What had a chance to be a special night for the New York Yankees' C.C. Sabathia last week instead turned into a disappointing performance.
A matchup against the Minnesota Twins could help lift his spirits.
Sabathia again goes for career victory No. 200 as he seeks a ninth win in a row over the Twins on Wednesday night at Target Field.
Sabathia (8-6, 4.15 ERA) carried a no-hitter and a three-run lead into the sixth inning Friday at Baltimore before coming undone in a 4-3 defeat. He allowed all four runs in seven innings, dropping to 1-4 with a 5.76 ERA in his last seven road starts.
"It was just everything from the night," he said. "Not being able to hold the lead, and then the ultimate of giving up the lead and giving up the game. It's frustrating. I try not to show my emotions too much, but it happens."
The left-hander has surrendered at least four runs in six of his last eight outings, a stretch during which he's gone 4-3 with a 5.15 ERA.