ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Everything was clicking for CC Sabathia. His pitches were humming, Yankees batters were in a groove and the defense even turned a triple play. Sabathia pitched seven innings for a rare win at Tropicana Field, leading New York past David Price and the Tampa Bay Rays 10-2 Thursday night in a matchup of former AL Cy Young Award winners. Sabathia (2-2) allowed two runs and seven hits, improving to 2-7 in 12 starts at Tropicana Field since joining the Yankees in 2009.

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Sean Rodriguez of the Tampa Bay Rays has grounded into a triple play for the second time in his career. The Rays had runners on first and second in the second inning Thursday night against the Yankees. Rodriguez hit a hard grounder off CC Sabathia that rookie third baseman Yangervis Solarte fielded, and he stepped on the bag to retire Evan Longoria. Solarte threw to second baseman Brian Roberts to get Wil Myers.

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Case in point, the rule came into play in two recent games involving American League West teams. Seattle Mariners left fielder Dustin Ackley had a particularly tough time with the rule in a 3-1 loss to the Oakland Athletics at Safeco Field on Saturday. First baseman Brandon Moss’ apparent flyout in the third inning turned into an RBI single when Ackley dropped the ball during the transfer. However, Moss was called out for passing third baseman Josh Donaldson, who thought the ball was caught and retreated to first.

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No matter the challenges, Masahiro Tanaka is making a smooth transition from Japan to the major leagues for one major reason: his split-fingered fastball. Tanaka allowed two bunt hits in eight dominant innings on a frigid Wednesday, Carlos Beltran homered for the third straight game and New York welcomed the Chicago Cubs to the current Yankee Stadium with a 3-0 victory in the opener of a day-night doubleheader. It’s not something you’re going to be able to handle,” Cubs manager Rick Renteria said. Tanaka (2-0) gave up a replay-aided hit to Junior Lake in the second inning, and Anthony Rizzo pushed a bunt toward a vacated third base with a shifted infield leading off the seventh.

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Reuters sports schedule at 1400 GMT on Wednesday: – - – - SOCCER Premier League (1845) Everton v Crystal Palace Manchester City v Sunderland City bid to close on leaders, Everton aim to retake fourth LONDON – Third-placed Manchester City welcome bottom club Sunderland, aiming to close the gap on Premier League leaders Liverpool to four points while Everton will try to recapture fourth spot when they host improving Crystal Palace. …

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Reuters sports schedule at 0001 GMT on Wednesday: – - – - NBA Clippers look to set franchise mark for wins The Los Angeles Clippers, one win away from setting a new single-season franchise record for wins, host the Denver Nuggets on the penultimate night of the regular season in one of two games on the NBA schedule. …

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The San Diego Padres signed second baseman Jedd Gyorko to a contract through the 2019 season with a club option for the 2020 season, the team announced Monday. Gyorko, 25, enjoyed a breakout season during his rookie campaign in 2013, leading the Padres with 23 home runs and 63 RBIs while hitting .249 with 62 runs scored and 26 doubles in 125 games played. His 23 home runs led all major league rookies in 2013 and were the third-most ever by a rookie second baseman in major league history. —Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia does not have a fracture in his left wrist, ESPNBoston.com reported.

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Masahiro Tanaka’s career with the New York Yankees is off to a good start despite some struggles in the early innings, an issue he hopes to correct Tuesday night in the opener of a two-game series against the visiting Chicago Cubs. The Yankees (7-6) handed him a two-run lead in Toronto in his major league debut April 4, but he allowed a home run to the first hitter he faced and two more runs in the second inning before settling down to face one batter over the minimum in his final five innings to earn a 7-3 win. The right-hander took the mound again Wednesday against Baltimore in his first appearance at Yankee Stadium, allowing a three-run homer in the second but three more singles in his last five innings of a 5-4 loss. “From the time when I was in Japan, I would always think that if I gave up a run, I would think to myself that I’m not going to give up any more runs.” He’ll now be trying to pitch the banged-up Yankees to a season-best third straight win after they beat Boston 3-2 on Sunday night to take three of four in the series.

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With a little help from the replay room, Carlos Beltran and the banged-up Yankees did just enough to hold off Boston. Beltran hit a two-run homer, Ivan Nova rebounded from a rough outing, and New York beat the Red Sox 3-2 Sunday night with the aid of another disputed video review that led to the ejection of Boston manager John Farrell. Ichiro Suzuki robbed David Ortiz of extra bases in the eighth inning, crashing into the outfield fence for a spectacular catch, and New York took three of four in the first series of the season between the longtime rivals. Beltran had three hits and was pressed into his first career appearance at first base when Francisco Cervelli was injured.

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Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell has been ejected after arguing a call that was overturned on replay in favor of the New York Yankees. With runners at the corners and one out in the fourth inning Sunday night, the Red Sox thought they turned an inning-ending double play on Francisco Cervelli’s grounder. First base umpire Bob Davidson called Cervelli out on a bang-bang play, and Cervelli grabbed his right hamstring as he tumbled to the ground. Yankees manager Joe Girardi challenged the call, which was overturned after a 3-minute replay review.

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