Saturday, August 24, 2013

CC Sabathia lets one slip away as the New York Yankees fall to the Tampa Bay Rays

CC Sabathia lets one slip away as the New York Yankees fall to the Tampa Bay Rays

The Tampa Bay Rays defeated the New York Yankees on Saturday night. The final score was 4-2 and the game took place at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. CC Sabathia started and pitched great through five innings. He ended up taking the loss though as he lost it in the sixth inning. Mark Reynolds was the only Yankees with more then a hit.

Sabathia pitched 6 1/3 innings giving up three runs on six hits. He walked two and struck out seven. Preston Claiborne pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up a hit and a run with two strikeouts.

Ichiro Suzuki had an RBI, Robinson Cano had a hit and Alex Rodriguez had a hit. Vernon Wells had a hit, Curtis Granderson had a hit and Reynolds had two hits. Austin Romine drew a walk and had an RBI. Granderson hit a double and the Yankees were 1-6 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base. Cano committed an error.

David Price pitched six innings giving up five hits and two runs. He walked one and struck out five. Jake McGee pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out one, Joel Peralta pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and Fernando Rodney pitched a perfect inning.

Desmond Jennings drew two walks, Ben Zobrist had a hit and two RBI and Evan Longoria had three hits and two RBI. Yunel Escobar had a hit, Sam Fuld had two hits and Longoria and Zobrist each hit a double. Longoria hit a homerun and the Rays were 2-6 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base. Fuld had a stolen base.

In the fifth Romine had an RBI walk and Suzuki hit an RBI groundout to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead. In the sixth the Rays scored three runs. Zobrist hit a two run double and Longoria hit an RBI single. The Rays had a 3-2 lead and added one more in the eighth. Longoria hit a solo homerun and the final score was 4-2 Rays.

The Yankees have now lost two straight after winning five straight. Their record dropped to 68-61. The Rays record improved to 74-53. The teams will play the final game of a three game series on Sunday afternoon. The Yankees will look to salvage the final game.

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