TORONTO (AP) ― CC Sabathia ensured the New York Yankees didn’t have to wait another day for their next win.
Sa-bathia won his seventh straight start to become the first 14-game winner in the majors, Brett Gardner had three hits and the Yankees beat Toronto 4-1 on Saturday, ending the Blue Jays’ five-game winning streak. “To not win for a week, and that’s what it felt like because we hadn’t played for a few days, you need a win,” manager Joe Girardi said. “CC went out and got one for us.”
The Yankees got back in the win column after losing their first two games following the All-Star break. Their last victory was Sabathia’s most recent start, July 10 against Tampa, the day before the break.
“He’s great, he is every time,” Gardner said of Sabathia. “You guys keep asking me how he is and it seems like every time I tell you the same thing: He’s just dominant.”
Sabathia (14-4) allowed one run and three hits in eight innings. He walked three and struck out eight.
Derek Jeter got two hits and matched Al Kaline for 26th place on baseball’s career list. Jeter singled in the ninth for hit No. 3,007.
Gardner doubled in the second, hustled for a double and scored in the fourth, then stole second after reaching on a bunt single in the sixth.
Sabathia has struck out 59 and posted an ERA of 1.68 over his seven-start winning streak.
Orioles 6, Indians 5
Marlins 13, Cubs 3
Angels 4, A’s 2 Gm. 1
A’s 4, Angels 3 Gm. 2
Red Sox 9, Rays 5
White Sox 5, Tigers 0
Mets 11, Phillies 2
Twins 4, Royals 3
Astros 6, Pirates 4
Nationals 5, Braves 2
Cardinals 4, Reds 1
D-backs 3, Dodgers 2
Padres 11, Giants 3
Brewers 8, Rockies 7
Rangers 5, Mariners 1