Sometimes, you just need your ace to pitch like an ace. A lot of aces didn’t around baseball today, but one who did was CC Sabathia. The Yankees starting pitching had the problem all week. The only time they got a win was when Andy Pettitte pitched so well on Thursday night. Well, Sabathia pitched seven shutout innings, and Jayson Nix led the offense with three hits, as the Yankees salvaged a game in Motown, beating the Tigers 7-0.
It began in the second when Vernon Wells walked to lead off the inning. Ichiro Suzuki erased him on a fielder’s choice but reached at first. Francisco Cervelli doubled to drive in Ichiro and Nix followed with his first homer of the year.The game stayed that way til the eighth. With one out, Travis Hafner singled and Vernon Wells followed with a double. Suzuki hit a sac fly and Cervelli followed with a single to add two big insurance runs.
In the ninth, Nix got his third hit of the day with a single and Brett Gardner followed with a single. Robinson Cano grounded out but Gardner advanced to second. Kevin Youkilis added two more runs with a single.
Yanks Go Yard Player of the Game: Sabathia
I’ll have a look at the Indians with Wahoo’s on First editor Lewie Pollis tomorrow morning.