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It's hard to win with pitching and defense when the defense commits three errors and the starting pitcher allows a game-changing grand slam on an 0-2 fastball. That was the scenario Tuesday at Yankee Stadium when the Tampa Bay Rays lost 7-0 to the Yankees and fell back into a tie for first place with the Baltimore Orioles. Shortstop Elliot Johnson's first-inning throwing error led to a pair of unearned runs, and second baseman Ben Zobrist had his first two-error game since 2008 as the Rays ran their season total for errors to 49. "It's viral right now," manager Joe Maddon said of the infield errors. "It's a virus we have to get rid of. We need some kind of infield antibiotic. I have no explanation. These guys are really good infielders. We're making mistakes that we normally don't make. We have to stop doing that." The Rays have made six errors in their past three games. What's maddening to Maddon is most are on routine plays. ...
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