CC Sabathia’s five-game winning streak came to an end tonight, partially because Sabathia wasn’t particularly sharp and partially because the Yankees lineup couldn’t handle Orioles starter Wei-Yin Chen. The 5-2 loss was Sabathia’s first loss of the season. Although he occasionally limited the damage and pitched out of trouble, Sabathia allowed four runs through six innings. When Chen made his big league debut back in April, he took a no-decision and the Yankees got their second win of the year. The Orioles haven’t lost one of Chen’s starts since. He pitched seven innings tonight and didn’t allow a run until Curtis Granderson got a two-run homer just over the wall with two outs in the seventh. Chris Stewart allowed two passed balls in the game, the second of which led to an Orioles insurance run.
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