CC Sabathia, who before the game was named to the All-Star game after being snubbed in the initial selection process, substantiated the honor by recording a 1-0 complete game shutout against the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday afternoon.
Continuing a recent trend of excellence, the burley left-hander struck out 9 while surrendering only 4 hits and 1 walk. In his last ten starts, Sabathia is 9-1 with a 2.42 ERA.Rays starter James Shields, also an All-Star, matched Sabathia for much of the game but suffered the loss due to an errant throw on a pick-off attempt of Robinson Cano in the seventh inning. Cano lead off the inning with a single and and advanced to third when Rays center fielder B. J. Upton threw a ball into the seats trying to chase back the runner after a fly-out.
Shields's throw seemed to catch both Cano and third baseman Sean Rodriguez off guard and sailed down the left field line allowing the only run of the game to score.
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