NY Yankees 8, Tampa Bay 4
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(88-59)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Tampa Bay 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 7 1
NY Yankees 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 X 8 10 1
WP: C. Pavano (3-1) S: M. Rivera (35)
LP: E. Jackson (11-11)
(79-70)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Bot 1st: NY Yankees
- A. Rodriguez homered to deep right, J. Damon, D. Jeter and J. Giambi scored
Top 2nd: Tampa Bay
- F. Perez homered to deep right, E. Hinske and D. Navarro scored
Bot 2nd: NY Yankees
- J. Giambi homered to deep right, D. Jeter scored
Bot 5th: NY Yankees
- D. Jeter homered to deep right
Top 6th: Tampa Bay
- A. Iwamura walked, C. Floyd scored, E. Hinske to third, F. Perez to second
Bot 8th: NY Yankees
- W. Betemit singled to center, A. Rodriguez scored
 Tampa Bay
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
A. Iwamura 2b 3 0 0 1 2 0 3 .277
J. Bartlett ss 5 0 1 0 0 0 4 .278
C. Pena 1b 5 0 0 0 0 3 2 .244
E. Longoria 3b 5 0 1 0 0 1 1 .281
C. Floyd dh 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 .277
    W. Aybar ph-dh 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 .255
D. Navarro c 4 1 0 0 0 1 4 .294
E. Hinske lf 3 1 1 0 1 1 1 .248
G. Gross rf 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .253
F. Perez cf 3 1 2 3 1 0 0 .250
 Totals 35 4 7 4 6 7 21  
 Batting
2B - C Floyd (13, C Pavano).
HR - F Perez (1, 2nd inning off C Pavano 2 on, 2 Out).
RBI - F Perez 3 (3), A Iwamura (42).
2-out RBI - F Perez 3, A Iwamura.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - J Bartlett 2, W Aybar 1, A Iwamura 2.
Team LOB - 10.
 Fielding
E - C Pena (2, pop up).
DP - 2 (E Longoria-A Iwamura-C Pena, J Bartlett-A Iwamura-C Pena).
 NY Yankees
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
J. Damon lf 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 .306
D. Jeter ss 4 3 3 1 0 0 1 .306
J. Giambi 1b 3 2 1 2 1 1 0 .248
    M. Cabrera rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242
A. Rodriguez dh 4 2 2 4 0 2 0 .307
X. Nady rf-1b 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .282
R. Cano 2b 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .260
    W. Betemit 3b 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 .260
I. Rodriguez c 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .278
C. Ransom 3b-2b 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .421
B. Gardner cf 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .165
 Totals 33 8 10 8 1 5 4  
 Batting
2B - I Rodriguez (20, E Jackson); D Jeter (25, E Jackson); A Rodriguez (33, D Price).
HR - A Rodriguez (34, 1st inning off E Jackson 3 on, 0 Out), J Giambi (30, 2nd inning off E Jackson 1 on, 2 Out), D Jeter (11, 5th inning off D Price 0 on, 0 Out).
RBI - A Rodriguez 4 (100), J Giambi 2 (92), D Jeter (68), W Betemit (23).
2-out RBI - J Giambi 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - C Ransom 1, B Gardner 1.
GIDP - D Jeter, I Rodriguez.
Team LOB - 2.
 Fielding
E - C Ransom (1, ground ball).
 Tampa Bay
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
E. Jackson (L, 11-11) 2.0 6 6 6 1 1 2 4.33
D. Price 5.1 3 2 2 0 4 1 3.38
J. Hammel 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.60
 NY Yankees
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
C. Pavano (W, 3-1) 5.1 5 4 3 2 3 1 5.26
E. Ramirez 0.1 1 0 0 1 0 0 4.05
D. Marte (H, 9) 1.1 0 0 0 2 1 0 5.40
B. Bruney (H, 9) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.10
J. Veras 0.2 1 0 0 1 1 0 3.54
M. Rivera (S, 35) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.54
Pitches-strikes - E Jackson 53-33; D Price 87-55; J Hammel 4-4; C Pavano 97-59; E Ramirez 9-3; D Marte 25-12; B Bruney 13-7; J Veras 24-14; M Rivera 8-5.
Ground balls-fly balls - E Jackson 2-3; D Price 8-4; J Hammel 2-0; C Pavano 6-7; E Ramirez 0-1; D Marte 0-3; B Bruney 0-2; J Veras 0-1; M Rivera 0-0.
Batters faced - E Jackson 13; D Price 19; J Hammel 2; C Pavano 24; E Ramirez 3; D Marte 6; B Bruney 3; J Veras 4; M Rivera 1.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Gerry Davis. 1B--Rob Drake. 2B--Brian Gorman. 3B--Bruce Dreckman.
Time: 3:15.
Attendance: 54,279.
Weather: 83 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 11 mph, right to left.
Game Notes
THE HOME RUN BY TAMPA BAY CENTER FIELDER FERNANDO PEREZ IN THE SECOND INNING WAS THE FIRST OF HIS MAJOR LEAGUE CAREER.
NEW YORK SECOND BASEMAN ROBINSON CANO LEFT THE GAME IN THE TOP OF THE FIFTH INNING WITH AN UNDISCLOSED INJURY.

Updated on Sunday, Sep 14, 2008 4:29 pm ET

 
 Top Batters
 Tampa Bay
F. Perez Fernando Perez
2-3, 1 HR
3 RBI
 NY Yankees
A. Rodriguez Alex Rodriguez
2-4, 1 HR
4 RBI