Sabathia struggles in Yankees' 3-0 loss to Phillies

Updated Mar. 4, 2020 2:18 p.m. EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) CC Sabathia didn't make it out of the second inning in his second spring training start, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Yankees 3-0 Sunday.

The 35-year-old lefty, coming off two hitless innings Tuesday against Miami, gave up three runs and five hits in 1 2-3 innings. He struck out one, walked one, hit a batter, threw a wild pitch and committed a fielding error.

Sabathia was 6-10 with a 4.73 ERA last year, when he was slowed by his surgically repaired right knee. After returning from the disabled list and using a tighter brace, he went 2-1 with a 2.17 ERA in his last five starts.

Ryan Howard went 1 for 3 with an RBI double off Sabathia in the first. The slugger is 2 for 18 overall.


Adam Morgan, bidding for a rotation spot, allowed one hit over four impressive innings against a regular Yankees lineup that was missing only Alex Rodriguez and Brett Gardner.