Both Shields and Sabathia kept the offenses guessing, never allowing more than one baserunner an inning for much of the game. In the bottom of the fifth, however, Sabathia got in some trouble. He allowed a walk to Eliot johnson who scored when Sam Fuld drove a triple to right, giving the Rays a 2-0 lead.
Jeter drove a one out double to center in the eighth, waking up the Yankees’ offense a bit. Mark Teixeira popped out to third, but Cano knocked a double down the right field line, plating Jeter for the Yankees’ lone run of the game. In the top of the ninth Russell Martin singled to left, but Eduardo Nunez and Curtis Granderson were unable to do anything, each striking out as the Rays took the 2-1 win.
Mark Teixeira: Teix went 0-4 with two runners left on base.
Nick Swisher: Swisher went 0-4 with a strikeout and four runners left on base.