TORONTO (AP) — On a day of bad news for New York’s pitching staff, Ivan Nova provided the silver lining.
Nova snapped a five-start winless streak, Casey McGehee hit a three-run home run and the Yankees won their fourth straight game Saturday, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 5-2.
“I was proud of what he did today,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said of Nova. “He got after it.”
Nova’s strong showing eased the sting of the news that left-hander CC Sabathia is headed to the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Aug. 9, with pain and inflammation in his elbow.
Sabathia was sidelined after experiencing pain in back-to-back starts.
“The fact that it came back is a little concerning,” Girardi said. “We want to wipe it out.” Sabathia’s injury is not considered serious, and Girardi said he hopes to have the 2007 AL Cy Young winner back in the rotation for an Aug. 24 start at Cleveland.
Derek Jeter had two hits, boosting his AL-leading total to 150 and joining Hank Aaron as the only players to record 17 straight seasons with at least 150 hits.