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Sanchez walk-off HR caps Yankees' comeback, sweep of Twins

The Yankees entered Thursdays game looking for a four-game sweep of the Twins and their sixth straight win overall.  It was Jordan Montgomery taking the bump against Kyle Gibson for a matinee in the Bronx. Gibson pitched great as he took a no hitter into the sixth inning, completely shutting down the Yankee bats.  The Yankees never gave up though, as they rallied back from down 3-1 in the ninth, when Gary Sanchez hit a three-run walk-off home run, giving the Yankees the win. 

C.C. Sabathia expected to go on the DL with a left hamstring strain

During the fourth inning of last night’s game, Sabathia grabbed his hamstring after a pitch to Martin Maldonado. He left the game after that inning, and it was later revealed that he suffered a hamstring strain and will most likely go on the 10-day DL.

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First off, this is a tragic loss. C.C. has been the Yankees best starter for the past month, pitching to a 0.99 ERA in his last six starts including last night’s game. Overall on the season, he’s 7-2 with a 3.46 ERA. His success this year is a big reason why the Yankees are in first place, so this injury is a big blow to the team. Get well soon, C.C.

If/when Sabathia is placed on the DL, the Yankees will need a starter to replace him. They have a few options for this. They could just leave Chad Green in the rotation, and roll with what they have now with Tanaka-Pineda-Severino-Montgomery-Green. They could also use one of their starters down in AAA, such as Domingo German or Luis Cessa. I wouldn’t expect Chance Adams to get the call unless the strain is very severe, and Sabathia will miss extended time. 

Article by: Alex Weir
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