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Chamberlain struggles in first start

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Yankees right-hander Joba Chamberlain has struggled in his first spring training start, allowing five runs, three hits and three walks in New York's 12-7 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays.

Chamberlain, slowed by flulike symptoms this week, pitched 1 1-3 innings Friday in relief of Phil Hughes, his main rival for the Yankees' fifth starter spot.

Chamberlain replaced Hughes to the start the third and gave up three runs two hits and two walks during the inning. He left with runners on second and third and one out in the fourth.

Hughes allowed one run and one hit, a solo shot in the first by Rodriguez, in two innings.

Tampa Bay left-hander David Price allowed two hits over 1 2-3 scoreless innings. He struck out two and walked one.