CC Sabathia, Yankees Clobber Angels in Game 4
Working on three days rest, CC Sabathia munched his way through the Los Angeles Angels lineup for eight innings, allowing just one run on five hits, and striking out five after 101 pitches to aid his New York Yankees in their 10-1 victory.
Alex Rodriguez continued his outstanding postseason play with his third longball in as many games, falling a triple short of the cycle in his 3-for-4 night. Scoring three runs, he called his stolen base "a little bit of a miracle" in a post-game interview with Tiny Ken Rosenthal, saying that this was the best he's felt all year.
Melky Cabrera also had a huge game for the Bombers, going 3-for-4 with a walk and 4 RBIs. Johnny Damon added a two-run bomb in the eighth off Matt Palmer, the fourth Angels reliever to take the hill after the Yankees' bats chased Scott Kazmir in the fifth.
Kendry Morales had the one lonely RBI for the Halos in the form of a solo shot in the fifth. Good job, buddy. And not that bad calls directly affected the outcome of this particular game, but I'm getting a wee bit tired of the incompentency being displayed by the umpires during this series and this season's playoffs in general. Anyone else?
The Yanks are one win away from a trip to the World Series, taking a 3-1 ALCS lead into Anaheim for Game 5 Thursday night at 7:57pm ET. John Lackey (1-1, 1.38 ERA) is set to pitch at home against fellow right-hander A.J. Burnett, who is 0-0 with a 2.19 postseason ERA.
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