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6:02 p.m.: There was some news to come out of Sunday’s pregame media availability. First, Andrew Bailey will indeed have shoulder surgery, meaning his season is over. Bailey, who was placed on the disabled list Friday, previously stated that surgery was an option, and he has now officially decided to go down that route. Bailey will likely be out until the second half of the 2014 season, as the surgery will require a 12-month recovery period. Clay Buchholz, meanwhile, will visit Dr. James Andrews on Monday. That’s a scary thought, as visits to Andrews often end with bad news. Manager John Farrell said that Buchholz’s visit is mostly about “verification and clarification to get some peace of mind,” though. Farrell also announced that Brandon Workman will start Monday’s series opener against the Rays. Jon Lester will take the ball Tuesday. 5:30 p.m.: Take a look at Sunday’s lineups below. Red Sox (59-40) Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Shane Victorino, RF Dustin Pedroia, 2B David Ortiz, DH Mike ...

CC Sabathia on woes: 'I suck'

After giving up seven runs in five innings in his start against the Red Sox, Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia did not mince words when discussing his recent struggles.

CC Sabathia Shelled Again As Yankees Drop Series to Boston

Maybe this is just who CC Sabathia is now. A pitcher with a low 90s fastball, good for quality starts (6 IP, 3 ERs) with a smattering of gems and stinkers thrown in. After another off game, this time giving up 7 ER, it's beginning to look like that's the case. Sabathia's ERA is above 4.00 and steadily rising, and his fastball average is barely above 90 mph and he has...

Sabathia is his own toughest critic

C.C. Sabathia said it so somebody else didn't have to. " I suck. " Well, there was more to it than that. The Yankees pitcher on Sunday gave up seven runs on nine hits in five innings in an 8-7, 11-inning loss to the Boston Red Sox. Afterward, according to the New York Daily News , he just let it all out. "I wish I had an excuse or something," Sabathia lamented...

Preview: Yankees @ Red Sox (7/21/13)

CC Sabathia (9-8, 4.07 ERA) is in charge of the rubber match against the Sox tonight as he goes up against Ryan Dempster (5-8, 4.24 ERA). Sabathia is trying to rebound from what he called a “terrible” first half. He’s trying to fix an arm slot issue from his last start. He’s 1-1 against Boston this year, including beating them with 7 1/3 innings of one run ball back on May...

MLB Morning Lineup: July 21st, 2013

This is a quick preview of scheduled MLB games for Sunday July 21st, 2013. Games – 15 AL Games – 7 NL Games – 7 IL Games – 1 American League Games (7): Tampa Bay Rays (57-41) @ Toronto Blue Jays (45-51) – 1:07 pm The impressive Chris Archer (4-3, 2.2.96) will take the mound for Tampa Bay in an attempt to sweep R.A. Dickey (8-10, 4.69) and the Blue Jays. This has the potential...

CC Sabathia: ‘I Suck, it’s embarrassing’

CC Sabathia has not been an ace for the New York Yankees this season. He has three losses, one win and one no-decision in his past five starts. Sabathia’s ERA has climbed to 4.37, and his start against the Boston Red Sox on Sunday night was one of his worst of the season. Sabathia went [...]

Four Real? Red Sox vs Yankees 7-21-13

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) Jan-Christian Sorensen Contributing Writer 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...

Sox continue winning ways, concerns remain

Sometimes, when the Red Sox aren’t doing well, I start swearing at the TV. And when I start swearing at the TV, my wife will leave our comfy couch and go read in the other room. Anyone who watched the early portions of Sunday’s marathon win against the Yankees can guess it didn’t take her long to uproot herself from our living room to head into the other room. By the...

Yankees Game 98: Napoli walks off in extras

CC Sabathia struggled to start the second half, allowing seven runs in five innings. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images) New York Yankees 7 — Boston Red Sox 8 (11 innings)   Mike Napoli’s second home run of the night is a walk-off in tonight’s 8-7 loss to the Boston Red Sox in 11 innings. Early in the game, the Yankees looked to catch the Red Sox slacking defensively....

Game 100: Yankees at Red Sox - Rubber game big for Boston

Ben Whitehead Contributing Writer What has been an incredible season up to this point may boil down to what happens tonight. Fenway Park is the site once again of a crucial game between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees. The Red Sox are owners of the best record in the American League at 59-40, but a series loss to the Yankees (52-45) could be devastating to a team trying...

D-backs return home to take on struggling Cubs

The Cubs are in the headlines again in late July, but for them, that only means that they have salable commodities available to contending teams at the trade deadline. Last season it was right-hander Ryan Dempster, who vetoed a trade to Atlanta and was sent to Texas as a two-month stretch rental. This year the hot item is right-hander Matt Garza, and the Rangers again are among...

Yankees game 98 lineup: 7/21/13

The Yankees close out a three game series with the Red Sox tonight from Fenway Park in Boston. After splitting the first two games, CC Sabathia takes the mound on his birthday with hopes of delivering a series win for New York. Coming into tonight, the Yankees are six games behind the Sox in the AL East. Jon Lester was originally scheduled to start but was scratched due to “normal...

Sunday Red Sox Delight - 7/21

After falling yesterday, the Boston Red Sox look to take the three-game set tonight in the Trojan rubber game against the New York Yankees at historic Fenway Park. First pitch is scheduled for 8:05 p.m. The game will be broadcast nationally on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball. You can also catch the game online at WatchESPN where available. And if you can't catch the game on television...
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