BALTIMORE -- Veteran left-hander CC Sabathia has had a distinguished career since signing with to the New York Yankees in 2009.Several members of the Baltimore Orioles have enjoyed success against Sabathia in many American League East battles.And Baltimores veterans have a large sample size against Sabathia, who enters Saturdays start at Camden Yards with a record of 8-11 and a 4.31 ERA this season.Third baseman Manny Machado has 40 at-bats against Sabathia and is hitting .325.Shortstop J.J. Hardy has an average of .343 in 35 at-bats against the New York lefty while center fielder Adam Jones, who has missed several games with a hamstring issue, has an average of .235 with two homers in 34 at-bats against Sabathia over the past five years.Chris Davis is batting .188 with one homer in 32 at-bats against Sabathia. Steve Pearce, acquired recently from the Tampa Bay Rays, is hitting .333 in 18 at-bats while Nolan Reimold, another right-handed batter, is hitting .286 in 21 at-bats against Sabathia and homered off him in the sixth inning Sunday in New York.The New York starter is 19-9 with a 3.35 ERA in his career against the Orioles, with a mark of 11-6, 3.51 at Baltimore. He is 14-9 with the Yankees against the Birds in his career. He is one of 10 pitchers in the modern era to make 200 starts with two different clubs and he is the active MLB leader in strikeouts (2,699) and complete games (38).Sabathia allowed three runs and six hits in 6 2/3 innings against the Orioles on Sunday in New York but was saddled with the 5-0 loss. He fanned eight in that game and exited with a 1-0 lead before Adam Warren allowed a two-run single to Pearce in the seventh.The Yankees will need some innings from the Sabathia Chad Green left after 1 2/3 innings due to right elbow pain in Fridays 8-0 loss.It was just something I didnt feel was right so I thought I should say something. Hopefully its nothing too serious, but well see tomorrow, Green said. I dont know when it actually happened, but at some point in the inning I just couldnt...breaking ball didnt feel right coming out of my hand. Fastball didnt feel right.Green gave up four runs in 1 2/3 innings as the Yankees had getting just two hits off Dylan Bundy and two relievers.Tomorrows game is really important, Yankees manager Joe Girardi saidAdded Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner: Tomorrows obviously a very important game. Its a very important series this weekend against the Orioles and today obviously didnt go our way.The Yankees are 3 1/2 games out of the second wild card spot and have gone scoreless in their last 18 innings against the Orioles after scoring 27 times in the first two games last weekend at Yankee Stadium.Are the Yankees in danger of falling out of the post-season hunt?Kevin Gausman is responsible for keeping the Yankees off the scoreboard and starts Saturday. He improved to 6-10 with a 3.73 ERA when he pitched seven effective innings in Baltimores 5-0 win in New York.That was probably as good as Ive seen him, Baltimore manager Buck Showalter said.Jacoby Ellsbury is hitting .160 in 25 at-bats against Gausman. Gardner is hitting .318 in 22 at-bats against the right-hander while Brian McCann is hitting .182 in 22 at-bats while Chase Headley is at .273 in 11 trips to the plate.Lost in the four homers hit by the Orioles on Friday and the shutout pitching of starter Dylan Bundy and the bullpen was the infield defense.?? Manny Machado made a fine diving catch and a nice throw to retire a runner as first baseman Chris Davis made a nice pick in the dirt.Second baseman Jonathan Schoop went up the middle to rob Starlin Castro of a hit in the second with a strong throw to Davis.Jonathan made a great play up the middle, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. 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Tucked among the behemoth linemen, coaches and training staff is a fit, 36-year-old Canadian with long, blonde hair dressed in Bears colors whos in her second season as the teams sport science coordinator and sport dietitian. Her goal: to help every athlete on the roster perform at his highest level.Gibson came to the Bears after several years working with the U.S. and Canadian Olympic programs, guiding many athletes to the medal stand. Shes also worked with teams and athletes in professional soccer, tennis and the NBA. She has a degree in nutrition, is a registered dietitian, has a masters in exercise science and is a graduate of the International Olympic Committees sport nutrition program. Seeing a sport dietitian at a leadership conference piqued her interest. The combination of liking science and growing up in an Italian family played a factor, too. I liked food, Gibson says. I was trying to find a career path that blended the two, and there it was.She works with coaches and training staff to develop fueling and recovery plans for every player on the Bears roster. Over her career shes helped athletes lose weight and gain weight.A former standout high school three-sport athlete (cross country, volleyball and softball) in Toronto, Gibson continues to stay active. She runs or cycles every day and also does yoga three to five times per week. She works daily at the Bears facility in Lake Forest, Illinois. She and her husband live in the Chicago area with their two dogs.Here is Gibsons story, in her words:Feeding the BearsAs sport dietitian, Im responsible for anything involving food for the guys. All their nutrition needs from handling the cafeteria here -- where we feed them twice a day -- to all our food on the road: hotel meals, plane meals, postgame meals, pregame meals, locker room food and individual plans for the guys. Also, individual strategies for hydration and recovery.Whats on the menu?What youre trying to do is satisfy the needs of a delegation of up to 130 to 150 people. You want to make sure theres something for everybody. Plus, guys have routines and habits, especially for pregame meals. You just want to make sure everyone has what he needs. We also accommodate food allergies or intolerances. We had a player last season for a short period who was a vegan. Our scoops in our cafeteria are pre-measured to make it easy. Theres a whole lot of science that goes behind their (individual meal) plans, but when it gets to the players level its about, three scoops of this and two scoops of that.Counting caloriesIt was an interesting transition for me here, because I came in from Olympic combat sports. I was dealing with wrestlers cutting weight. So youre managing really small calorie budgets and then, coming to football, youre sometimes on the opposite of that for bigger guys. So when youre doing meal plans for 6,000 calories, youre kind of going, Wow, this is crazy. As you can imagine, we go through a lot of food here.Individual plansIts not mandatory that our guys have an individual meal plan. But like all teams in the league, we have mandatory weight targets the guys have to meet. So that lends itself to making sure I touch base with almost every single one of our players. You get to know each other pretty quickly. For sure, there are guys with 100 percent buy-in and guys that are 5 percent in. But there are few guys that are 0 perrcent in.ddddddddddddhis isnt TimbuktuArranging team meals on the road isnt that difficult. I used to travel around the world with the Olympic teams. Id try to set up food in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, China and remote villages in Europe, with language barriers and crazy things. So this is pretty easy. Were in the United States.Helping them healWe have a big emphasis here on anti-inflammatory foods because the players bodies are getting beat up all the time. So we have lots of fruits and vegetables, we have a juice bar, we have healthy, fatty fishes and nuts as snacks. We try to incorporate all those anti-inflammatory foods and have them available as snacks and in the cafeteria all day.Following her own adviceI have this joke that no one trusts an out-of-shape or overweight sport dietitian. I do eat a healthy diet. Its not that Im a food [stickler], either. Definitely theres 5 percent of my diet that I just enjoy whatever I want. But the bulk of it is absolutely what I preach.Science and techOur general manager, Ryan Pace, wanted to build our sport-performance department out a bit. My job as sport science coordinator is to investigate areas that are a bit non-traditional to improve performance. For example, we brought on a sports psychologist. And were using GPS technology. My job is to be aware of the research and trends so we can take a progressive approach.Tracking movement, sleepThe GPS trackers give us a sense of what theyre doing day to day on the field. How many yards theyre covering in practice, their speed, direction. Players are tracked during the game as well so you get a sense of what the load is on the body. That can influence practice tempos and reps and the stresses were putting on guys through the week. Were also educating players about sleep and looking at ways that can be optimized. We know sleep can be a valuable asset in recovery.Adapting to different athletesYou have to learn about the physiological demands and competition demands of different sports and adapt your nutrition interventions. Olympians and pro tennis players do a lot of global travel, so optimal eating on the road is an emphasis. Football has a lot of physical trauma and impact, so recovery strategies are important. Plus you have to understand the culture of each sport. Each sport and team has a different way they go about their business, chains of command and how you need to work. You really have to spend time learning the system to achieve your goals.PioneerOne of the things that makes this a really cool job is I know with the Bears, Im the first female staff on the football operations side. Last year there were six to seven of us in the league in football operations and this year theres 12. Its neat to see, to be on the forefront.Catalyst for changeIts been a little bizarre being the first woman on this side of the building. Like, where do we put you to change? What do we get you for apparel? Are you allowed to go here? Even on the sidelines Ill be stopped sometimes and told I cant enter because they think Im media, or not being allowed in the locker room until you show them your credentials. But its neat, because you feel youre at the beginning of something.Golden momentsAt the 2012 Olympic Games in London, I worked very closely with the combat sport athletes, because they have to make weight. To be a trusted member of an athletes journey to an Olympic medal, the highest sporting achievement on the planet, is an indescribable feeling. ' ' '