NEW YORK—Alex Rodriguez belted his 595th career home run to lift CC Sabathia and the Yankees to a 4-2 victory over the Mariners on Thursday at Yankee Stadium.
Rodriguez connected for a two-run homer off David Aardsma in the eighth inning, helping out Sabathia, who had pitched scoreless ball into the eighth, when the Mariners tied the game on Russell Branyan’s two-out, two-run single.
Sabathia improved to 11-0 in his last 15 starts at Yankee Stadium dating back to July 18, 2009, helping the Yankees snap their two-game losing skid and avoid a sweep by Seattle. The lefty allowed five hits, walking two and striking out four as he notched a victory in his sixth straight start.
Any time you can take one out of three at home against the mighty Mariners, you have to be pleased. Luckily, they won’t face Seattle again for another whopping seven days.