Rays Vs. Yankees: Ben Zobrist Error Puts New York On Top

We're underway in front of a packed but not capacity crowd in St. Petersburg, and it didn't take long for the New York Yankees to establish an early advantage over the Tampa Bay Rays.

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:

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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.

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