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Severino sharp, steals a popup, too, as Yankees top Rays 4-1

In his latest peak performance, Luis Severino took matters into his own hands — and glove.

Severino jumped to steal away a popup from catcher Gary Sanchez while pitching eight sharp innings, leading the New York Yankees over the Tampa Bay Rays 4-1 Saturday.

"He didn't say, 'I got it' and I was there," Severino quipped. "So you know I went for the ball. . He said, 'You took it from my glove.'"

Giancarlo Stanton and Sanchez hit back-to-back home runs as New York won for the 13th time in 16 games. It was the Rays' 18th loss in 22 games at Yankee Stadium.

Severino (10-2) simply overwhelmed a weak-hitting Rays lineup that has produced just...

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