New York Yankees, CC Sabathia slip past St. Louis Cardinals

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Baseball season is underway as the two most storied clubs in the history of the sport, the St. Louis Cardinals and the New York Yankees take the field against each other for an exciting game.

"It'll be a little unusual". With Carlos Martinez set to face CC Sabathia in the pitching matchup, the over/under now sits at 8 runs, down from the original number of 8.5. "That's probably the thing that stands out as probably the thing that'll be a little awkward".

NY has a few key guys in their lineup as well. St. Louis entered the night with a majors-worst 7.86 bullpen ERA.

The Cubs loaded the bases with two outs in the ninth inning before Tony Watson got Ben Zobrist on a grounder for his third save.

The New York Yankees hardly hit a ball square against Carlos Martinez and the St. Louis Cardinals. The teams split six games in St. Louis during the 2005 and 2014 seasons.

Carlos Martinez, who is being counted on heavily by the Cardinals, appeared to have his arm in the game, but not his head as he was able to pile up the strikeouts. I can't trust the Cardinals for much of anything right now. "The nostalgia. The history".

"I made the pitches I wanted to", Clippard said.

Holliday's old team is off to a 3-6 start and is hitting.219. The Japanese right-hander allowed three runs, five hits and two walks and struck out five.

Royals 7, Angels 1: Danny Duffy pitched seven innings for Kansas City, and Mike Moustakas hit a two-run homer.

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"It is a good win". "We've played 10 games". Aaron Hicks homered from both sides of the plate while Luis Severino struck out 11 in seven innings in a 3-2 win.

On Sunday, Martinez was handed his first defeat in April when he allowed six runs and six hits in five-plus innings of an 8-0 loss to the Cincinnati Reds.

Adam Warren took over for Sabathia for 2/3 scoreless innings.

WHITE SOX 2, TWINS 1 Dylan Covey allowed one run on five hits while pitching into the sixth inning of his big league debut and Matt Davidson hit a solo home run in the seventh to lift Chicago to a victory over Minnesota.

Masahiro Tanaka (0-1) will start for NY on five days' rest. The tying run was at second base when Clippard got Grichuk to wave at a changeup out of the zone for the 27th out. Martinez later barehanded a comebacker and overthrow catcher Yadier Molina, trying to get Torreyes at the plate. Yankees: CC Sabathia (1-0, 1.64) has more walks (six) than strikeouts (five) through two starts but has allowed just two earned runs over two NY victories.

Chapman allowed a two-out walk to Randal Grichuk and a double to pinch-hitter Jose Martinez before Dexter Fowler - the closer's teammate on the World Series champion Cubs previous year - grounded to second to end it. Chapman got his third save.

"Obviously, I'm disappointed", Tanaka said through an interpreter Saturday. We will see, after their 6-1 win over the Nationals from being swept; if, they brought that momentum to the Bronx.

In 17 starts with more than four days' rest, Tanaka was 10-1 with a 2.54 ERA, as opposed to a 4-3 mark with a 3.71 ERA in 14 starts with normal rest. The Yankees are 1 for 30 with runners in scoring position over their last three games, all wins.

The Cardinals won seven-game series in 1926 and 1964 and prevailed in five games in 1942. Torreyes scored, Hicks landed on second, and Chris Carter gave the Yankees a 3-0 lead with a sharp single to left, ending Martinez's 118-pitch day.

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