ST. PETERSBURG -- With five innings in the books, and Jake Odorizzi and Masahiro Tanaka combining to retire 27 of the previous 28 batters they had faced, the Rays and Yankees were officially locked in a classic pitchers' duel Saturday night at Tropicana Field.
Then the sixth inning arrived. Odorizzi's command departed. And the Yankees never looked back.
Michael Kolligian is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.