Found April 06, 2012 on Sports Blog Net:
The Tampa Bay Rays (1-0) beat the New York Yankees (0-1) 7-6, today at Tropicana Field. Pitching: CC Sabathia got off to a bad start in the first inning giving up a grand slam to Carlos Pena and pitched fine after that. He went 6 innings, gave up 5 runs (2 HR's) and struck out 7 batters. Rafael Soriano and David Robertson both combined 2 scorless innings and 4 strikeouts. Mariano Rivera blew his first save of the year and he didn't have any good command on his pitches, but it is the first game out of 162. He gave up the game tying RBI triple to Ben Zobrist and the game winning RBI single to Carlos Pena. Hitting: Raul Ibanez made his Yankees debut by getting an RBI ground out and a three run HR (1). Nick Swisher had an RBI single. Alex Rodriguez had a strong game at the plate getting 2 hits, scored two runs and drew two walks.
  • Their next game will be tomorrow, when they play the Tampa Bay Rays in Tropicana Field at 7:10 pm on YES.
  • The pitching matchup will be RHP Hiroki Kuroda vs LHP David Price.
 
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