CC Sabathia has lowered his ERA with each start this season, and tonight’s was his best of the year. The Yankees ace struck out 10 and didn’t allow an earned run in a 5-3 win against the Rays. He pitched eight innings for the fourth start in a row and has gone 5-0 after taking no decisions in his first two starts of the season. Sabathia would have held the Rays scoreless — and might have lasted long enough for the complete game — if not for two costly errors by Eduardo Nunez, one in each of the first two innings. The Yankees tied the game with a two-run second inning, and the took the lead on Robinson Cano’s two-run homer in the fifth. This was Cano’s fourth straight game with an extra base hit. He’d gone without one in his previous 10 games. Rafael Soriano closed it out for his third save since leading the league with 45 in 2010.
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