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Aki sets the tone
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Rays 5, Yankees 2
Scott Kazmir allowed a lone hit through the first five innings on Thursday. (Mike Carlson/AP)
Akinori Iwamura led off with a deep home run as Scott Kazmir took the mound after signing an extension on Tuesday. Kazmir shined, holding the Yankees to just three hits in six scoreless frames. The Rays held on to first place with the series victory.
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Series at a glance:
NYY
NY Yankees (20-22)
Lost 1
Tampa Bay 5, NY Yankees 2   TB
Tampa Bay (24-17)
Won 1
May 15, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Yankees
0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0   2 7 0
Tampa Bay
1 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 X   5 5 0
Standings thru 5/15/08  |  Recap: NYY | TB  |  Gameday  |  Yankees stats  |  Rays stats
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, LF-1B5000004.255
Cabrera, CF4021000.268
Jeter, SS4021001.302
Giambi, DH4000014.181
Duncan, S, RF-1B3010001.200
  b-Matsui, PH-LF1000010.314
Ensberg, 1B-3B2000212.217
Cano, 2B4110012.207
Gonzalez, 3B1000100.281
  a-Abreu, PH-RF2000011.282
Molina, C4110022.203
Totals342723717 

a-Popped out for Gonzalez in the 7th. b-Struck out for Duncan, S in the 8th.

BATTING
TB: Cabrera 2; Jeter 2; Duncan, S; Cano; Molina.
RBI: Cabrera (19), Jeter (19).
2-out RBI: Cabrera; Jeter.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Duncan, S; Damon; Ensberg; Giambi.
Team LOB: 8.

 
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Iwamura, 2B3221100.265
Crawford, LF3001001.276
Upton, CF3001002.273
Pena, 1B4000022.212
Floyd, DH3000010.367
Longoria, 3B3000030.210
Hinske, RF3110010.261
  Gross, RF0000000.218
Riggans, C3222000.250
Zobrist, SS2000000.000
Totals27555175 

BATTING
2B: Hinske (8, Kennedy), Iwamura (5, Kennedy).
HR: Iwamura (3, 1st inning off Kennedy, 0 on, 0 out), Riggans (3, 4th inning off Kennedy, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Iwamura 6; Hinske 2; Riggans 5.
RBI: Iwamura (13), Crawford (24), Riggans 2 (10), Upton (26).
2-out RBI: Riggans 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pena 2.
SF: Crawford; Upton.
Team LOB: 2.

 
NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Kennedy (L, 0-3)5.05551328.48
Hawkins 1.00000306.05
Veras 1.00000001.93
Ramirez 1.00000100.00
 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Kazmir (W, 2-1)6.03003301.69
Glover 0.24220003.65
Miller (H, 4)0.10000004.15
Wheeler (H, 10)1.00000201.23
Percival (S, 10)1.00000202.25

HBP: Zobrist (by Kennedy).
Pitches-strikes: Kennedy 78-49, Hawkins 16-12, Veras 12-7, Ramirez 14-9, Kazmir 100-59, Glover 19-13, Miller 2-2, Wheeler 9-7, Percival 14-11.
Ground outs-fly outs: Kennedy 7-5, Hawkins 0-0, Veras 1-2, Ramirez 0-2, Kazmir 5-10, Glover 0-2, Miller 0-1, Wheeler 0-1, Percival 0-1.
Batters faced: Kennedy 22, Hawkins 3, Veras 3, Ramirez 3, Kazmir 24, Glover 6, Miller 1, Wheeler 3, Percival 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Miller 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Dale Scott. 1B: Dan Iassogna. 2B: Chad Fairchild. 3B: Rob Drake.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:44.
Att: 19,976.

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