Upton Hits for Cycle As Rays Trounce C.C., Yanks 13-4

C.C. got roughed up early and often last night, giving up nine runs five earned on eight hits and five walks, lasting just 2 2/3 as the Yanks got waxed 13-4 in that dump in St. Pete’s.  B.J. Upton hit for the cycle by the fifth inning, a good indication on just how poorly the Yanks fared tonight.  Price hit Teixeira on the left hand in the first inning, probably a retaliation for C.C.’s knocking Carlos Pena out for the year.  Thankfully, Teixeira was fine.  Juan Miranda homered, the firs of his major-league career and the 242nd of the year for the Yankees, tying the franchise record set in 2004.  It was a gigantic blast to right center that cleared all the seats and bounced around the concourse.

Ugly night  but, if it was going to happen to C.C., far better for it to be tonight than in the playoffs.  The guy has been a horse for the Yanks, and rarely slips up.  Tonight, he did.  The offense did little off Price; a smelly game all around that I shut off at 9-1, and didn’t miss one bit.  Pettite (14-7, 4.11 ERA) faces Niemann (12-6, 3.94 ERA) tomorrow evening.

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