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Revis Throws Out First Pitch at Tampa Before Rays Defeat Yankees

Tampa Bay Rays Players Ryan Roberts & Evan Longoria
Infielder Ryan Roberts of the Tampa Bay Rays is congratulated by Evan Longoria after his second home run of the game against the New York Yankees at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. Photographer: J. Meric/Getty Images

April 23 (Bloomberg) -- Darrelle Revis, acquired by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers two days ago in a trade with the New York Jets, threw out the ceremonial first pitch yesterday before the host Tampa Bay Rays defeated the New York Yankees 5-1.

Revis, a three-time All-Pro cornerback, was cheered by fans at the game, hours after being introduced at a news conference as the newest member of the National Football League’s Buccaneers.

Rays starting pitcher Matt Moore then limited the Yankees to two hits over eight innings in St. Petersburg, Florida, to improve his record to 4-0 this Major League Baseball season.

Ryan Roberts hit two solo home runs for Tampa. Both came off Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia, who gave up five runs over seven innings. Yunel Escobar added a two-run homer for the Rays (9-10), who have won eight of their past 10 games against the Yankees (10-8) at Tropicana Field. Sabathia allowed all three homers in the first three innings.

Robinson Cano had the Yankees’ only two hits, including a solo home run in the fourth inning.

The Boston Red Sox, who lead the American League East division, improved to 13-6 by beating the Oakland Athletics 9-6 as Mike Napoli hit a grand slam and drove in five runs.

The Baltimore Orioles (11-8) are in second place in the AL East -- a half-game ahead of the Yankees -- after beating the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1 on Nick Markakis’s run-scoring single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning.

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