NEW YORK -- On Andy Pettitte Day, the New York Yankees lost another lefty CC Sabathia. Sabathia had to leave in the third inning because of knee pain on Sunday. There is no word yet how long he will be out.
Meanwhile, the Yankees let another one slip away against the Indians, losing 4-3, to Cleveland. The Indians won three of four this weekend and five of seven in the season series.
Don't Bet on it: You don't usually see Dellin Betances give it up, but that's what he did in the eighth on Sunday. Betances allowed Francisco Lindor to unlock a tie game with a solo shot into the right field seats.
Andy Pettitte Day: The Yankees honored Pettitte by retiring his number and giving him a plaque in Monument Park. I wrote a column abut how they a precedent was set on PEDs.
CC hurt: Sabathia had to leave in the third inning because his surgically repaired right knee is hurting. The Yankees are checking to see how much time Sabathia might miss. Stay tuned.
CC hurt on the mound: Before he left, Sabathia gave up a first inning two-run homer to Carlos Santana. He settled down, but was laboring against the Indians.
Lucky than good: The Yankees tied the game on a Carlos Beltran two-run ground rule bloop double in the seventh that just found its way inside the chalk on the left field line. It bounced into the stands.
Scoop: In the fifth, catcher John Ryan Murphy made some play at the plate to tag out a runner. On a flyout to left, Brett Gardner -- who doesn't have a great arm -- fired home with a throw that was a little in front of the plate and toward the third base line. Murphy scooped the ball as Mike Aviles was arriving at the plate and made the tag.
Rod Sighting: After not starting the past two games, Alex Rodriguez pinch-hit in the seventh. Representing the tying run, Rodriguez struck out.
On deck: The Yankees face the Astros for three starting Monday. The pitching matchups: Monday, Nathan Eovaldi (13-2, 4.24) vs. Scott Feldman (5-5, 4.05). Tuesday, Ivan Nova (5-5, 3.72) vs. Dalas Keuchel (14-6, 2.37). Wednesday, Michael Pineda (9-7, 3.97) vs. Collin McHugh (13-7, 3.96).