The Yanks got a little bit of payback for getting swept up in Boston last weekend by sweeping Boston in three games at the Stadium this week, but with Baltimore’s win over Toronto, were officially eliminated from postseason activity.
CC Sabathia was great in the Yankees’ 5-1 win. It’s the last time the Yanks will have to face the retiring David “Big Papi” Ortiz.
CC’s win was #223 of his career.
The Yanks are now 83-76.
The Yanks got a run in the first when Jacoby Ellsbury walked, stole second, and scored on a Starlin Castro double.
Boston tied it in the fourth on a HR by Xander Bogaerts.
In the fifth, Aaron Hicks bunted for a hit and was doubled home by Ellsbury.
In the sixth, Castro singled, Headley walked and McCann singled to load the bases with one out. After a fly out by Hicks that failed to bring in a run, Tyler Austin walked to force in a run and another scored on a WP.
McCann walked and scored on a double by Hicks in the eighth.
It was a rough night for Gary Sanchez, who went 0 for 5 with four strikeouts.
Sabathia (w, 9-12, 3.91) 7 1/3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 2 walks, 8 K.
Clippard (H, 25) 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 1 K. 3.63 (AZ/NYY)
Bleier 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks 1 K. 2.14.
One-time Yankees prospect Jesus Montero, who hasn’t lived up to his billing after the Yanks traded him for Michael Pineda a few years back, and who had some run-ins with his own team’s personnel, was suspended 50 games for testing positive for a banned stimulant.