New York Yankees defeat Baltimore Orioles, 6-3

The Yankees say they were not overly concerned about CC Sabathia's recent pitching slump or the way his fastball and changeup sometimes darted out of his control en route to the plate.

But in the midst of a start Thursday in which Sabathia was well on his way to showing he was out of his funk, the ace gave team brass reason to cringe.

Sabathia, cruising with a four-run lead, made an ill-advised barehanded grab for Adam Jones' comebacker in the fifth, an instinctive move...