CC Sabathia gave up a solo homer to former teammate Grady Sizemore. (Tony Dejak/AP)
By Bryan Hoch / MLB.com
In his first start in Cleveland since joining the Yankees, CC Sabathia didn't allow a hit until the fifth inning, and the Yankees gave him plenty of support, with Jorge Posada and Nick Swisher hitting home runs. Sabathia ended up giving up three runs in seven innings, earning the victory.
BATTING 2B: Francisco, B (11, Veras). HR: Sizemore, G (9, 6th inning off Sabathia, 0 on, 0 out), Choo (7, 9th inning off Veras, 0 on, 0 out). TB: Garko; Carroll; DeRosa; Francisco, B 2; Choo 5; Sizemore, G 4. RBI: Garko (23), Carroll (2), Sizemore, G (31), Choo (30), Francisco, B (20). 2-out RBI: Carroll. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cabrera, A 3. GIDP: DeRosa, Choo. Team RISP: 3-for-9. Team LOB: 5.
FIELDING E: Garko (2, throw), Choo (4, fielding). Outfield assists: Francisco, B (Rodriguez, Al at 3rd base).