And more, they couldn't have done it without the Rays' help. David Price got off to a good start when he froze Derek Jeter with a fastball. Curtis Granderson, though, followed with a bloop single, and stole second after Mark Teixeira flew out. That brought Robinson Cano to the plate with two down and a runner in scoring position, and after an eight-pitch battle, this happened:
Ben Zobrist flubbed a routine grounder, allowing Granderson to come around to score. Instead of there being three outs, it was 1-0 New York.
It could've been worse. After the error, Nick Swisher walked, but Price retired Andruw Jones to end the frame. Still, with the error leading to a run and several extra pitches...it feels stupid to say, but this isn't how the Rays wanted to start. I'm so profound.