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Sabathia Comes Within Four Outs of a No-Hitter As Yankees Roll

class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;">CC Sabathia (1-0) was four outs away from pitching the 12th no-hitter in Yankees history. But with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning, Kelly Shoppach, who was Sabathia’s teammate in Cleveland from 2006-08, singled to left to end the no-hit bid. While Sabathia was nearly flawless on the mound, New York pounded out 10 runs on 14 hits in a 10-0 shutout Saturday afternoon at Tropicana Field.

Sabathia retired the first 12 Rays before walking Evan Longoria to lead off the bottom of the fifth inning. The no-hit bid was preserved by Mark Teixeira, who made a diving catch of a liner off the bat of Willy Aybar to end the sixth inning. Alex Rodriguez also made a diving stop on a hard grounder and Teixeira scopped ...

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