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CC Sabathia Flirts With No-Hitter as New York Yankees Shut Out Rays

just couldn't wait to get out there.

Manager Joe Girardi appeared to be out of the dugout before Kelly Shoppach's line drive single to left hit the turf in front of Brett Gardner with two outs in the eighth inning.

It was the Rays' first hit of the afternoon off CC Sabathia and with the big lefty at 111 pitches in his second start of the season, Girardi basically sprinted onto the field to pull his pitcher from the game with an 8-0 lead.

When the skipper actually got Chan Ho Park up in the bullpen with the no-hitter still intact in the seventh, you have to wonder whether Girardi might have been rooting for Sabathia to give up a hit.

That's the pitch-count obsessed era we live in, but it was the only negative from a very ...

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