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David Price gets lit up as Yankees take 5-0 lead

Sep 28, 2011, 7:57 PM EDT

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The Yankees scored a run on a rare Ben Zobrist error in the first and then got a grand slam from Mark Teixeira in the second to take an early 5-0 lead on the Rays on Wednesday night.

Teixeira’s slam off David Price came on a 97-mph fastball.  But while Price has his velocity, he hasn’t been sharp in throwing 59 pitches in two innings.

Fortunately for the Rays, this one is far from over.  Dellin Betances walked two in the first inning, and the Yankees had Aaron Laffey up in the pen before their young right-hander settled down.  There could be plenty of run-scoring tonight.

The Red Sox are currently up 1-0 on the Orioles in the third.  If the Red Sox and Rays have differing results tonight, there will be no one-game playoff on Thursday.

  1. proudlycanadian - Sep 28, 2011 at 8:12 PM

    Price has not been right all month. In the other AL game, Hardy hit a 2 run homer to give Baltimore the lesd. It is still early in both games and a lot could change.

  2. drmonkeyarmy - Sep 28, 2011 at 8:22 PM

    Yeah, but at some point the Yankees are probably going to pitch Scott Proctor. Game is far from over.

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