CC Sabathia was dominant in the Yankees 10-0 win. Sabathia went 7 2/3 innings before giving up a hit. He struck out five, and allowed one hit.

AP Photo/Charles Krupa

Initial Reaction:

This game was all about the big man. CC dominated from the start. Que the music…

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Positives From The Game:

Defense, Defense, Defense: See Below.

Robinson Cano hit his second home run of the season, a 4th inning two-run blast off Rays starter, Wade Davis.

Mark Teixeira picked up his first three hits of the season, a 5th inning double down the first base line, and singles in the 8th and 9th innings. He also made an extremely athletic play in the 6th inning to keep the no-hitter alive.

Alex Rodriguez picked up two hits as well. More importantly in the 7th inning, he preserved Sabathia’s no-hitter on an athletic diving stop on a BJ Upton sharp ground ball.

Brett Gardner is back in the lineup. He went 2 for 4, scored two runs and stole a base. Hitting .385 on the young season!

See, the Yankees need Brett the Jet in there.

Negatives From The Game:

This isn’t really a negative, but with Curtis Granderson on 2nd with two outs in the 6th inning, Brett Gardner hit a single to left field. Rays’ left fielder, Carl Crawford has one of the better arm in the left field and threw Granderson out at the plate. As soon as I saw Crawford grab the ball and Granderson was only getting to third base, I knew he was a dead duck at home. Rays catcher, Kelly Shoppach made a great block of home plate.

Interesting Facts:

7 2/3: The longest no-hit bid CC Sabathia has ever had.

179: Number of pitches that the Yankees saw in the win.

What’s Next?: The Yankees and Rays will meet in the rubber game of this three game set Sunday at 1:40.

Projected Starters: AJ Burnett(0-0, 5.40) vs. James Shields(0-0, 4.50)