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Lone error dooms Yankees in CC’s Bronx farewell

NEW YORK — He will make another regular season start and he may also take the mound in the postseason, but the Yankee fans in attendance made sure to give CC Sabathia the ovation he deserved after he pitched his last regular season start at Yankee Stadium.

Though he lasted just 2.2 innings, Sabathia has become a Yankee legend and a clubhouse leader in his 11 seasons in The Bronx. With this being his final year, New York fans wanted to make sure he knew his dedication to the Pinstripes is much appreciated by the Yankee faithful around the world.

The Angels were able to score two runs against the big left-hander in the third inning, but the Bombers quickly responded with a pair of runs in the bottom half of the frame.

Facing Dillon Peters, with DJ LeMahieu on-base, Aaron Judge mashed a pitch to right center field to knot the game at two. The long ball was Judge’s 24th of the year.

The game remained close but the Angels broke through in the sixth. Facing Adam Ottavino, Los Angeles loaded the bases with three consecutive hits to open the frame.

Ottavino though struckout Andrelton Simmons to set-up a matchup with Albert Pujols. The right-hander was able to induce a soft groundball back to the mound but instead of a 1-2-3 double play to the inning, Ottavino airmailed the throw and did not get anyone out.

While the Angels did not score again, New York was unable to overcome the one-run deficit. A trio of Angel relievers combined to pitch five innings of shutout ball, allowing only a Brett Gardner ninth-inning single.

The Bombers will once again go for the 100th win tomorrow, with Masahiro Tanaka on the hill versus left-hander Andrew Heaney.

Current Yankees Record: 99-54