(NEW YORK) — New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia went all nine, as the Yankees (41-25) bumped the Atlanta Braves (35-32) 6-2, for their tenth straight win.
The last time the Yankees won 10 in a row was in May 2005.
“I just think we’ve been playing great defense, getting timely hits,” Sabathia said when talking about the win streak. “The pitching has been good…the bullpen has been awesome. We’re starting to put everything together. It feels good to win 10 in a row.”
Sabathia struck out 10 batters while only walking one in his first complete Game of the season.
“He wasn’t taking me out tonight,” Sabathia said of manager Joe Girardi. “I felt pretty good. I felt like my pitch count was down, so I felt like I had a good chance of going back out there.”
If the Yankees win Tuesday, it will be only the second time since 1965 the organization has won 11 straight.
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Lois M. Collins, Deseret News