CC Sabathia limited the Rays to two runs -- one earned -- in seven innings for a victory on Thursday.
Sabathia did give up his sixth homer of the year, but he allowed fewer than four runs for the first time in four starts. It's helped him keep the Yankees in games that he's walked a total of five batters in 26 innings. He's not going to overpower anyone any longer, so it's imperative that he stay away from the free passes.
David Price gave up six runs and two homers in five innings versus the Yankees in his first loss Thursday.
Price gave up six earned runs for just the seventh time in 151 major league starts, and with the way the Rays are hitting these days, there wasn't much change of the offense bailing him out. Mark it down as an off night for the 2012 AL Cy Young Award winner.