CC Sabathia recorded win number 100 as a member of the New York Yankees to lead the charge in the victory over the Oakland Athletics. 

  • New York Yankees: 8 (19-23)
  • Oakland Athletics: 3 (19-24)
  • American League, FINAL, Box Score
  • Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA

After being on the shelf with a groin injury these past two weeks, New York Yankees‘ starter CC Sabathia returned and proved that he is, in fact, still a difference maker on this team.

The big lefty tossed six innings of one-run ball along with eight strikeouts. The win was Sabathia’s 100th as a member of the New York Yankees and by having 106 victories with Cleveland, he joins Nolan Ryan and Greg Maddux to earn 100 victories or more with two different teams.

The A’s offense managed merely six hits with the main highlight being an RBI double by Coco Crisp but he also committed three errors in the center field.

The Yankees offense also did a great job in chasing Sonny Gray out of the game after just 3.1 innings of work.

Leading the offensive charge was Carlos Beltran, who recorded three doubles and three RBI. Ronald Torreyes also got in on the action with a three-run triple and Jacoby Ellsbury drove in two to lead New York to their first three-game winnings streak of 2016.

Injury Note:

So, apparently Alex Rodriguez is not returning to the Yankees in a timely manner.

According to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, the 40-year old designated hitter will be out of commission for the entirety of the weekend and could return as early as Tuesday.

The slugger that initially was slated to return on Saturday was batting .194 on the season but in the seven games prior to his hamstring injury, he owned a .304/.333/.826 slash line with three home runs and seven RBI.

What’s Next:

Game three of this four-game set in Oakland will take place on Saturday at 4:05 PM ET on the YES Network. Masahiro Tanaka will take the ball for New York while Sean Manaea will do the dirty work for the Athletics.

Last time out against the Chicago White Sox, Tanaka struggled with his splitter but was still able to keep his team in the game. In five innings of work, the righty surrendered four runs on eight hits while striking out seven but walked three hitters.

Manaea is fresh off his first major league win and is seeking to build on the amazing accomplishment. The rookie left-hander allowed one run in 6.2 innings of work but it wasn’t enough to bring his astronomical ERA down to planet Earth.

In his first four games in the show, he has surrendered four home runs and has given up 17 runs in his 19.1 total innings pitched.

NEXT: Short Leash On Starting Pitchers Is Justifiable


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