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Big finale: Yanks spank Rays
Long balls lead to split
Bobby Abreu and Hideki Matsui both hit three-run homers in New York's six-run first inning, providing a big lead for Jaret Wright, who notched his 11th win. Johnny Damon added a solo shot in the third, and Andy Cannizaro hit his first big-league homer in the eighth.
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 Abreu's three-run shot
 Matsui's goes deep in first
Yankees 16, Devil Rays 1
Bobby Abreu rounds the bases after his three-run homer in the first inning. (Chris O'Meara/AP)
Series at a glance:
Rays overpowered in finale
Starter Jae Seo was touched for six runs in the first inning and was gone before the end of the second, allowing eight runs on seven hits, including two home runs, in the last game at Tropicana Field this season. Ty Wigginton homered in the sixth inning for Tampa Bay's only run.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: September 25, 2006
NYY
NY Yankees (94-62)
Won 1
NY Yankees 16, Tampa Bay 1   TB
Tampa Bay (60-96)
Lost 1
September 25, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Yankees
6 2 1 0 0 3 0 1 3   16 20 0
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0   1 8 1
Standings thru 9/25/06  |  Gameday  |  Yankees Stats  |  Devil Rays Stats
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, CF3211001.291
  Guiel, LF2110000.248
Jeter, SS4320100.340
  Green, 3B1000012.184
Abreu, RF4344000.300
  Thompson, RF2000002.296
Rodriguez, 3B3121101.284
  1-Cannizaro, PR-3B-SS1311100.400
Sheffield, 1B4011004.296
  Cairo, 1B-2B1013100.237
Cano, 2B4121013.342
  a-Wilson, PH-1B2000012.255
Matsui, DH4134001.297
  b-Phillips, PH-DH1010000.243
Posada, C4010003.275
  Fasano, C1000002.219
Cabrera, LF-CF4100101.280
Totals451620165322 

a-Popped out for Cano in the 8th. b-Singled for Matsui in the 8th.
1-Ran for Rodriguez in the 6th.

BATTING
2B: Jeter (37, Seo), Rodriguez (24, Salas), Cairo (11, McClung).
HR: Abreu (13, 1st inning off Seo, 2 on, 0 out), Matsui (8, 1st inning off Seo, 2 on, 1 out), Damon (23, 3rd inning off Meadows, 0 on, 2 out), Cannizaro (1, 8th inning off Switzer, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Damon 4; Guiel; Jeter 3; Abreu 7; Rodriguez 3; Cannizaro 4; Sheffield; Cairo 2; Cano 2; Matsui 6; Phillips; Posada.
RBI: Abreu 4 (103), Matsui 4 (28), Cano (74), Damon (78), Rodriguez (117), Sheffield (20), Cannizaro (1), Cairo 3 (29).
2-out RBI: Cano; Damon; Matsui; Cairo 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cano; Posada; Fasano; Wilson.
GIDP: Sheffield; Posada.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
DP: (Rodriguez-Cano-Sheffield).

 
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Baldelli, CF5020002.308
Young, RF4020001.333
Crawford, LF3000102.303
  Hollins, LF0000100.225
Norton, 1B5000027.285
Wigginton, 2B4121012.276
Witt, DH4020011.170
Navarro, C3000102.254
Upton, 3B3000113.237
Zobrist, SS3000113.230
Totals341815623 

BATTING
2B: Young (9, Wright), Witt (2, Wright).
HR: Wigginton (24, 6th inning off Wright, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Baldelli 2; Young 3; Wigginton 5; Witt 3.
RBI: Wigginton (74).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wigginton; Baldelli; Zobrist 3; Norton 3.
GIDP: Navarro.
Team LOB: 12.

FIELDING
E: Zobrist (8, throw).
PB: Navarro (6).
DP: 2 (Upton-Wigginton-Norton, Wigginton-Zobrist-Norton).

 
NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wright (W, 11-7)6.05114414.39
Rivera 1.01000101.85
Bruney 1.00000000.50
Farnsworth 1.02001104.22
 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Seo (L, 3-11)1.27882025.27
Meadows 3.14110015.26
Salas 1.05330106.00
Switzer 2.02111014.28
McClung 1.02332206.31

HBP: Young (by Wright), Damon (by Seo).
Pitches-strikes: Wright 86-49, Rivera 16-12, Bruney 15-10, Farnsworth 20-11, Seo 62-40, Meadows 39-23, Salas 29-20, Switzer 33-21, McClung 35-19.
Ground outs-fly outs: Wright 8-6, Rivera 2-0, Bruney 1-2, Farnsworth 0-2, Seo 1-4, Meadows 4-6, Salas 2-0, Switzer 2-4, McClung 0-1.
Batters faced: Wright 27, Rivera 4, Bruney 3, Farnsworth 6, Seo 15, Meadows 12, Salas 8, Switzer 9, McClung 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Meadows 1-0.
EjectionsTampa Bay Devil Rays Manager Joe Maddon ejected by HP umpire Alfonso Marquez. (1st); Tampa Bay Devil Rays Pitching Coach Mike Butcher ejected by HP umpire Alfonso Marquez. (1st).
Umpires: HP: Alfonso Marquez. 1B: Mike Everitt. 2B: Tom Hallion. 3B: Larry Young.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:17.
Att: 24,053.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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