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Bobby's bat boosts Bombers
Wang notches 10th win
On a night when ace Chien-Ming Wang struggled early before settling down to earn his 10th victory, it was Bobby Abreu who carried the Yankees, hitting the go-ahead two-run home run in the fifth and driving in five runs. Hideki Matsui also went deep for the visitors.
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 Abreu two-run homer
 Matsui homer
Yankees 6, Devil Rays 4
Bobby Abreu (left) and Kevin Thompson celebrate Abreu's go-ahead homer in the fifth. (Chris O'Meara/AP)
Series at a glance:
Rays alive early, quiet late
The Rays grabbed a quick lead on RBI doubles by Carlos Pena and Delmon Young, then were shut down until Pena went deep in the eighth. Meanwhile, starter Andy Sonnanstine looked good early, but the Yanks chipped away and went ahead to stay in the fifth.
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 Pena homer
 Pena two-run double
TODAY'S WRAPS: July 14, 2007
NYY
NY Yankees (45-44)
Won 1
NY Yankees 6, Tampa Bay 4   TB
Tampa Bay (35-55)
Lost 1
July 14, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Yankees
0 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 1   6 10 0
Tampa Bay
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0   4 9 0
Standings thru 7/14/07  |  Gameday  |  Yankees Stats  |  Devil Rays Stats
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, CF3210201.247
  Cabrera, CF0000000.275
Jeter, SS5020012.331
Abreu, RF5125003.273
Rodriguez, 3B5000014.312
Matsui, DH5121001.275
Posada, C3010101.330
Cano, 2B4000013.269
Phillips, 1B3110111.286
Thompson, LF4110023.190
Totals3761064619 

BATTING
2B: Matsui (21, Sonnanstine), Thompson (3, Sonnanstine), Jeter (24, Sonnanstine), Abreu (18, Camp).
HR: Matsui (13, 4th inning off Sonnanstine, 0 on, 0 out), Abreu (7, 5th inning off Sonnanstine, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Damon; Jeter 3; Abreu 6; Matsui 6; Posada; Phillips; Thompson 2.
RBI: Abreu 5 (49), Matsui (55).
2-out RBI: Abreu 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cano; Rodriguez 2; Thompson; Matsui.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Damon (16, 2nd base off Camp/Casanova), Posada (2, 2nd base off Stokes/Casanova).

 
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Iwamura, 3B5020011.282
Crawford, LF4100012.279
Harris, SS4110000.309
Pena, 1B4223010.292
Young, RF4021000.289
Upton, CF3010121.320
Wigginton, 2B3000021.264
Gomes, DH4010013.279
Casanova, C3000010.244
  a-Cantu, PH1000011.207
Totals354941109 

a-Struck out for Casanova in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Pena (15, Wang), Young (21, Wang).
HR: Pena (21, 8th inning off Farnsworth, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Iwamura 2; Harris; Pena 6; Young 3; Upton; Gomes.
RBI: Pena 3 (55), Young (50).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wigginton; Gomes 2; Iwamura.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
CS: Upton (6, 2nd base by Farnsworth/Posada).

 
NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wang (W, 10-4)6.07330603.43
Villone (H, 1)1.00000203.10
Farnsworth (H, 10)1.01111014.46
Rivera (S, 12)1.01000203.50
 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Sonnanstine (L, 1-4)6.19551325.57
Stokes 1.20002206.26
Camp 0.21111105.80
Hammel 0.10000006.11

HBP: Wigginton (by Wang).
Pitches-strikes: Wang 95-62, Villone 12-9, Farnsworth 20-11, Rivera 19-15, Sonnanstine 104-64, Stokes 30-17, Camp 20-11, Hammel 3-2.
Ground outs-fly outs: Wang 8-4, Villone 1-0, Farnsworth 1-1, Rivera 1-0, Sonnanstine 6-10, Stokes 2-1, Camp 1-0, Hammel 0-1.
Batters faced: Wang 26, Villone 3, Farnsworth 4, Rivera 4, Sonnanstine 29, Stokes 7, Camp 4, Hammel 1.
Inherited runners-scored: Stokes 2-1, Hammel 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Ed Hickox. 1B: CB Bucknor. 2B: Joe West. 3B: Ed Rapuano.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:18.
Att: 36,048.

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