Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/12/14
New York Yankees starter David Phelps knew he had his work cut out for him as he matched up against Tampa Ba Rays All-Star left-hander David Price on Wednesday, but the 25-year-old right-hander was up to the task. Phelps held the Rays to one run on two hits over 4 1/3 innings before his pitch count caught up to him, but the youngster did the job to keep the Yankees in the game against the hard-throwing Tampa Bay lefty. "Phelpsy pitched great. He's really stepped up for us and deserves a lot of credit for today," Mark Teixeira said after the Yankees' 4-3 win over the Rays. "He almost matched Price pitch-for-pitch the way he was throwing. When they have a guy like that on the mound, it's really important for us to keep the game close." Both starters carried no-hitters into the fourth, but the Rays got to Phelps in that inning, as Sean Rodriguez's two-out single scored Ben Zobrist, who walked and stole second earlier in the inning. Phelps' day ended with one out in the fifth, b...
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