men have 2000 or more RBI. Ruth, Aaron and Cap Anson. Anson's total is in dispute since records back then aren't accurate. But A-Rod's 2000th should NOT be overlooked given how rare 2000 RBI is. He should get it sometime in the middle of next year. It'll be one hell of an accomplishment.

    As for Martin…what a steal so far. Strange with Posada. 9 hits, .164 but six HR.

  • Mike S.

    For the record, Baseball reference has this: Aaron 2297, Ruth 2213 and Anson (1871-1897, records not accurate) 2075. Bonds had 1996 RBI, Gehrig 1995.

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