CC Sabathia gave up 2 HR, and Anthony Swarzak coughed up another one, and that was enough for Cleveland to beat the Yankees 5-2 Saturday afternoon to drop the Yanks back to .500 at 55-55.
Meanwhile, Alex Rodriguez has a press conference scheduled for 11 a.m. Sunday morning. No word yet as to whether it’s a retirement announcement, if the Yanks are releasing him, or what. Nothing would surprise me.
The Yanks scored two in the second on an RBI double by Gary Sanchez and on a wild pitch. So far, Sanchez has been playing well, offensively and defensively. But that was the only runs they’d get.
CC gave up a solo HR to Jason Kipnis in the fourth, an RBI single to tie the game in the fifth, and a HR to Mike Napoli in the sixth.
Rajai Davis homered off Swarzak in the seventh, and Nick Goody gave up a run in the ninth.
Sabathia (L, 6-9, 4.18) 5 2/3 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 4 walks, 5 K. 2 HR given up. 220 career wins
Swarzak 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 1 K. 5.40. Gave up 1 HR.
Shreve 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 2 K. 4.07
Goody 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 walks, 0 K. 4.33
Betances 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 2 K. 2.42.