NEW YORK—CC Sabathia seemed like he’d never been away from the Yankees’ rotation, hurling six scoreless innings to lead his club to a 6-1 victory over the Blue Jays on Tuesday at Yankee Stadium.
Andruw Jones crushed a three-run homer off Brett Cecil in the second inning, supporting the big lefty’s return from the disabled list and powering New York’s eighth victory in its last 10 games.
Sabathia’s probably the most important player on the Yankees now, so it was nice to see him looking like vintage CC. He probably could have gone nine if he wasn’t coming off a long layoff, but there was no sense pushing it tonight. I’ll have to check the velocity numbers, but he seemed to have his best fastball of the year in this game.
Jones and Raul Ibanez appear to be making their case that the Yankees don’t need to get a LF. I am onboard with that.