Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/9/14
MINNEAPOLIS -- Despite the New York Yankees' position in the heart of a dramatic playoff race, they provided little in the way of drama on a sunny Wednesday afternoon. Battling Baltimore for the AL East crown, the Yankees blasted past the Minnesota Twins 8-2, assuring that they'll head to a four-game series in Toronto with, at worst, a 1 1/2-game lead on the Orioles. Ace CC Sabathia (14-6) struck out 10 in eight innings, and the Yankees broke the game open with a six-run third inning. "This is what he can do," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said of Sabathia, who had 11 strikeouts in his previous start. "He can string a bunch of good ones together. And if there's a time, now's the time. His last two outings have been really good." Sabathia has gone 10-0 in his last 11 regular-season and postseason appearances against the Twins. "Oh, it feels good, to have good outings," he said, after throwing89 of his 118 pitches for strikes. "We're in a race. We know it's going to be tough, ...
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