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Longoria rips first HR
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Yankees 8, Rays 7
Eric Hinske notched an RBI double in the fourth inning off Ian Kennedy. (Steve Nesius/AP)
Following two-run shots by Carl Crawford and B.J. Upton, rookie Evan Longoria smacked his first career homer to tie the game in the seventh. But reliever Al Reyes gave up a solo shot in the eighth, and the Rays couldn't rally again in a wild opener.
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Series at a glance:
NYY
NY Yankees (7-7)
Won 1
NY Yankees 8, Tampa Bay 7   TB
Tampa Bay (6-7)
Lost 1
April 14, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Yankees
2 1 0 4 0 0 0 1 0   8 15 0
Tampa Bay
0 0 1 1 0 0 5 0 0   7 11 1
Standings thru 4/14/08  |  Recap: NYY | TB  |  Gameday  |  Yankees stats  |  Rays stats
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, LF5223010.213
Jeter, SS5022000.241
Abreu, RF5010002.294
Rodriguez, 3B5141002.309
Matsui, DH5000005.304
Ensberg, 1B5121020.385
Cabrera, CF5120001.306
Moeller, C4110021.250
Gonzalez, 2B2100101.333
  a-Cano, PH-2B1111000.185
Totals4281581512 

a-Homered for Gonzalez in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Damon (3, Sonnanstine).
HR: Damon (1, 1st inning off Sonnanstine, 0 on, 0 out), Rodriguez (3, 1st inning off Sonnanstine, 0 on, 2 out), Ensberg (1, 2nd inning off Sonnanstine, 0 on, 0 out), Cano (1, 8th inning off Reyes, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Damon 6; Jeter 2; Abreu; Rodriguez 7; Ensberg 5; Cabrera 2; Moeller; Cano 4.
RBI: Damon 3 (5), Rodriguez (8), Ensberg (1), Jeter 2 (3), Cano (3).
2-out RBI: Rodriguez.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Matsui 2; Gonzalez; Rodriguez.
GIDP: Matsui.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Cabrera (1, 2nd base off Dohmann/Riggans).

 
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Iwamura, 2B4000101.235
Crawford, LF4123010.228
Pena, 1B4100012.191
Upton, CF5122010.313
Longoria, 3B3221100.444
Hinske, DH4021001.323
Riggans, C4010012.200
Haynes, RF4110023.231
Bartlett, SS4110011.167
Totals3671172710 

BATTING
2B: Longoria (1, Kennedy), Hinske (4, Kennedy).
HR: Crawford (1, 7th inning off Traber, 1 on, 1 out), Upton (2, 7th inning off Bruney, 1 on, 1 out), Longoria (1, 7th inning off Bruney, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Crawford 5; Upton 5; Longoria 6; Hinske 3; Riggans; Haynes; Bartlett.
RBI: Crawford 3 (7), Hinske (5), Upton 2 (13), Longoria (2).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Haynes 2.
SF: Crawford.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Upton (4, 2nd base off Kennedy/Moeller), Haynes (4, 2nd base off Kennedy/Moeller).
CS: Upton (2, 3rd base by Kennedy/Moeller).

FIELDING
E: Longoria (1, fielding).
DP: (Iwamura-Bartlett-Pena).

 
NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Kennedy 6.08332408.74
Traber 0.11220014.91
Bruney (BS, 1)(W, 1-0)1.12220122.16
Rivera (S, 4)1.10000200.00
 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Sonnanstine 3.19771238.80
Dohmann 3.24000003.68
Reyes (L, 1-2)0.22110219.00
Glover 1.10000103.38

Kennedy pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

HBP: Pena (by Traber).
Pitches-strikes: Kennedy 94-60, Traber 11-6, Bruney 20-16, Rivera 14-10, Sonnanstine 62-45, Dohmann 47-30, Reyes 26-16, Glover 12-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Kennedy 6-7, Traber 0-1, Bruney 2-1, Rivera 1-1, Sonnanstine 6-2, Dohmann 7-4, Reyes 0-0, Glover 2-1.
Batters faced: Kennedy 27, Traber 3, Bruney 6, Rivera 4, Sonnanstine 20, Dohmann 14, Reyes 5, Glover 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Traber 1-1, Bruney 1-1, Dohmann 1-0, Glover 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Brian Runge. 1B: Charlie Reliford. 2B: Greg Gibson. 3B: Chris Guccione.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:05.
Att: 18,872.

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