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Dukes' homer for naught
Yankees 9, Devil Rays 5
Scott Kazmir struck out five in five-plus innings on Monday. (Kathy Willens/AP)
 Kazmir on performance
 Dukes on first big-league homer
 Maddon on Kazmir's start
Starting in center field for Rocco Baldelli, Elijah Dukes hit a solo home run in his Major League debut, but a 35-pitch first inning by starter Scott Kazmir caught up with the Devil Rays in an Opening Day loss to the Yankees. Kazmir left the game in the bottom of the sixth inning with a two-run lead, but Rays relievers surrendered six hits in three innings. Carl Crawford and B.J. Upton had two hits each.
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Series at a glance:
  • Mon. 04/02: NYY 9, TB 5
  • Wed. 04/04: PPD
  • Thu. 04/05: TB 7, NYY 6
TODAY'S WRAPS: April 02, 2007
TB
Tampa Bay (0-1)
Lost 1
NY Yankees 9, Tampa Bay 5   NYY
NY Yankees (1-0)
Won 1
April 2, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 0   5 9 0
NY Yankees
2 0 0 1 0 2 1 3 X   9 12 3
Standings thru 4/2/07  |  Gameday  |  Devil Rays Stats  |  Yankees Stats
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Crawford, LF4121002.500
Zobrist, SS4000012.000
Baldelli, DH4111011.250
Wigginton, 1B4010012.250
Young, RF4011011.250
Iwamura, 3B3110101.333
Navarro, C4000013.000
Dukes, CF3111110.333
Upton, 2B4121010.500
Totals345952712 

BATTING
HR: Dukes (1, 5th inning off Pavano, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Crawford 2; Baldelli; Wigginton; Young; Iwamura; Dukes 4; Upton 2.
RBI: Upton (1), Dukes (1), Crawford (1), Baldelli (1), Young (1).
2-out RBI: Upton; Young.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wigginton; Crawford 2.
GIDP: Navarro 2.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Crawford (1, 2nd base off Pavano/Posada), Baldelli (1, 2nd base off Bruney/Posada), Upton (1, 2nd base off Pavano/Posada).
CS: Young (1, 2nd base by Bruney/Posada).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Dukes (Cabrera at 2nd base).
DP: (Dukes-Zobrist-Upton).

 
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, CF2110101.500
  Cabrera, CF0000000.000
Jeter, SS4012014.250
Abreu, RF5221006.400
Rodriguez, 3B5222012.400
Giambi, DH5023010.400
Matsui, LF3000111.000
Posada, C4221003.500
Cano, 2B4110011.250
Phelps, 1B0000200.000
  a-Mientkiewicz, PH-1B11100001.000
Totals3391294518 

a-Hit a sacrifice bunt for Phelps in the 6th.

BATTING
HR: Posada (1, 4th inning off Kazmir, 0 on, 0 out), Rodriguez (1, 8th inning off Salas, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Damon; Jeter; Abreu 2; Rodriguez 5; Giambi 2; Posada 5; Cano; Mientkiewicz.
RBI: Giambi 3 (3), Posada (1), Jeter 2 (2), Abreu (1), Rodriguez 2 (2).
2-out RBI: Giambi 2; Abreu; Rodriguez 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Posada; Abreu 2.
S: Mientkiewicz; Cabrera.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Rodriguez (1, 2nd base off Stokes/Navarro), Abreu (1, 2nd base off Kazmir/Navarro), Damon (1, 3rd base off Kazmir/Navarro).

FIELDING
E: Rodriguez (1, fielding), Jeter (1, throw), Phelps (1, throw).
DP: 2 (Jeter-Cano-Phelps 2).

 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Kazmir 5.06554519.00
Camp (BS, 1)0.11000000.00
Stokes (L, 0-1)1.22110005.40
Lugo 0.111100027.00
Salas 0.222200127.00
 
NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Pavano 4.16542218.31
Bruney 0.21000100.00
Henn 1.01000000.00
Vizcaino (W, 1-0)1.00000000.00
Farnsworth (H, 1)1.01000100.00
Rivera 1.00000300.00

Kazmir pitched to 2 batters in the 6th.

HBP: Jeter (by Kazmir), Cabrera (by Camp).
Pitches-strikes: Kazmir 107-63, Camp 7-3, Stokes 18-11, Lugo 4-3, Salas 16-9, Pavano 73-43, Bruney 5-4, Henn 16-10, Vizcaino 5-4, Farnsworth 14-8, Rivera 13-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Kazmir 5-5, Camp 1-0, Stokes 0-5, Lugo 1-0, Salas 1-1, Pavano 6-5, Bruney 0-0, Henn 2-1, Vizcaino 0-3, Farnsworth 1-1, Rivera 0-0.
Batters faced: Kazmir 26, Camp 3, Stokes 6, Lugo 2, Salas 4, Pavano 21, Bruney 2, Henn 3, Vizcaino 3, Farnsworth 4, Rivera 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Camp 2-2, Stokes 2-0, Salas 1-1, Bruney 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Gary Darling. 1B: Larry Poncino. 2B: Jerry Meals. 3B: Bruce Dreckman.
Weather: 48 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, L to R.
T: 3:01.
Att: 55,031.

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