CC lifts spirits with gem in the Bronx

New York Yankees' ace hits back at Mariners with jewel of his own

Updated: July 2, 2010, 10:08 AM ET
By Kieran Darcy | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- On Tuesday and Wednesday nights, the New York Yankees were stifled by a pair of aces.

On Thursday afternoon, the Yanks' own ace returned the favor.

CC Sabathia pitched eight strong innings, relinquishing just two runs (one earned) on five hits, as the Yankees salvaged the final game of their three-game series with Seattle, beating the Mariners, 4-2.

Sabathia was even better than those numbers indicate. Through seven innings, he allowed only a ...

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