I think I've asked this at least three times this past week but can the Yankees play the Twins all the time? Please? Things didn't look great early. The Yankees couldn't get anything going against Minnesota's starter P.J. Walters and CC Sabathia gave up runs in the third and fifth innings - one on a Joe Mauer RBI double and the other on a Trevor Plouffe solo home run.
Sabathia, who lasted through the seventh, allowed two runs and struck out nine and threw a season high 121 pitches. He worked into and out of trouble a few times but limited the damage and picked up his 9th win of the season. It was also the 200th of his career.
The Yankees will go for the holiday sweep tomorrow. The holiday being the birthday of one George M. Steinbrenner. What holiday did you think I was talking about?