There was Evan Longoria turning a double play that went around the horn Yunel Escobar making big plays up the middle same with Ben Zobrist.
Saturday night belonged to the defense and of course the pitching.
But especially the defense.
At one point Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon turned to bench coach Davey Martinez and said the Rays had to beat the Yankees because of how well they were playing defense.
“It was that good” Maddon said.
Then came Sean Rodriguez’s leaping catching at the left-field wall in the sixth inning on a drive Alfonso Soriano thought he smacked into the stands. A pick me up?
“Absolutely” said winning pitcher David Price.
The Rays finally solved Yankees starter CC Sabathia that inning taking the lead in what became a 4-2 victory in front of 32862 at Tropicana Field.
It was the eighth win in the past 10 games for the Rays and it enabled them to remain percentage points ahead of the Red Sox in the American League East standings.
“If we can pitch like that...