The format for when interleague baseball is played has changed, but the Yankees are hoping CC Sabathia's success in it will not. Sabathia remains one of baseball's winningest interleague pitchers as he gets ready to face the visiting Diamondbacks for the first time in nearly 11 years Wednesday night.
Sabathia (2-1, 2.25 ERA) is tied for fourth all-time with 22 interleague victories, and he's gone 10-2 with a 2.79 ERA in 15 such starts for the Yankees.
The left-hander's only outing against the Diamondbacks (8-5) came with the Indians on June 28, 2002, when he pitched 7 23 innings for an 8-2 victory.
Sabathia hasn't faced Paul Goldschmidt or A.J. Pollock, but he's got experience against some other Diamondbacks regulars. Former Yankees third baseman Eric Chavez is 3 for 20 against Sabathia, Cliff Pennington is 1 for 14 with six strikeouts and Martin Prado is 3 for 12.
The Yankees ace is in search of a third straight victory after allowing two runs over eight innings with nine strik...