By Joe McDonald at 4 July, 2013, 3:52 am
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C.C. Sabathia reached a career milestone on Wednesday, earning his 200th victory in the Yankees 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins. Sabathia needed a season-high 121 pitches to work through seven solid, but not quite dominant innings in the win. Though he allowed only two runs, Sabathia faced constant traffic after allowing seven hits and walking three. But in true workhorse fashion, which fits the description of Sabathia's career so far, he battled through it and kept his team in the game.
New York's offense finally took advantage of Sabathia's outing in the sixth when they plated their only three runs of the game. Robinson Cano delivered the biggest blow, a game-tying two-run double. Lyle Overbay followed with a sacrifice fly to supply the difference. Sabathia also extended his personal winning streak against Minnesota to 11 dating back to July 29, 2007.
13 and counting...: Max Scherzer continued the historical start to his 2013 season in the Tigers 6-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. In improving to 13-0, Scherzer becomes only the third pitcher in last 100 years to begin a season with that record. Rogers Clemens was the most recent back in 1986. He eventually made it to 14-0 before suffering his first defeat in his 16th start.
Scherzer earned his 13th win by throwing 6 1/3 innings of two-run ball with seven hits allowed and eight strikeouts. Offensively, Detroit gave Scherzer all the support he needed in a four-run second inning. Alex Avila’s three-run homer capped that frame. Later in the game, Victor Martinez would add a two-run homer to put on the finishing touches.