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CC Sabathia wiggles out of bases-loaded jam in eighth inning

Oct 12, 2012, 7:47 PM EDT

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CC Sabathia dominated the Orioles over the first seven innings tonight, but the Orioles had their chance in the top of the eighth. They failed to deliver the knockout punch.

Matt Wieters led off the eighth with a single and Manny Machado drew a walk before Mark Reynolds struck out swinging for the first out of the inning. Lew Ford, yes that Lew Ford, then drove Wieters home with a single into left field past a diving Derek Jeter.

Things got really interesting after Robert Andino hit a tapper back to Sabathia. Eric Chavez wasn’t covering third base, so Sabathia decided to make a throw to second base. However, Lew Ford beat the throw, which set up a bases-loaded situation. Sabathia managed to escape the jam by striking out Nate McLouth and getting J.J. Hardy to ground out to shortstop.

The Yankees are currently up in the bottom of the eighth and hold a 3-1 lead.

  1. jayscarpa - Oct 12, 2012 at 7:57 PM

    CC wiggling is a funny image

  2. proudlycanadian - Oct 12, 2012 at 8:01 PM

    A better fielder than Jeter would probably have prevented that Lew Ford hit. In any event, congratulations to CC and the Yankees.

    • dirtyharry1971 - Oct 12, 2012 at 8:41 PM

      and prouldy congrats on the 20th straight season of no bluegays baseball in the playoffs, thats quite a record they got going there, im impressed to say the least

  3. vallewho - Oct 12, 2012 at 8:01 PM

    CC M*ther*ucker!

  4. churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Oct 12, 2012 at 8:02 PM

    CC Sabathia:

    2-0, 1.53 ERA, 17 2/3 IP out of a possible 18, 3 ER, 17K/3BB

    So the next time an idiot Yankee fan says he’s not an ace, tell them to stfu.

  5. cdeangelus - Oct 12, 2012 at 8:12 PM

    CC Sabathia redeemed his playoff self today, for sure. Man, he was amazing.

  6. proudlycanadian - Oct 12, 2012 at 8:13 PM

    Arod had as many hits in the game as Chavez and Cano combined.

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