Sabathia leads Yankees to 7-1 win over Royals 5


Yankees @ Royals
FINAL: Yankees 7, Royals 1
WIN: CC Sabathia (3-2, 4.93 ERA)
LOSS: Jason Hammel (1-6, 6.20 ERA)

The Yankees began a stretch where they have games over the next 20 days on Tuesday night, and their first stop was Kansas City against the struggling Royals. The Yankees needed to get CC Sabathia on track, and he did just that when his superb pitching performance led the Yankees to a 7-1 win at Kaufman Field in Kansas City, Missouri.

The Yankees got on the board in the third when Gary Sanchez hit a three-run home run. In the fourth, Chris Carter hit a two-run home run, in the seventh Jacoby Ellsbury hit a RBI single, and in the eighth, Matt Holliday hit into a RBI ground out.

Sabathia went 6.2 innings, giving up no runs on five hits while striking out four. Tyler Clippard pitched 1.1 scoreless innings and Jonathan Holder allowed a run in his inning of work.

What’s Next?

— The Yankees will face off against the Royals for a Wednesday night showdown. Michael Pineda wills tart for the Yankees and Jason Vargas will start for the Royals. First pitch is at 8:15 p.m. and the game will air on the YES Network.


5 thoughts on “Sabathia leads Yankees to 7-1 win over Royals

  • Jim

    Hopefully this quiets the CC is done talk for a while. I still think in the end he'll eat a lot of innings for us and have double digit wins. That is good enough for our 4 pitcher. If we do make the playoffs, I don't expect him to start in them. That ship has almost surely sailed but I think there is enough left in the tank to give us 180 innings.

    • enter42

      Unfortunately CC will have to hear the talk all season but he's a pros pro and understands what he's up against. While they need him to show up every 5 days, his value extends beyond that in the dugout and clubhouse. Bottom line is that this team will be better because of his presence even if he doesn't have a quality start in that left arm every 5 days.

  • Thomas

    Watching the game, the play that caused the removal of CC was a ground ball to Headley with runners on first and second and instead to running to third and forcing out the runner for the third out, he chose to make a very long throw to first. The runner was safe. I have seen him do this a few times and I don't understand it. The replay showed the ball hit to Headley's right, toward third base, the runner was not even half way down the base path so he could have out run him easily. Did anyone else see that?

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