Sabathia allows 5 HRs in loss to Rays

New York Yankees' CC Sabathia watches a home run by the Tampa Rays Johnny Damon. (REUTERS/Shannon...

New York Yankees' CC Sabathia watches a home run by the Tampa Rays Johnny Damon. (REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton)

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The Tampa Bay Rays smacked five solo home runs off CC Sabathia to upend the New York Yankees, 5-1, in the opener of a three- game series.

Casey Kotchman, Kelly Shoppach and Johnny Damon each took Sabathia deep in the third inning, while Elliot Johnson and Evan Longoria joined the barrage in the Rays' fifth straight win.

David Price (10-10) held New York to six hits and one run over eight innings opposite Sabathia (16-7), who lasted eight frames as well despite a rare penchant for allowing the long ball. 


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