The Yankees’ bats were quieted as the Rays snapped New York’s four-game winning streak with a 2-1 victory in front of a packed — and very pro-Yankees — crowd at Tropicana Field on Friday night.
Yankees starter CC Sabathia took the loss despite doing yeoman’s work for 5 1/3 innings. The 37-year-old lefty scattered nine hits, allowing two runs (one earned) while striking out four.
“It was kind of a weird outing,” Sabathia said. “I felt like I made pitches when I needed to to try and keep us in the game, but there were too many baserunners.”
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