The Rays might have gotten a few more. They scored two runs and loaded the bases with no one out to bring up
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Price is a legitimate Cy Young Award candidate, so three runs are usually enough, but he didn’t make things easy on himself either. He came out for the bottom of the fifth and immediately allowed
No matter. The Rays added to their lead in seventh and eighth innings and – at least for a few hours -- temporarily knocked the Yankees out of first place. Price was coming back from some shoulder soreness, but there was no sign of any problem. His fastball hit 97 mph and his command was solid.
This is something of a survival series for the Rays, who could not get anything going offensively against the O's over the weekend and dropped four games out of first place. Baltimore sports fans, however, are looking at the Rays-Yankees series as a huge opportunity for the Orioles, since one of those teams has to lose every night.