Brian Bannister's quest for the American League Rookie of the Year Award hit a speed bump on Saturday night, when he allowed three home runs, including two to Alex Rodriguez, to take just his second loss in a span of 10 starts. Luke Hochevar, the top pick of the 2006 First-Year Player Draft, pitched three shutout innings in his Major League debut.
BATTING 2B: Butler 2 (21, Pettitte, Britton), Brown (12, Pettitte), German (13, Pettitte). TB: German 3; Butler 4; Sweeney 3; Brown 3; Pena. RBI: Brown 2 (57), Costa 2 (12), Sweeney (33). 2-out RBI: Brown 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pena; Grudzielanek; Smith; LaRue; Brown 2. GIDP: Butler. Team LOB: 10.
BASERUNNING SB: German (10, 3rd base off Pettitte/Posada).
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