CLEVELAND - C.C. Sabathia focused on facing San Diego's batting order, but couldn't help keeping an eye on his mound opponent, too.
Sabathia outpitched Greg Maddux in a matchup of Cy Young winners, and the Cleveland Indians defeated the San Diego Padres 7-3 on Sunday.
"I was more worried about facing Adrian Gonzalez than Maddux," said Sabathia, who held San Diego's slugging first baseman to an 0-for-3 with two strikeouts while beating the Padres' venerable veteran, too.
"I looked at Maddux's numbers in the paper the other day and they're unbelievable," Sabathia continued. "He still gets outs and he works at his game. Somebody told me he spent four hours in the video room to get prepared to face us."