New York Yankees No.1 starter CC Sabathia hasn't looked like the ace this year, till tonight. Sabathia has regained his ace form in which he threw 113 pitches over eight innings allowed three hits struck out 11 and walked two in the no-decision.
It was a pitchers' duel in the Bronx with Sabathia against Oakland's Jarrod Parker, who was impressive in his own right, but was out pitched by the Yankees' lefty. Parker allowed one run on five hits with six strikeouts and no walks.
The Yankees scored in the fourth when Nick Swisher would single and advance to third on Alex Rodriguez's single. Curtis Granderson would then hit a sacrifice fly to left field to plate Swisher for their only run of the game.
Sabathia was dominant hitting 96 mph on the gun with his fastball, got a lot of swings and misses and carried a no-hitter till Stephen Drew got a single in the sixth.CC shut down a very hot hitting Oakland squad with their only chance of the night came in the eighth when they loaded the bases with two singles and a hit-by-pitch. Sabathia would then get J.J. Reddick to fly out to left to end the threat.
Rafael Soriano blew his fourth game of the season and a win for Sabathia when he gave up a pinch hit home run by Brandon Moss.
David Robertson would throw a scoreless 10th for his second win of the season.
Derek Jeter singled in the sixth which extended his hitting streak to 15 games. Ichiro Suzuki continued his hot hitting going 2-for-3 and over the last 10 games is batting .435 (10-23) with five steals, four runs and one home run.
Tomorrow at Yankee Stadium in the 1:05 p.m. start New York's RHP Ivan Nova will take the mound against Oakland's LHP Travis Blackley
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