ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — David Price had his bid to become the AL’s first 12-game winner derailed by the bullpen’s struggles.
Robinson Cano hit a two-run single during a three-run eighth and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 on Wednesday.
The damage came after Price had departed with a 3-1 lead. The AL All-Star gave up one run and four hits over seven innings.
“It was a typical AL East game and they beat us,” said Price, who struck eight out and walked two.
Cano got the first hit off Price, a fifth-inning single.
“It’s the best I’ve seen his curveball,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. “When you add that with the other stuff, the fastball up to 98, the back-door cutter, the changeup, he had no-hit stuff.”
Cano has driven in at least one run in a career-best eight consecutive games, helping the AL…
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