Ugly fourth destroys Tribe

C.C Sabathia has seen this before. Back in June in a game against the Cubs, Sabathia was on the mound when Chicago put up an eight-run third inning. Sabathia must have felt some sense of deja vu Friday night, as the Twins scored eight in the fourth inning to romp the Tribe 14-6 at the Jake. Because of an Aaron Boone error, only three of the eight runs given up by Sabathia were earned. Boone bobbled a grounder with the bases loaded, allowing everyone to move up a base. Then on a line drive to Casey Blake, Victor Martinez couldn’t hold on to the ball as a runner was tagging up from third. Sabathia, who only lasted only 3 2/3 innings, was by no means sharp. He walked four, including one with the bases loaded, and hit a batter. As he was being yanked by Eric Wedge in the fourth, C.C had some words for the home plate umpire and was ejected on his way to the dugout. Some birthday for Sabathia.

“I tried to keep my emotions in check,” Sabathia said. “But it just boiled over.”

The Tribe fought back and temporarily made a game of it when they closed the Twin lead to three in the fifth. Minnesota, who pounded out 18 hits to the Tribe’s 16, quickly pulled away in the following inning and put the game to rest.

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