Thanks to some stellar pitching from CC Sabathia, the New York Yankees were able to defeat the Cardinals for their sixth consecutive victory.

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  • New York Yankees: 3 (7-4)
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The New York Yankees outlasted the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday afternoon to pull their winning streak to six straight ballgames.

Runs came at a premium for the Yankees against the Cardinals, scratching and clawing in order to get their runners across the plate in any way possible.

The Bombers scored their first run in the bottom of the first on a wild pitch from Carlos Martinez, who had trouble finding the strike zone during his outing in New York, surrendering a staggering eight walks.

The Yankees would add on two more runs in the sixth thanks to a fielder’s choice by Aaron Hicks followed with an RBI single by Chris Carter.

A stellar outing by CC Sabathia which included 7.1 innings of one run baseball was followed by yet another dominant showing by the Yankees bullpen.

Adam Warren took over for Sabathia with one out in the eighth and made the Cardinals hitters look foolish at the plate getting the two outs needed to get out of the inning.

Tyler Clippard would then enter the game in the ninth inning to get the save despite surrendering a solo home run and keep the Yankees hot streak rolling.

CC Keeps Rolling:

Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia looked as sharp as ever on the mound on Saturday, pitching 7.1 stellar innings and only surrendering one earned run.

Sabathia only allowed three hits and one run in his 7.1 innings of work against the Cardinals while striking out five batters and only walking one in the mean time.

This is the type of the performance the Yankees will looking for Sabathia to replicate as the season goes on to be a consistent member of the starting rotation.

This Day In Yankees History:

The New York Yankees open up the newly renovated Yankee Stadium with an 11-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins in front of a sold-out crowd of 52,613.

This was the first game played at Yankee Stadium in nearly three years due to renovations which forced the Yankees to play home games at Shea Stadium in 1974 and 1975.

What’s Next:

On Sunday night, the New York Yankees will go for the sweep of the St. Lous Cardinals in an Easter night matchup.

If the Yankees are able to pull it off they will have won seven straight games as well as their first six at home to begin the young season.

Taking the mound for the Yankees will be Michael Pineda, who will be looking to recreate his miraculous start last time around against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Pineda was perfect through 6.2 innings and ended his day with 11 strikeouts, putting on a display of utter dominance.

For the Cardinals, Adam Wainwright will take the mound who has struggled so far to begin his season. In his last start, Wainwright only recorded 12 outs while surrendering 11 hits.

First pitch is scheduled for 8:05 p.m. ET on ESPN and can be caught on the radio at WFAN 660/101.9 FM.

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