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NEW YORK -- David Price outpitched fellow ace CC Sabathia and the Tampa Bay Rays' shuffled lineup produced enough offense to top the New York Yankees, 7-3, Thursday night. The victory helped the Rays avoid a sweep and move back into a first-place tie with the Baltimore Orioles in the AL East, a half-game ahead of the Yankees. The loss snapped the Yankees' three-game winning streak as they prepared to host the Mets in the first round of the annual Subway Series battle. Price allowed just one run on three hits in five innings, but threw 109 pitches, including 38 in the fifth, when he wiggled out of trouble with the bases loaded and one out. He struck out eight, three times getting Curtis Granderson, who struck out four times on the night. Jose Lobaton and B.J. Upton each had two hits with a run scored and an RBI, while Drew Sutton had a pair of doubles, including a key two-run hit in the fourth. Ben Zobrist responded to a lineup switch with an RBI single and a walk. ...
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The Yankees put a pounding on recent no-hit pitcher, Johan Santana...
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It was the extra days off that ailed him...