CC Sabathia (8-4), 3.28 ERA makes his second career start at Wrigley Field Sunday night.
He’s (1-2), 5.76 ERA in four starts against the Cubs. Overall, however, he’s (17-7), 3.57 ERA in 38 career interleague starts, including (8-1), 2.78 ERA over his last 12. Dominate.
Sabathia marks the fourth former Cy Young Award to face the Cubs in the last 10 days…Cliff Lee, Roy Halladay and Zack Greinke.
*Cubs with success against CC:
Alfonso Soriano: 12-for-36, 5HR
Reed Johnson: 9-for-30
Aramis Ramirez: 7-for-16
*Cubs have issued a MLB-worst 280 walks this season. The Yankees had a season-best 10 free passes on Saturday–six from Ryan Dempster.
New York leads baseball with 103 home runs…but they’ve failed to homer in three consecutive games, its longest drought this season.
*Starlin Castro is 4-for-8 in this series hitting .415 with eight doubles in his last 10 games.