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Pettitte cruises
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Yankees 5, Rays 0
Derek Jeter follows through on his two-run double in the third inning. (Julie Jacobson/AP)
Andy Pettitte hurled eight shutout innings, and the Yankees showed the first-place Rays that they are indeed a team to be reckoned with by hammering out a decisive win. Derek Jeter stroked a two-run double, and Melky Cabrera hit his eighth home run.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (55-34)
Lost 2
NY Yankees 5, Tampa Bay 0   NYY
NY Yankees (48-42)
Won 3
July 8, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 4 1
NY Yankees
0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 X   5 11 0
Standings thru 7/8/08  |  Recap: TB | NYY  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Yankees stats
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Iwamura, 2B4000000.274
Crawford, LF4000000.284
Upton, CF4020000.280
Pena, 1B4010032.232
Longoria, 3B3000022.280
Navarro, C3010000.317
Aybar, DH3000002.254
Gomes, RF3000010.186
  Gross, RF0000000.230
Zobrist, SS3000000.237
Totals31040066 

BATTING
2B: Upton (20, Pettitte).
TB: Upton 3; Pena; Navarro.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pena; Aybar.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Upton (27, 2nd base off Pettitte/Molina).

FIELDING
E: Kazmir (2, fielding).
Outfield assists: Upton (Jeter at home), Gross (Posada at home).
DP: (Zobrist-Iwamura-Pena).

 
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Cabrera, CF4111034.247
Jeter, SS4122012.284
Abreu, RF4121010.274
Rodriguez, 3B4000021.318
Posada, DH3020010.288
Betemit, 1B4000024.242
Cano, 2B4121001.255
Molina, C3120100.229
Gardner, LF2000012.130
Totals32511511114 

BATTING
2B: Molina (14, Kazmir), Jeter (17, Kazmir), Posada (13, Kazmir), Abreu (20, Glover).
HR: Cabrera (8, 8th inning off Glover, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Cabrera 4; Jeter 3; Abreu 3; Posada 3; Cano 2; Molina 3.
RBI: Jeter 2 (39), Cabrera (34), Abreu (56), Cano (38).
2-out RBI: Jeter 2; Cano.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cano.
S: Gardner.
GIDP: Jeter.
Team LOB: 6.

 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Kazmir (L, 7-4)5.05221902.69
Balfour 1.01000200.96
Glover 1.03330014.05
Hammel 1.02000004.78
 
NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Pettitte (W, 10-6)8.04000503.93
Ramirez 1.00000102.81

Glover pitched to 3 batters in the 8th.

HBP: Posada (by Hammel).
Pitches-strikes: Kazmir 97-64, Balfour 16-11, Glover 25-16, Hammel 19-15, Pettitte 114-80, Ramirez 12-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Kazmir 5-0, Balfour 1-0, Glover 2-1, Hammel 1-1, Pettitte 10-9, Ramirez 0-2.
Batters faced: Kazmir 20, Balfour 4, Glover 6, Hammel 5, Pettitte 28, Ramirez 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Hammel 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Doug Eddings. 1B: Ted Barrett. 2B: Dana DeMuth. 3B: Lance Barksdale.
Weather: 84 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 11 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:46.
Att: 53,089.

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