1:05 PM ET, June 30, 2011
Yankee Stadium, New York, New York
NEW YORK -- CC Sabathia got caught a little bit by surprise.He was out on the field at Yankee Stadium when it hit him: He was about to face his friends. And that was a big deal.
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This was only the second time in 12 years the Yankees had three steals in the first inning off a left-hander, according to STATS LLC. The other was on Sept. 25, 2009, against Boston's Jon Lester. ... Before the bottom of the fourth, the Yankees played the version of "Wild Thing" from the movie "Major League" and showed on the video screen Brewers broadcaster Bob Uecker, who played fictional commentator Harry Doyle in the 1989 movie. ... Weeks struck out his first three times up. Fielder also fanned three times. ... Former Yankees OF Bernie Williams announced the attendance of 46,903 in the press box. ... Sabathia also had 13 strikeouts Sept 14, 2007, with Cleveland. ... The Yankees hadn't won five in a row since Aug. 28-Sept 4 last season.
Regular Season Series
|1st||R Cano doubled to left, B Gardner and N Swisher scored.||0||2|
|3rd||M Teixeira homered to left (409 feet).||0||3|
|3rd||F Cervelli singled to shallow right, R Cano scored, A Jones to second.||0||4|
|8th||F Cervelli singled to center, C Dickerson scored.||0||5|
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|Stadium||Yankee Stadium, New York, NY|
|Attendance||46,903 (95.3% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||78 degrees, partly cloudy|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Adrian Johnson, First Base - Al Porter, Second Base - Fieldin Culbreth, Third Base - Gary Cederstrom|
NEXT LEVEL: Sabathia's 13 swinging strikeouts are the most this season. Tim Lincecum, Tommy Hanson and Edwin Jackson each had starts with 12 such strikeouts this season.[+]
Mark Teixeira: 5th player in major league history to hit 300 HR within his first 9 seasons. The 4 other players are Albert Pujols (366), Ralph Kiner (351), Eddie Mathews (338), Adam Dunn (316), and Mark Teixeira (300).[+]
Sabathia matched his career-high with 13 strikeouts Thursday and ALL of them were on a swinging strike three. That is the most swinging strikeouts in a game since Bud Norris had 13 last Aug. 14. Brewers hitters were 1-11 (.091) with seven strikeouts in at-bats ending on a CC slider. The 11 outs generated by the slider (DP grounder) are Sabathia's most in a game in the past two-plus seasons. Over his past four starts, Sabathia is holding the opposition to an .086 average (3-35) with 19 strikeouts against his slider.
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