Game 38 : Just when the club needed it most in this young season, Carsten Charles Sabathia, the pride of Vallejo, California reclaimed the role of stopper. After four straight losses the Yankees needed to stem the tide, especially after last night’s 12-1 beatdown. Sabathia answered the call and then some in New York’s 5-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals.
The Big Man scattered six hits over seven full innings, sticking out 5 and allowing only one earned run. After an 0-5 start to the season, Sabathia improved to 2-5 and completing back-to-back 7 inning outings, giving the overtaxed bullpen a good measure of relief.
Here’s the game wrap, box score and video highlights.
Yankees 5, Royals 1
FOOTNOTES : By virtue of their 5-run outburst, the Yankees avoided being kept to two runs or less for four straight games for the first time since July 1991! (h/t: Jeffery Flanagan / @FlannyMLB)