If neither team scores an earned run, how is there a winner?
Tampa Bay's James Shields committed a costly throwing error in the 7th to allow the only run of the game, even though it was not earned. Couple that with C.C. Sabathia's complete game shutout and that makes a 1-0 Yankee win.
"All I had to do was lob it over there and I ended up air-mailing it," Shields said of his errant throw. "Ninety-nine times out of 100, I'm going to make that play. And I'm not going to think twice about it."
Sabathia pitched exceptionally well by pitching all 9 innings, giving up only 4 hits and striking out 9. The big Yankee and Shields exchanged zero's across the game for almost the entire game.
"You usually don't win a 1-0 game like that," Girardi said. "But just Upton trying to double up Robbie, and he throws it away, and it's going to happen. And then Shields has picked so many guys off, second or third this year, and he just made a bad throw, and we got a break."
Sabathia extended his scoreless innings streak to 23 2/3 innings, which is a career best. This was also his 6th straight win.
Cano's Heading to the Derby
The always entertaining Home Run Derby starts Monday night at 8p.m.
For Yankee fans this year will be even more exciting as second baseman Robinson Cano will try to capture the Home Run Crown.
Even though Cano may not be considered your typical home run hitter, anything can happen at the Derby and upsets are common.
Cano has 15 homers through the first half of the season, less than half of Toronto's Jose Bautista who is considered the favorite.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun