Tampa Bay Rays defeat New York Yankees, 10-3

If the Yankees don't win the AL East title, there is a good chance they will look back on Thursday night's game as one where they lost control of the race.

With Cy Young candidate CC Sabathia on the mound and a chance to open the lead on the Tampa Bay Rays to 2 1/2 games and even a season series that would be used as the first tiebreaker should the two teams finish even, the Yankees fell flat.

The Rays reached Sabathia and reliever Joba Chamberlain for seven runs in ...