Even in the aftermath of another marathon extra-inning game, the starting pitchers for Game 5 on Friday at
"It's time to go,'' CC Sabathia said. "You know, this is what you play for. That's a good team over there we've been battling all year, so hopefully, I can go out and have a good performance, and keep us in the game and give us a chance to win."
Sabathia did not pitch very well against the Orioles during the regular season, but held them to two runs through 8 2/3 innings in Game 1. All four of his starts against the Orioles this year have come at Camden Yards.
Now, after missing much of the second half of the season, he finds himself in the biggest game of the year so far ... and on the biggest stage.