Originally written on Bronx Pinstripes  |  Last updated 11/17/14
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Pettitte struck out 10 but got his first loss of the season. New York Yankees 0 — Tampa Bay Rays 3   Yankees held to four hits in tonight’s 3-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays.   Andy Pettitte started tonight’s game, looking to continue his undefeated start to the season. Entering the fifth inning, Pettitte had kept the Rays off the scoreboard and even struck out seven, but a leadoff hit batter would start turning things in the favor of the Rays. Kelly Johnson would hit a single on the ground to right field that Brennan Boesch would overrun, allowing the slow-footed Jose Molina to advance to third and Johnson to second. With no outs, it was looking very bad for the Yankees left-hander. Strikeouts of Desmond Jennings and Ryan Roberts would seem to turn the momentum. Ben Zobrist would come up with a two-run double for the first runs of the game. Entering tonight, Ben Zobrist was hitting .368 (7 for 19) with two home runs and four runs batted in. Only one of the two runs would be earned due...
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