By the time David Price found the right pitches, it was too late for the Tampa Bay Rays.
Robinson Cano and Curtis Granderson homered off Price and the New York Yankees hit several other balls really hard, too, in a 5-3 win Thursday night that sent the Rays to their fourth loss in five games.
''I thought he was catching more of the plate,'' Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon said. ''If you make those mistakes against that team over there they are going to make you pay for it.''
CC Sabathia outpitched Price for the first time in six career matchups between the All-Star lefties as the Yankees took the series from the AL East co-leaders.
Price (5-1) never found a rhythm and gave up 11 hits in seven innings. Trying to win five consecutive starts for the first time in his career, he instead wound up on the wrong end of another personal first - never before had two left-handed hitters homered off him in the same game.
''I made some good pitches tonight, they hit them, that's it,'' he said.