Devil Rays Beat Yankees 1-0

Published May 12th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays beat the New York Yankees 1-0 at Fenway Park Thursday with the help of pitcher Steve Trachsel.  

In a game that was replayed because of the heavy rain at the NY arena on Wednesday, made it the second straight 1-0 victory for Trachsel (3-2), who gave up three hits, struck out five and walked one in seven innings and also threw 104 pitches, 69 for strikes. 

The thirty-year-old held the Yankees hitless until Bernie Williams singled with two outs in the fourth. Williams moved to second on a wild pitch, but Trachsel got Tino Martinez to ground out.  


The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Chicago Cubs 14-8 in the longest game in National League history Thursday.  

The game, which took 4-hours and 22-minutes, featured 35 hits and 19 walks as the teams outbroke the previous record between Los Angeles and Colorado, which took 4 hours, 20 minutes on June 30, 1996. 

But this didn't seem to worry Milwaukee manager Davey Lopes saying, "You don't ever worry about the clock," quoted the Associated Press, "there's no slowdown time in baseball."  

Milwaukee's David Weathers struck out Sammy Sosa with the bases loaded on the 434th pitch of the game to finish it.  

And Cubs manager was unimpressed with his team's performance saying is was one of the ugliest games he witnessed and "that's what happens when you play sloppy baseball..." - (Agencies).

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