It was not Yankee starter CC Sabathia's night on
Sunday. The big lefty turned 33 but gave up
seven ER in six-plus innings. (Getty Images)
There's no doubt Yankees starter CC Sabathia was disappointed when it was Mike Napoli who burst out the top of his birthday cake last night at Fenway Park.
Napoli turned on a fastball by Sabathia — who was celebrating his 33rd birthday on Sunday — and drove it over the Monster in the third inning to give the Sox a 4-3 advantage. And while Sabathia was long gone by the time the eleventh rolled around, it was Napoli who eventually won the see-saw battle with a mighty blast to dead center for the 8-7 victory.
Napoli's homer in the third was his 12th of the year, and the 22nd long ball Sabathia has surrendered this season, which tied the big lefty’s career high. Only two innings later Sabathia set a new mark when he served up his 23rd of the year on a solo bomb to deep left by Jonny Gomes.
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