Yankees 11 Seattle 1: C.C. Sabathia is dealing and the Yankees’ offense is clicking: Hideki Matsui was 4 for 5, with two home runs, while Derek Jeter also homered. Jerry Hairston Jr., subbing for A-Rod (out after being hit in the elbow by the Blue Jays' Shawn Camp) at third, was 2 for 5, with two RBIs. This win is at the start of a long road trip, so one game down, nine to go.

Sabathia pitched eight innings and ended the game with 10 strikeouts; his record is now 13-7. Johnny Damon said, "Having a guy like CC has allowed our bullpen to catch their breath. He's a big reason why the bullpen is rested and throwing the ball a lot better." And now with Boston's loss last night, the Yankees are up 6-1/2 games.