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CC Sabathia strikes out 10 in complete game win over Mariners

Aug 3, 2012, 11:14 PM EDT

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CC Sabathia and Russell Martin were paired together tonight for just the third time this season and the first time since April 11. We’ll likely see them work together more often the rest of the way.

Sabathia allowed three runs on three hits and a walk in a complete game 6-3 victory over the Mariners tonight at Yankee Stadium. The southpaw struck out notched 10 strikeouts. The loss snapped a seven-game winning streak for the Mariners.

Sabathia actually held the Mariners to just one run until giving up a two-run homer to Dustin Ackley in the top of the ninth. Yankees manager Joe Girardi then came out to the mound to take his temperature, but the big southpaw stayed in the game and recorded the final three outs to finish off his second complete game of the season and the 35th of his career.

Curtis Granderson, Robinson Cano and Raul Ibanez all had RBI singles in the victory while Eric Chavez added a two-run homer which just made it over the outstretched glove of Eric Thames in right field. Chavez, who is filling in for the injured Alex Rodriguez at third base, now has double-digit homers for the first time since 2007. The 34-year-old actually left the game for precautionary reasons after tweaking his ankle during an at-bat in the eighth inning, but Bryan Hoch of reports that it’s not believed to be serious.

Sabathia improved to 11-3 with the victory and now holds a 3.53 ERA and 133/34 K/BB ratio over 135 innings this season.

  1. thatyankeedude - Aug 3, 2012 at 11:38 PM

    CC is a beast!

  2. yankeesjetsknicksrangers - Aug 3, 2012 at 11:51 PM

    CC looked really sharp tonight with all his stuff, great to see that from the big man. Yankees win and Red Sox blow a 5-1 lead to lose 6-5 in extras and creep back under .500, I wish Dennis and Callahan were on tomorrow.

    • pisano - Aug 4, 2012 at 12:18 AM

      The Red Sox are a non entity, the best they can hope for is to stay out of the cellar.

  3. randygnyc - Aug 4, 2012 at 12:02 AM


  4. whodeytn - Aug 4, 2012 at 12:20 AM

    Meanwhile, the best team in baseball won 3-0 against the second place Pirates and not a peep..

    • bigharold - Aug 4, 2012 at 12:25 AM

      Don’t confuse the best record with the “best team”.

    • damnyankee13 - Aug 4, 2012 at 6:09 AM

      tell that to nbc sports, not yankee fans, troll

    • uyf1950 - Aug 4, 2012 at 7:13 AM

      whodeytn – I don’t think the Reds qualify as the best team in baseball. When you consider of their 65 wins so far this season 29 of them have come from the likes of Rockies, Astros, Brewers, Mets and Padres. I believe all with not only losing records by substantial losing records. Even in their own league the National are a better team, in my opinion. And yes I do think the Yankees are a better team then the Reds considering the level of competition the Yankees face versus the level of competition the Reds face overall.

  5. whodeytn - Aug 4, 2012 at 12:37 AM

    Don’t confuse the best record with the “best team”.

    So who is the best team? The Yankees?

    • surefooted1 - Aug 4, 2012 at 8:11 AM

      Let’s just go with better than the Reds instesd of “best”. That list includes the Nationals, Rangers and Yankees.

      • keithbangedyermom - Aug 4, 2012 at 9:04 AM

        The Yankees are not the best team in baseball. Definitely a playoff team that could win it all, but I wouldn’t say best. In fact, I’m not sure any team stands out as the “best” this year.

    • bigharold - Aug 4, 2012 at 6:21 PM

      “So who is the best team? The Yankees?”

      As a Yankee fan it might be expected that I say yes. But, in fact when the Yankees had the best record I wouldn’t be foolish enough to say that then either. Two thirds of the way through the season, in the midst of the pennant race it’s far too early to make that call.

  6. mudhead123 - Aug 4, 2012 at 3:11 AM

    Of course

  7. southofheaven81 - Aug 4, 2012 at 9:51 AM

    What’s up with that whole “C.C.not working with Martin” thing?

    • surefooted1 - Aug 4, 2012 at 10:12 AM

      It’s just how it has ended up working out. Last year CC mainly worked with Cervelli.

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