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Yankees' Ichiro Suzuki sprints to first base after

Yankees' Ichiro Suzuki sprints to first base after hitting the ball to Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Alex Cobb. (May 26, 2013) Photo Credit: AP

CC Sabathia struggled again as the Yankees dropped the finale of a three-game set to the Rays at Tropicana Field.

Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia delivers to Tampa
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Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia delivers to Tampa Bay Rays' Desmond Jennings during the first inning. (May 26, 2013)

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Alex Cobb delivers
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Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Alex Cobb delivers to Yankees' Brett Gardner during the first inning. (May 26, 2013)

Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon, left, argues
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Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon, left, argues with first base umpire James Hoye after Yankees' Jayson Nix was called safe at first base on a close play during the third inning. (May 26, 2013)

Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Ryan Roberts, left,
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Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Ryan Roberts, left, is late with the tag as Yankees' Jayson Nix steals second base during the third inning. (May 26, 2013)

Yankees' Ichiro Suzuki sprints to first base after
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Yankees' Ichiro Suzuki sprints to first base after hitting the ball to Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Alex Cobb. (May 26, 2013)

Tampa Bay Rays' Jose Lobaton reacts to the
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Tampa Bay Rays' Jose Lobaton reacts to the dugout after hitting an RBI single during the third inning off Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia. (May 26, 2013)

Rays third baseman Evan Longoria throws out Yankees'
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Rays third baseman Evan Longoria throws out Yankees' Ichiro Suzuki at first during the fifth inning. (May 26, 2013)

Rays' James Loney follows the flight of his
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Rays' James Loney follows the flight of his sixth-inning, two-run home run off Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia. (May 26, 2013)

Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia reacts as James
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Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia reacts as James Loney rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run during the sixth inning. (May 26, 2013)

Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia, right, talks to
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Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia, right, talks to catcher Austin Romine as Sabathia struggles during the sixth inning. (May 26, 2013)

Pitcher David Price of the Tampa Bay Rays
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Pitcher David Price of the Tampa Bay Rays talks with reporters just before the start of the game against the Yankees. (May 25, 2013)

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Matt Moore delivers
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Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Matt Moore delivers toYankees' Robinson Cano during the first inning. (May 25, 2013)

Manager Joe Maddon of the Tampa Bay Rays
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Manager Joe Maddon of the Tampa Bay Rays talks with reports just before the start of the game against the Yankees at Tropicana Field. (May 25, 2013)

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Matt Moore reacts
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Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Matt Moore reacts as he leaves the field after giving up a run to the Yankees during the first inning. (May 25, 2013)

Rays starting pitcher Matt Moore delivers to Yankees'
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Rays starting pitcher Matt Moore delivers to Yankees' Brett Gardner during the first inning. (May 25, 2013)

Yankees starting pitcher Vidal Nuno delivers to Tampa
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Yankees starting pitcher Vidal Nuno delivers to Tampa Bay Rays' Ryan Roberts during the first inning. (May 25, 2013)

Yankees starting pitcher Vidal Nuno delivers to Tampa
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Yankees starting pitcher Vidal Nuno delivers to Tampa Bay Rays' Desmond Jennings during the first inning. (May 25, 2013)

Yankees left fielder Curtis Granderson sits at the
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Yankees left fielder Curtis Granderson sits at the rail with his hand bandaged against the Tampa Bay Rays. (May 25, 2013)

Yankees shortstop Jayson Nix leaps to grab a
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Yankees shortstop Jayson Nix leaps to grab a line drive by Tampa Bay Rays' Luke Scott during the first inning. (May 25, 2013)

Tampa Bay Rays' Jose Molina, right, high-fives teammate
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Tampa Bay Rays' Jose Molina, right, high-fives teammate Luke Scott after Molina scored on a fifth-inning RBI double by Desmond Jennings off Yankees starting pitcher Vidal Nuno. (May 25, 2013)

Tampa Bay Rays' Desmond Jennings lines an RBI
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Tampa Bay Rays' Desmond Jennings lines an RBI double off Yankees starting pitcher Vidal Nuno. (May 25, 2013)

JOE GIRARDI, C .272, 8 HR, 153 RBIs
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JOE GIRARDI, C
.272, 8 HR, 153 RBIs
Current Yankees manager Girardi played for the Yankees from 1996-99. Girardi is a four-time World Series Champion and managed the Yankees to a championship in 2009. In 2006 while with the Marlins, he was named NL Manager of the Year. |

Infielder Robinson Cano of the Yankees smiles as
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Infielder Robinson Cano of the Yankees smiles as he plays catch just before the start of the game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. (May 25, 2013)

Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano, top, forces Tampa
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Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano, top, forces Tampa Bay Rays' Yunel Escobar at second but cannot turn a third-inning double play on Rays' Desmond Jennings. (May 25, 2013)

Tampa Bay Rays' Desmond Jennings, right, reacts in
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Tampa Bay Rays' Desmond Jennings, right, reacts in front of Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano after hitting an RBI double off Yankees starting pitcher Vidal Nuno during the fifth inning. (May 25, 2013)

Yankees manager Joe Girardi, left, and a trainer,
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Yankees manager Joe Girardi, left, and a trainer, center, check Curtis Granderson's wrist during the fifth inning. (May 24, 2013)

Yankees' Robinson Cano is hit with a fifth-inning,
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Yankees' Robinson Cano is hit with a fifth-inning, bases-loaded pitch by Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Cesar Ramos. (May 24, 2013)

Yankees' Chris Stewart hits a fifth-inning RBI single
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Yankees' Chris Stewart hits a fifth-inning RBI single off Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Cesar Ramos. (May 24, 2013)

Yankees' Ichiro Suzuki grounds out to Tampa Bay
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Yankees' Ichiro Suzuki grounds out to Tampa Bay Rays first baseman James Loney. (May 24, 2013)

Yankees' Lyle Overbay hits a fifth-inning single off
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Yankees' Lyle Overbay hits a fifth-inning single off Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Cesar Ramos. (May 24, 2013)

Yankees relief pitcher David Phelps delivers to Tampa
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Yankees relief pitcher David Phelps delivers to Tampa Bay Rays' Matt Joyce during the first inning. (May 24, 2013)

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Roberto Hernandez delivers
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Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Roberto Hernandez delivers to Yankees' Brett Gardner during the first inning. (May 24, 2013)

Yankees' Brett Gardner follows the flight of his
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Yankees' Brett Gardner follows the flight of his fourth-inning, two-run home run off Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Roberto Hernandez. (May 24, 2013)

Yankees' Brett Gardner, right, high-fives teammate Chris Stewart
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Yankees' Brett Gardner, right, high-fives teammate Chris Stewart after Gardner hit a two-run home run off Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Roberto Hernandez in the fourth inning. (May 24, 2013)

Yankees starting pitcher David Phelps delivers to Tampa
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Yankees starting pitcher David Phelps delivers to Tampa Bay Rays' Matt Joyce during the first inning. (May 24, 2013)

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