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CC's CG delivers death blow to O's

Sabathia goes the distance in Game 5 to break an unbreakable underdog

Updated: October 13, 2012, 2:00 PM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees needed to be saved, spared, carried, you name it. They needed to be extricated from the most stubborn of baseball's barnacles, the Baltimore Orioles, and from one last A-Rodian drama that threatened to take them all down.

CC Sabathia was the biggest man for this biggest burden. At 6-foot-7 and pushing 300 pounds, looking more like a defensive tackle than the ace of a big league staff, Sabathia stood tall as a division series that felt like a weeklong ...

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