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CC Sabathia on a three-start hot streak for Yankees

CC Sabathia of the New York Yankees pitches

CC Sabathia of the New York Yankees pitches in the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium on Thursday, May 26, 2016. Credit: Jim McIsaac

There was a time not too long ago — 23 days or so — when a CC Sabathia start was met with little excitement from Yankees fans.

An ERA over 5.00 will do that to a fan base.

But Thursday’s start from the Yankees’ lefthander against Toronto was the third straight time he went at least six innings while allowing one or no earned runs.

Here’s a look at Sabathia’s last three starts for the Yankees, which began May 4 and then took a two-week break for a stint on the disabled list.

May 4: 7 innings pitched, 6 hits, 0 runs, 2 walks, 6 strikeouts, 99 pitches, 3.81 season ERA. — Yankees beat Orioles, 7-0.

May 20: 6 innings pitched, 3 hits, 1 run, 1 walk, 8 strikeouts, 98 pitches, 3.41 season ERA. — Yankees beat A’s, 8-3.

May 27: 7 innings pitched, 2 hits, 2 runs (0 earned), 1 walk, 7 strikeouts, 83 pitches, 2.83 season ERA. — Yankees lose to Blue Jays, 3-1.

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