If you were a Yankee fan watching this game chances are you didn’t move for a good two-three innings while CC Sabathia put together a great rebound performance after his shaky first start vs Boston. Actually great is probably an understatement since he went 7 2/3 innings before allowing a single to Kelly Shoppach (who is now forever hated by Yankee fans). Sabathia only struck out five, but was absolutely dominant the whole time he was in the game. It was a nice payback performance by the big Yankee lefty after Tampa’s young promising lefty, David Price, dominated the Yankees last night. Oh and the Yankee hitting was pretty good too.
After a scoreless first three innings the Yankees opened the scoring after a Robinson Cano two run homerun, Mark Teixeira was on first after a walk. The Yankees scored two more runs in the fifth after a Derek Jeter RBI single and Mark Teixeira’s first hit of the season, an RBI double. The Yankees refused to let down and scored four more runs in t he 8th a result of a Curtis Granderson single, Brett Gardner groundout, and Francisco Cervelli double. Immediately after Sabathia gave up his first hit Joe Girardi took him out, his pitch count was up to 111, and put in David Robertson who got Gabe Kapler to foul out. In the top of the ninth the Yankees scored two more unneeded insurance runs after a Cano single and Gardner bases loaded walk. David Robertson came back out in the bottom of the ninth and got Dioner Navarro to groundout to Ramiro Pena to end the game.
Final Score: Yankees 10 Rays 0
Game MVP: CC Sabathia
- 7 2/3 IP is the longest Sabathia has ever taken a no-hit bid
- After starting the season 0-17 Mark Teixeira was 3-3 in his final 3 ABs of the game
- Cano, Granderson, and Gardner each had 2 hits and a total of 6 RBI between them.
- Cervelli: 1-3 with 2 RBI in his first start of the season
- Sabathia: 7 2/3 IP 1 Hit 0 ER 2 BB 5 K
- Davis: 6 IP 7 hits 4 ER 4 BB 3 K
- W: Sabathia L: Davis
- It has now been 3919 days since Yankees last No-Hitter (7/18/1999 David Cone Perfect Game)
Around the AL East:
– Toronto @ Baltimore- 7:05
-Boston @ Kansas City- 7:10
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