Sabathia Notches 20th Win of Season as Yankees Blowout Orioles

Sabathia Notches 20th Win of Season as Yankees Blowout Orioles

Sabathia Notches 20th Win of Season as Yankees Blowout Orioles

Saturday’s game between the Yankees and the Orioles was a historic event for a number of Yankees.  In the 11-3 Yankee victory, starting pitcher C.C. Sabathia notched his twentieth win of the season.  It was the first time the former Cy Young Award winner has made it to the landmark after finishing with 19 wins in two previous seasons.

Sabathia left the game after the seventh inning, having given up seven hits and striking out four.  The Yankees spotted their ace a 2-0 lead before he ever stepped foot on the mound and never trailed in the game.

Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano raised his RBI total for the year to 101 with his two-run homer in the fifth inning, making him the third Yankee infielder this season to amass 100 or more RBI’s.  Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira surpassed that total earlier this season.  It marks the first time since the 2003 St. Louis Cardinals that a team has had three infielders drive in as many runs, and the first time in the American League since the Oakland A’s did it in 2001.

After a day or two of dealing with “Jeter the Cheater” catcalls in reference to his Oscar worthy performance on the hit by pitch that wasn’t against Tampa Bay, Derek Jeter reached a historic milestone of his own.  Jeter was hit in the ribs by Orioles starter Jeremy Guthrie on the first pitch of the game.  He later came around to score.  The run was number 100 on the season, marking the 13th time in 16 seasons that Jeter has scored 100 or more runs.


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