The New York Yankees posted a victory in the first game of their series with the Chicago White Sox by the score of 3-2. CC Sabathia posted his Major League leading 16th victory en route to leading the Yankees to their fourth straight win, and 65th victory of the season.

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Recap

  IP H R ER K BB
Sabathia 8 10 2 2 6 0
Peavy 7 8 3 3 4 1

The Yankees jumped on Jake Peavy early, but could not do much after that. After a quick two, they strugged to do much of anything, and ended up only getting one more run over the last six innings he pitched. In fact, he retired the final eight Yankees he faced. However, when Robinson Cano grounded into a double play in the third to score Curtis Granderson, I truly did not think that would end up being the game-winning at-bat.

CC Sabathia was not his usual dominant self tonight, as he allowed ten hits and a two-run homer to Alexei Ramirez. However, he navigated his way through key spots, stranding five runners on base and starting two double plays. Mariano Rivera came in to seal the deal and earn his 28th save of the season.

Stats and Happenings

38: Since he entered the Majors in 2001, CC Sabathia has now won 38 games in August – by far the most in that month (Stats Inc.).

10: This was CC’s 10th straight start with at least seven innings pitched.

0/4: Adam Dunn went 0 for 4 with three strikeouts, and was booed after literally every one of them. It was a sad sight to see.

What’s Next?

The Yanks have another 8:10 game against the White Sox. See you then.

8:10, YES. Phil Hughes (1-3, 8.24 ERA) vs. John Danks (4-8, 3.79 ERA)