CC Sabathia had something to prove to me. I’ve mentioned that before this start he was a $23MM #4 starter to me—that I would take Tanaka, Pineda and Kuroda over him.
Perhaps even Nova… knocking CC to #5. After all, CC was 15-15, 4.93 since 2012 going into tonight. He went 7, got help from a triple play, and improved to 2-2, 5.19. Dellin Betances mopped up with two scoreless innings.
The Yanks turned their third triple play since 1968 in the second, and funny enough, CC was the pitcher for all three.
The Yanks got one in the first on a McCann single, and three in the second, keyed by Roberts and Ellsbury triples and a Jeter single.
Later, Soriano (#410 career) and McCann hit back-to-back HR. In the 9th, Solarte went deep for his first MLB HR. (A-Rod who?)
The Yanks have won 5 in a row and 6 out of 7. (10-6)
Lots of offensive stars tonight.
Ellsbury 2 H, 2 rbi.
Jeter 2 h, rbi (3329 hits now).
Soriano 3 h, rbi. HR
McCann 2 h, 2 rbi. HR
Solarte 3 H, 1st MLB HR, 2 RBI
Roberts 3 H, 2 rbi, HR short of the cycle.