CC Sabathia won his 200th career game to stretch his winning streak over Minnesota to nearly six years, and Robinson Cano hit a tying two-run double to spark the New York Yankees in a 3-2 victory over the Twins on Wednesday night.
Cano fueled the three-run sixth against Twins starter PJ Walters (2-5), who was pitching for his job. Trevor Plouffe homered against Sabathia (9-6), but the burly right-hander finished seven innings with seven hits and three walks while striking out nine.
Mariano Rivera pitched a scoreless ninth to notch his 28th save in 29 tries in his farewell season.
Sabathia is 11-0 with a 2.01 ERA in his last 12 starts against the Twins with a 2.01 ERA. Not quite as dominant as he's been in the past, Sabathia was still plenty overpowering for the Twins, who have lost nine of their last 12 games. He threw a season-high 121 pitches.
The Twins were on their way to beating Sabathia for the first time since July 29, 2007, the year he won the AL Cy Young award. Brian Do...