Sabathia struggles again as Orioles beat Yankees 11-2
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) CC Sabathia struggled for the second straight start, and the former ace's spot in the New York Yankees' rotation is in doubt following an 11-2 loss to the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night.
Manny Machado had an RBI double and Mark Trumbo hit a three-run homer in the first off the 35-year-old left-hander, who allowed seven runs - four earned - and six hits in 3 2-3 innings. His ERA rose to 7.36.
Baltimore scored three unearned runs in the fourth, including Machado's two-out, two-run single that ended Sabathia's night after 63 pitches. Trumbo got his fourth RBI with a run-scoring single off Andrew Miller.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi said before the game that ''there's six pegs and only five holes'' for the rotation. Ivan Nova is in the mix to start if Sabathia is dropped.
Machado drove in his fourth run on a sixth-inning single.