New York Yankees defeat Oakland Athletics, 7-2

OAKLAND - CC Sabathia may not have much to smile about when he returns to Oakland Coliseum this fall to watch his beloved Raiders, but the memory of Tuesday night's outing against the A's will surely bring a smile to his face.

Sabathia played the role of ace to perfection, putting an end to the Yankees' two-game losing streak with eight stellar innings in a 7-2 win over Oakland.

Sabathia allowed a pair of early homers before shutting down the team he grew up rooting ...