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Rays’ offense shut down in 5-1 loss in 12 to Yanks

Tampa Bay Rays' James Loney, right, slides in to score on a sacrifice fly from Matt Joyce as New York Yankees catcher John Ryan Murphy awaits a late throw during the seventh inning of a baseball game on Sunday, April 20, 2014, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — After two high-scoring days, the Tampa Bay Rays’ offense was shut down again in the finale against the New York Yankees.

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Villanueva comes up short in Cubs 8-2 loss to Reds

Cincinnati Reds starter Homer Bailey delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs in Chicago, Sunday, April 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

CHICAGO (AP) — Carlos Villanueva had a better start than his last appearance. He just couldn’t finish off innings that left him with a similar outcome.

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Curtis Granderson lifts Mets over Braves 4-3 in 14

Atlanta Braves catcher Evan Gattis, left, looks after New York Met's Curtis Granderson's sacrifice fly during the fourteenth inning of the baseball game at Citi Field, Sunday, April 20, 2014 in New York. The Mets defeated the Braves in extra innings 4-3. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NEW YORK (AP) — It took all afternoon before Curtis Granderson finally generated some goodwill at Citi Field.

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Hughes picks up win as Twins top Royals, 8-3

CORRECTS TO PITCHER PHIL HUGHES NOT SCOTT ULLGER - Minnesota Twins pitcher Phil Hughes throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It is customary in baseball for a pitcher to be awarded a commemorative baseball after his first big league win, a nice keepsake to reflect upon years down the road.

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Anna, Beltran key Yankees’ 5-1, 12-inning win

New York Yankees' Brett Gardner, right, follows through on a fly ball to Tampa Bay Rays right fielder Wil Myers in front of  Rays catcher Ryan Hanigan during the fourth inning of a baseball game on Sunday, April 20, 2014, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Originally called a catch, the play was overturned on appeal and Garner was awarded a double with Alfonso Soriano scoring on the play. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Dean Anna drew a bases-loaded walk on a full-count pitch with two outs in the 12th inning and Carlos Beltran followed with a two-run single as the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-1 on Sunday.

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