Found May 03, 2013 on
New York Yankees
A.J. Griffin pitched six-hit ball into the eighth inning Friday night and Adam Rosales homered on CC Sabathia's first pitch, leading the Oakland Athletics to a 2-0 victory over the New York Yankees.
Derek Norris hit an RBI single in the sixth inning to help Oakland open its 10-game road trip with its fourth win in five games.
Griffin (3-2) serenaded his teammates in the visiting clubhouse with guitar and song in English, Spanish and French before preparing for his sixth start of the season. Coming off two losses in which he allowed 11 earned runs and 13 hits in 11 innings, Griffin was smooth on the mound, too.
The Yankees had two runners on base only once, in the third inning, and Griffin needed only nine pitches in the each of the fourth through sixth innings. He struck out four, walked one and was removed for Sean Doolittle after Gardner's bunt single to start the eighth.
Grant Balfour got the final out for his fourth save this season and 22nd in a row since blowing on...
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You may not know if if you were born after 1958, but the Dodgers and Yankees used to have one of the biggest rivalries in Major League Baseball.
The rivalry still stands, even if the teams rarely play each other anymore, so it’s so perplexing why CC Sabathia would think it’s a good idea to wear a Dodgers hat to Game 7 of the Bulls-Nets playoff series — even if it is a Brooklyn...
CC gave up just two in his third loss of the season.
Oakland Athletics 2 – New York Yankees 0
Shortstop Adam Rosales didn’t hesitate with CC Sabathia. On the very first pitch of the game, Rosales took Sabathia deep to put the A’s ahead by one before fans could even get settled in. After this, CC would hold the A’s off the scoreboard until the sixth inning.
A leadoff walk...
After his winningest April, CC Sabathia will try to give another boost to the injury-plagued New York Yankees with a victorious start to May.
A matchup with the Oakland Athletics might help him do just that.
The left-hander will try to add to his recent success against the A's while helping the Yankees improve to 7-1 on their homestand Friday night.
Sabathia (4-2, 3.35 ERA...
The Yankees welcome the Oakland A’s into town tonight to begin a three-game weekend set. So far, New York has gone 6-1 on their current 10 game homestand, and look to CC Sabathia this evening to continue the winning trend. Going for Oakland will be righty A.J. Griffin. The Yankees also welcome in some new faces to the clubhouse; infielder Chris Nelson was acquired from the Rockies...
Following the A’s 2-0 shutout of the New York Yankees Friday evening, the A’s had no shortage of news regarding the status of their roster Saturday morning.
Before we get to that though, A.J. Griffin was masterful in his seven innings of work. He allowed six hits and walked just one batter. Griffin struck out four batters. Sean Doolittle pitched an inning and two-thirds of shutout...