July 8, 2007 |
Photos of a smiling Carsten Charles Sabathia adorn a cabinet door on his son's locker, mementos of the man who accidentally bought his kid a baseball glove for the wrong hand, turning him into a lefty. "Look at him," C.C. Sabathia says, pointing to a favorite shot of his dad, arms raised above his head and wearing a gray No. 52 Indians jersey as he soaked up a glorious day at Jacobs Field. "He was such a fan. He just loved it."
June 26, 2007 |
C.C. Sabathia's pager was inundated all day with text messages from trash-talking friends in California. They were telling him that he was going to lose again to the Oakland Athletics. He sent them a nasty reply. Sabathia joined Boston's Josh Beckett as the only 11-game winners in the major leagues and finally beat his hometown team again, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 5-2 victory over the A's on Monday night.
May 27, 2007 |
David Dellucci's tiebreaking, two-run homer in the eighth inning lifted the Cleveland Indians to a 6-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday. Victor Martinez also hit a two-run home run and C.C. Sabathia tied for the league lead with his seventh victory to help the Indians beat the Tigers for the second straight day, giving them a 1 1/2 -game lead in the Central Division. "We just want to keep winning and be there at the end," Sabathia said.
September 13, 2005 |
Dan Haren walked over to the stereo, skipped to a CD track of his liking, pushed play and smiled. Soon, there were heads bobbing in Oakland's clubhouse. Haren didn't mind playing DJ. Whatever the Athletics needed, he was more than willing to give them. Haren limited baseball's hottest team to four singles in 6 2/3 innings and pushed Oakland closer in the AL wild-card standings as the A's beat Cleveland, 2-0, Monday night, stopping the Indians' seven-game winning streak.
April 8, 2002 |
For C.C. Sabathia, having no-hit stuff for seven innings is nothing new. It was trying for an eighth inning that proved to be the challenge. Sabathia, who pitched 11 seven-inning no-hitters in high school, had his no-hit bid end Sunday when Randall Simon singled to lead off the eighth inning, and the Cleveland Indians went on to defeat the winless Detroit Tigers, 5-1, Sunday at Detroit. "I threw him a slider and he got it," Sabathia said.
September 29, 2001 |
Eric Milton didn't give up a hit until the sixth inning and thought he was outpitched. The Minnesota left-hander got the victory, though, when Cristian Guzman scored on a throwing error by pitcher Danys Baez in the eighth inning and the Twins beat the Cleveland Indians, 1-0, at Cleveland on Friday night. Indian starter C.C. Sabathia struck out 11 in seven scoreless innings, giving up four hits and four walks. "I think he pitched a better game than I did," Milton said.