Aaron Hicks clubbed a solo shot on the first pitch of the fifth inning.

The Yankees’ bullpen shut down the Rays for the final three innings. Chad Green, Dellin Betances and Aroldis Chapman each pitched scoreless innings. Chapman got his 19th save in 20 tries.

The win was the Yankees second in four games. They are 8-2 in their last 10 games. The win brought them into a tie with the Red Sox for first place in the American League East. Boston Quality Cheap Jerseys was set to face the Mariners in Seattle later in the night.

In his six career races, all wins, he has always come out the gate cleanly. Smith and Justify were sending a message. The idea was to get exactly where they wanted to be on the race track in the lead. And they got there before any other horse settled in.

They had the lead and what helped even more not that they needed help was that nobody was going to react to the challenge. Justify won wire to wire in the Triple Crown’s most grueling race.

Bill Mott, the trainer of third-place finisher Hofburg, pointed out afterward that there was no pace and nobody tried to put any pressure on Justify. They kind of let him walk the dog. But can’t doubt him now. There’s no way. Give him credit. He did it right up on the pace and everybody had their opportunity to take a shot at him.

Over his 14 years in the NFL, Lee has earned three Pro Bowl selections (2007, ’09 and ’11) and three first-team All-Pro nods (2007, ’11 and ’12). He played the first 11 years of his career with the San Francisco 49ers before one-year stints with the Cleveland Browns and Carolina Panthers. The Cardinals signed Lee as an unrestricted free Soccer Cheap Jerseys agent just before the start of 2017.

Other noteworthy NFL player news from Wednesday:

1. The New York Jets inked former second-round pick Courtney Upshaw after a successful minicamp tryout, according to Rapoport. He spent the first six seasons of his NFL career with the Baltimore Ravens and Atlanta Falcons.

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