The middle three innings of this game went pretty much like the first three as Cliff Lee dominated the Yankees and Chase Utley hit a two-strike pitch to right field for a home run off CC Sabathia.
Lee is working on a four-hit shutout through six innings, having struck out seven. Only Derek Jeter, who doubled in the third inning, has reached second base.
Sabathia has not pitched poorly. But he’s running out of pitches. Phil Hughes is warming up.