NY Yankees 6, Tampa Bay 5
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(88-58)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Tampa Bay 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 5 9 3
NY Yankees 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 X 6 11 0
WP: D. Marte (1-3) S: M. Rivera (34)
LP: J.P. Howell (6-1)
(78-70)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Bot 1st: NY Yankees
- A. Rodriguez hit sacrifice fly to deep center, B. Gardner scored
Top 4th: Tampa Bay
- B. Zobrist homered to deep right, D. Navarro, A. Iwamura and F. Perez scored
Bot 4th: NY Yankees
- W. Betemit homered to deep right
- B. Gardner grounded out to second, I. Rodriguez scored
Bot 7th: NY Yankees
- B. Abreu reached on fielder's choice, D. Jeter to second on shortstop B. Zobrist's throwing error, D. Jeter scored, B. Abreu to second on right fielder G. Gross' fielding error
- X. Nady singled to center, B. Abreu scored
Top 9th: Tampa Bay
- E. Longoria singled to right center, G. Gross scored
 Tampa Bay
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
A. Iwamura 2b 3 1 0 0 2 3 3 .278
B. Zobrist ss 4 1 2 4 0 1 1 .229
    E. Longoria ph 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 .282
D. Johnson 1b 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .250
    J. Ruggiano lf 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .219
C. Floyd dh 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 .272
    J. Gomes ph-dh 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .177
W. Aybar 3b 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .256
E. Hinske lf 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 .247
    C. Pena 1b 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .247
D. Navarro c 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 .297
G. Gross rf 3 1 3 0 1 0 0 .256
F. Perez cf 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 .190
 Totals 33 5 9 5 5 7 16  
 Batting
2B - B Zobrist (8, S Ponson).
HR - B Zobrist (8, 4th inning off S Ponson 3 on, 1 Out).
S - F Perez.
RBI - B Zobrist 4 (23), E Longoria (74).
2-out RBI - E Longoria.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - E Hinske 1, W Aybar 1, A Iwamura 2.
GIDP - D Navarro, F Perez.
Team LOB - 7.
 Fielding
E - D Navarro (5, throw); B Zobrist (7, throw); G Gross (1, catch).
 NY Yankees
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
B. Gardner cf-lf 4 2 0 1 1 2 3 .171
D. Jeter ss 3 1 3 0 1 0 0 .303
B. Abreu rf 4 1 1 1 1 0 2 .297
A. Rodriguez dh 3 0 0 1 1 1 5 .306
X. Nady lf 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 .289
    M. Cabrera cf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242
R. Cano 2b 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 .260
W. Betemit 1b 4 1 1 1 0 3 3 .257
I. Rodriguez c 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .279
C. Ransom 3b 4 0 2 0 0 2 1 .500
 Totals 34 6 11 5 4 8 18  
 Batting
2B - R Cano (30, G Balfour).
HR - W Betemit (6, 4th inning off M Garza 0 on, 0 Out).
S - D Jeter.
SF - A Rodriguez.
RBI - A Rodriguez (96), W Betemit (22), B Gardner (10), X Nady (31), B Abreu (89).
2-out RBI - X Nady, B Abreu.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - W Betemit 2, A Rodriguez 1, X Nady 1, R Cano 2, B Gardner 1.
Team LOB - 10.
 Base Running
SB - I Rodriguez (9, 2nd base off M Garza/D Navarro), B Gardner (8, 2nd base off C Bradford/D Navarro).
 
 Fielding
DP - 2 (P Coke-R Cano-W Betemit, D Jeter-W Betemit).
 Tampa Bay
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
M. Garza 5.0 6 3 3 3 3 1 3.60
J.P. Howell (L, 6-1; BS, 2) 1.2 1 2 0 0 4 0 2.40
G. Balfour 0.1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1.62
C. Bradford 1.0 2 1 1 1 0 0 2.15
 NY Yankees
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
S. Ponson 3.1 6 4 4 4 2 1 5.25
P. Coke 2.2 1 0 0 1 2 0 0.00
D. Marte (W, 1-3) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 5.87
J. Chamberlain (H, 14) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.59
M. Rivera (S, 34) 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 1.55
WP - G Balfour.
BALK - M Garza.
Pitches-strikes - M Garza 83-47; J Howell 22-18; G Balfour 17-11; C Bradford 15-10; S Ponson 82-43; P Coke 23-16; D Marte 12-7; J Chamberlain 11-7; M Rivera 17-11.
Ground balls-fly balls - M Garza 6-6; J Howell 2-0; G Balfour 0-0; C Bradford 3-0; S Ponson 8-0; P Coke 5-1; D Marte 0-1; J Chamberlain 3-0; M Rivera 1-1.
Batters faced - M Garza 24; J Howell 7; G Balfour 3; C Bradford 6; S Ponson 20; P Coke 8; D Marte 3; J Chamberlain 3; M Rivera 5.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Bruce Dreckman. 1B--Gerry Davis. 2B--Rob Drake. 3B--Kevin Causey.
Time: 3:11.
Attendance: 53,568.
Weather: 76 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, right to left.

Updated on Saturday, Sep 13, 2008 10:44 pm ET

 
 Top Batters
 Tampa Bay
B. Zobrist Ben Zobrist
2-4, 1 HR
4 RBI
 NY Yankees
D. Jeter Derek Jeter
3-3