Rays Shutout Yankees; Bombers Off To An 0-3 Start
Jeremy Hellickson (1-0) threw 8 2/3 innings of three-hit ball as the Tampa Rays swept season opening series from the Yankees with a 3-0 win over New York on Sunday.
Fernando Rodney came on to secure the final out and picked up his second save in two days.
Yankees starter Phil Hughes (0-1) pitched just 4 2/3 innings giving up five hits and 2 earned runs – a Matt Joyce RBI triple and a solo-homer for Carlos Pena, his second of the season.
Jeff Keppinger got Tampa’s third run on a solo-home run in the sixth off Boone Logan.
Ivan Nova will look for New York’s first win of the year on Monday night in Baltimore against Brian Matusz.