David Price and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the New York Yankees for the second straight night after rallying for three runs in the sixth inning 4-2. Price pitched six strong innings and the surging Rays won for the eighth time in 10 games.
“Whenever you’re pitching against a guy like CC, you give up three runs and you’re going to lose. That’s what happened,” Price said. “It was the first guy to give up that third run was going to get that loss.”
Sabathia (11-11) took a 2-0 lead into the sixth before giving up three quick runs the Rays used to remain in first place, percentage points ahead of the Boston Red Sox.
Evan Longoria added an insurance run int the eight inning with his 27th home run of the year.
Price allowed two runs and five hits over six innings. Jake McGee, Joel Peralta and Fernando Rodney finished up, with Rodney working a perfect ninth to earn his 30th save.