It just wasn’t CC’s night.
Sabathia had a rough time, allowing six runs and ten hits and three walks in 5.2 IP, while the Yanks’ offense was slowed down as the Yanks’ winning streak ended at seven, losing 8-4.
Al Aceves was good, helping to keep the Yanks in it until the ninth. Cano and Swish singled to start the ninth, the Yanks could not create a comeback.
The top of the order did not produce tonight, going 1-15. The Yanks were hitless with RISP–0-6, stranding five.
Robinson Cano went 3-3 with a double, raising his batting average to .307. Hideki Matsui was hot tonight, going 2-3 with a double and three RBI on a two-run homer.
Toronto enters The Bronx for four games starting tomorrow at 1:05.
Burnett (6-4, 3.93 ERA) faces Tallet (5-5, 4.47 ERA).
The Yanks stand three behind Boston in second, two ahead of third-place Tampa and four ahead of fourth-place Toronto in the AL East.