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MLB: What We Can Take from New York Yankees' Opening Game Against Rays
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By now, most of you are well aware of the heartbreaker that was today's opening game for the New York Yankees.

Just in case you didn't know, here's a quick rundown.

The Tampa Bay Rays jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the first, when CC Sabathia served up a grand slam to Carlos Pena.

The Yankees answered in the top of the second with two runs of their own. Raul Ibanez recorded an RBI groundout, and Mark Teixeira scored on a wild pitch.

Nick Swisher then added on an RBI of his own in the top of third, and with runners now on first and second, Ibanez did some more damage. He launched a three-run home run to give the Yankees a 6-4 lead.

Evan Longoria answered in the bottom of the third with a solo home run, cutting the lead to one.

No more runs were scored until the bottom of the ninth, when Ben Zobrist hit a game-tying triple off Mariano Rivera.

With the bases loaded later on in the inning, Pena struck again. He launched a ball deep into the outfield for a walk-off single.

There was much to take away from today's opening game against the Rays.

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