Diamondbacks beat Yankees 3-1 as Sabathia hits 3K strikeouts

PHOENIX (AP) CC Sabathia struck out a former teammate for No. 3,000 of his career, celebrated with the rest of the New York Yankees on the field and tipped his cap to the appreciative Arizona crowd.

As the big left-hander he walked toward the batter's box, he looked up to see Carter Sabathia waiting in the front row. The father slid his massive frame through the netting and gave his youngest son a huge hug , followed by embraces with the rest of his family.

After months of anticipation and three starts with his family in tow, Sabathia could finally celebrate a milestone only 16 other players in 143 years of major league baseball had accomplished.

''It's been a fun time these past couple weeks, these guys following around with me,'' Sabathia said Tuesday night after becoming the 17th player in major league history and third left-hander to reach 3,000 career strikeouts. ''It's a special time.''

The Yankees lost the game 3-1 to the Diamondbacks, thanks to a sterling performance by Arizona's own ace Zack Greinke.

The night still belonged to Sabathia, the affable ace who can still dominate at 38.

Sabathia (1-1) arrived in the desert needing three strikeouts to hit 3,000 and got them all in the third inning.

The milestone whiff came when John Ryan Murphy, his former batterymate in New York, swung through a changeup , sending the Yankees spontaneously pouring out of the dugout . The crowd roared and continued cheering until Sabathia tipped his cap before hugging his kids.

''It's disappointing to lose, but tonight's about celebrating the man in what's been an amazing career,'' Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. ''To be a part of it was special.''

Playing his final season, Sabathia became the first pitcher to reach 3,000 strikeouts since Atlanta's John Smoltz in 2008, and joined Randy Johnson and Steve Carlton as the only lefties to do it.

Wilmer Flores hit a solo homer and a run-scoring single off Sabathia. He allowed two runs and five hits, and struck out five before being lifted with two on and one out in the sixth inning.

''I was a baseball fan tonight,'' Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said. ''What he did is a pretty amazing accomplishment.''

Greinke (5-1) won his fifth straight game and stretched his scoreless innings streak to 18 before Gleyher Torres' run-scoring double in the fourth inning.

Greinke allowed one run and five hits in 7 2/3 innings. He struck out seven and has 2,481 in his career to move past Jack Morris (2,478) for 38th all-time.

''It was cool, nice facing him,'' Greinke said of Sabathia. ''Always like seeing what some guys have and what makes them good.''

Greg Holland worked a perfect ninth for his sixth save in six chances.

CC AND MURPHY

Sabathia did not want Murphy to be the victim of No. 3,000. It just worked out that way.

Murphy spent three seasons with the Yankees and caught 62 of Sabathia's strikeouts, including No. 2,500 in 2015.

''It is just speaks to the pitcher that he is,'' said Murphy, who jokingly asked Sabathia if he wanted him to sign the ball. ''To do what he has been able to do the last few years after not being able to have the velocity that he had and a couple of knee injuries that he had, speaks to the kind of guy he is and the competitor he is.''

GODLEY TO BULLPEN

Lovullo shook up his starting rotation by sending struggling right-hander Zack Godley to the bullpen.

A replacement in the rotation was not named.

Godley is 1-2 with a 7.58 ERA with 18 walks in 29 2/3 innings. He lasted just 2 2/3 innings and gave up five runs his last start against the Chicago Cubs.

Arizona also reinstated LHP T.J. McFarland (shoulder) from the 10-day injured list. The reliever had been out since March 25 after a steady 2018 season.

TRAINER'S TABLE

Yankees: Infielders DJ LeMahieu (right knee) and Gio Urshela (left hand) were on the bench after being removed from Sunday's game with injuries. Urshela grounded out as a pinch hitter in the eighth inning. ... SS Troy Tulowitzki (left calf) hit a two-run homer for Single-A Tampa in a rehab game Tuesday night and 3B Miguel Andujar (right shoulder) was 0 for 4 with two errors.

UP NEXT

Yankees RHP Masahiro Tanaka has allowed one earned run in four of six starts heading into Wednesday's game against Arizona. He faces RHP Merrill Kelly, who's held right-handers to a .222 average in his first big-league season.

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  • W: Z. Greinke (5-1)L: C. Sabathia (1-1)S: G. Holland (6)
  • HR: ARI - W. Flores (1)
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Jones RF30000100.286.360.500.8601.0
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N. Ahmed SS30100004.259.303.402.7051.0
J. Murphy C30000021.222.317.500.817-1.0
Z. Greinke P30000020.375.4121.0001.412-1.0
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J. Dyson CF00000000.313.400.500.9000.0
    BATTING
    • 2B - G. Sanchez (2), G. Torres (7)
    • RBI - G. Torres (15)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Tauchman 2 (2), T. Estrada
    BATTING
    • 2B - K. Marte (5), E. Escobar 2 (9)
    • HR - W. Flores
    • SF - D. Peralta
    • RBI - D. Peralta (20), W. Flores 2 (7)
    • 2-Out RBI - W. Flores 2 (5)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Marte, W. Flores, N. Ahmed, J. Murphy
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - C. Maybin
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Holder-Sanchez-Voit)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Ahmed-Flores-Walker)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Sabathia (L, 1-1)5.15222512.661.033.5
    J. Holder1.20001104.501.192.5
    Z. Britton1.02110103.001.500.5
    PITCHERSIP
    C. Sabathia (L, 1-1)5.1
    J. Holder1.2
    Z. Britton1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    Z. Greinke (W, 5-1)7.25111703.270.9527.5
    A. Chafin (H, 4)0.10000102.451.360.5
    G. Holland (S, 6)1.00000100.000.6010.5
    PITCHERSIP
    Z. Greinke (W, 5-1)7.2
    A. Chafin (H, 4)0.1
    G. Holland (S, 6)1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Sabathia 87-51, J. Holder 19-10, Z. Britton 16-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Sabathia 5-6, J. Holder 1-2, Z. Britton 1-1
    • Batters Faced - C. Sabathia 23, J. Holder 5, Z. Britton 5
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Greinke 102-66, A. Chafin 4-3, G. Holland 9-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Greinke 6-8, G. Holland 1-1
    • Batters Faced - Z. Greinke 27, A. Chafin, G. Holland 3
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    B. Gardner CF40100010.221.325.423.7480.5
    L. Voit 1B30000101.275.392.523.9151.0
    G. Sanchez C41100021.233.313.667.9802.0
    G. Torres SS40210000.272.303.465.7684.0
    M. Tauchman RF30000003.177.282.387.6690.0
    C. Maybin LF30100011.364.462.364.825-0.5
    T. Estrada 2B30000012.353.389.353.742-0.5
    T. Wade 3B30000020.227.333.227.561-1.0
    C. Sabathia P20000020.000.000.000.000-1.0
    J. Holder P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    a- G. Urshela PH10000000.345.409.500.9090.0
    Z. Britton P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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    • a-grounded out for Holder in the 8th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    A. Jones RF30000100.286.360.500.8601.0
    K. Marte CF-2B41100001.250.296.483.7793.0
    E. Escobar 3B41300000.303.379.541.9206.0
    D. Peralta LF30010012.317.356.537.8930.5
    C. Walker 1B30000122.307.381.614.9940.0
    G. Holland P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    W. Flores 2B-1B31221101.241.299.329.6289.0
    N. Ahmed SS30100004.259.303.402.7051.0
    J. Murphy C30000021.222.317.500.817-1.0
    Z. Greinke P30000020.375.4121.0001.412-1.0
    A. Chafin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    J. Dyson CF00000000.313.400.500.9000.0
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      BATTING
      • 2B - G. Sanchez (2), G. Torres (7)
      • RBI - G. Torres (15)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Tauchman 2 (2), T. Estrada
      BATTING
      • 2B - K. Marte (5), E. Escobar 2 (9)
      • HR - W. Flores
      • SF - D. Peralta
      • RBI - D. Peralta (20), W. Flores 2 (7)
      • 2-Out RBI - W. Flores 2 (5)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Marte, W. Flores, N. Ahmed, J. Murphy
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - C. Maybin
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Holder-Sanchez-Voit)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Ahmed-Flores-Walker)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Sabathia (L, 1-1)5.15222512.661.033.5
      J. Holder1.20001104.501.192.5
      Z. Britton1.02110103.001.500.5
      Total8.0733371---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Sabathia (L, 1-1)5.1
      J. Holder1.2
      Z. Britton1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      Z. Greinke (W, 5-1)7.25111703.270.9527.5
      A. Chafin (H, 4)0.10000102.451.360.5
      G. Holland (S, 6)1.00000100.000.6010.5
      Total9.0511190---
      PITCHERSIP
      Z. Greinke (W, 5-1)7.2
      A. Chafin (H, 4)0.1
      G. Holland (S, 6)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Sabathia 87-51, J. Holder 19-10, Z. Britton 16-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Sabathia 5-6, J. Holder 1-2, Z. Britton 1-1
      • Batters Faced - C. Sabathia 23, J. Holder 5, Z. Britton 5
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Greinke 102-66, A. Chafin 4-3, G. Holland 9-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Greinke 6-8, G. Holland 1-1
      • Batters Faced - Z. Greinke 27, A. Chafin, G. Holland 3
      • 8TH INNING
        Peralta hit sacrifice fly to center, Marte scored, Escobar to second13
      • 4TH INNING
        Flores singled to shallow right center, Escobar scored, Flores to second12
        Torres doubled to deep right, Sanchez scored11
      • 2ND INNING
        Flores homered to left01
      • 9TH INNING
        • Greg Holland pitching
        • Jarrod Dyson in center field
        • L. Voit: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Voit lined out to shortstop
        • G. Sanchez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
        • G. Torres: Strike swinging, Torres grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Z. Greinke Pitching:
        • T. Wade: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Wade struck out swinging
        • Gio Urshela hit for Jonathan Holder
        • G. Urshela: Urshela grounded out to third
        • Andrew Chafin relieved Zack Greinke
        • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gardner struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Zack Britton pitching
        • K. Marte: Ball, Ball, Marte doubled to deep right center
        • E. Escobar: Strike looking, Foul, Escobar singled to shallow left, Marte to third
        • D. Peralta: Pickoff attempt to first, Peralta hit sacrifice fly to center, Marte scored, Escobar to second
        • C. Walker: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Walker struck out swinging
        • W. Flores: Ball, Ball, Flores grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Z. Greinke Pitching:
        • M. Tauchman: Ball, Ball, Tauchman grounded out to first
        • C. Maybin: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Maybin struck out looking
        • T. Estrada: Estrada popped out to second
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Holder Pitching:
        • J. Murphy: Ball, Strike looking, Murphy popped out to third
        • Z. Greinke: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Greinke struck out looking
        • A. Jones: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Jones fouled out to first
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Z. Greinke Pitching:
        • L. Voit: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Voit grounded out to shortstop
        • G. Sanchez: Sanchez flied out to center
        • G. Torres: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Torres lined out to center
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Sabathia Pitching:
        • E. Escobar: Strike swinging, Ball, Escobar doubled to deep left
        • D. Peralta: Strike looking, Ball, Peralta popped out to second
        • C. Walker: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Walker walked
        • Jonathan Holder relieved CC Sabathia
        • W. Flores: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Flores walked, Escobar to third, Walker to second
        • N. Ahmed: Ahmed grounded into double play pitcher to catcher to first, Escobar out at home
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • Z. Greinke Pitching:
        • T. Wade: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Wade flied out to deep left
        • C. Sabathia: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Sabathia struck out swinging
        • B. Gardner: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Gardner lined out to third
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Sabathia Pitching:
        • J. Murphy: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Murphy struck out swinging
        • Z. Greinke: Greinke fouled out to catcher
        • A. Jones: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Jones walked
        • K. Marte: Ball, Marte grounded out to third
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • Z. Greinke Pitching:
        • G. Sanchez: Foul, Sanchez doubled to shallow left
        • G. Torres: Ball, Torres doubled to deep right, Sanchez scored
        • M. Tauchman: Foul, Ball, Ball, Tauchman lined out to left
        • C. Maybin: Foul, Maybin popped out to second
        • T. Estrada: Foul, Ball, Estrada lined out to left
        • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Sabathia Pitching:
        • E. Escobar: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Escobar doubled to left center
        • D. Peralta: Peralta grounded out to shortstop
        • C. Walker: Ball, Walker lined out to left
        • W. Flores: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Flores singled to shallow right center, Escobar scored, Flores to second
        • N. Ahmed: Ball, Ball, Ahmed grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • Z. Greinke Pitching:
        • C. Sabathia: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Sabathia struck out swinging
        • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Gardner singled to shallow left
        • L. Voit: Ball, Voit grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Gardner out at second
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Sabathia Pitching:
        • Z. Greinke: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Greinke struck out swinging
        • A. Jones: Ball, Jones flied out to center
        • K. Marte: Ball, Foul, Marte grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • Z. Greinke Pitching:
        • C. Maybin: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Maybin reached on an infield single to second
        • T. Estrada: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Estrada struck out swinging
        • T. Wade: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Maybin picked off at second, pitcher to first to third, Ball, Strike swinging, Wade struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Sabathia Pitching:
        • D. Peralta: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Peralta struck out looking
        • C. Walker: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Walker struck out swinging
        • W. Flores: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Flores homered to left
        • N. Ahmed: Strike looking, Foul, Ahmed reached on an infield single to first
        • J. Murphy: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Murphy struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • Z. Greinke Pitching:
        • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Ball, Gardner grounded out to third
        • L. Voit: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Voit walked
        • G. Sanchez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
        • G. Torres: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Torres singled to shallow center, Voit to second
        • M. Tauchman: Ball, Tauchman grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Sabathia Pitching:
        • A. Jones: Ball, Foul, Jones grounded out to third
        • K. Marte: Ball, Marte flied out to right
        • E. Escobar: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Escobar flied out to deep left
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)