Alex Cobb took a three-hit shutout into the ninth inning and CC Sabathia's winless streak reached five starts Sunday in the Tampa Bay Rays' 8-3 win over the New York Yankees.
Cobb (6-2) lost his shutout bid when Brett Gardner homered leading off the ninth and he wound up allowing two runs and five hits in 8 1-3 innings with eight strikeouts.
Cesar Ramos walked his first two batters and allowed David Adams' two-run double. Joel Peralta struck out Ichiro Suzuki and Jayson Nix.
Nix reached on an infield single in the third, when replays showed he appeared to be out. He was New York's only runner until Robinson Cano grounded a single to center leading off the seventh.
Cobb allowed three hits over 8 1-3 innings in a 3-0 victory over Andy Pettitte on April 24.
Sabathia (4-4) dropped to 0-2 with a 4.85 ERA since he beat Toronto on April 27. He allowed seven runs and seven hits in seven innings and is 10-11 in 31 starts against the Rays, including a 3-10 since joining the Yankees.