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Rays reeling
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Yankees 2, Rays 1
Edwin Jackson threw 100 pitches over 6 1/3 innings and allowed one run. (Kathy Willens/AP)
The Rays got 6 1/3 solid innings from starter Edwin Jackson, and Carlos Pena tied the game in the sixth with his 14th homer, but reliever Grant Balfour allowed the winning run to score in the 10th as the Rays dropped their third straight game.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (55-35)
Lost 3
NY Yankees 2, Tampa Bay 1   NYY
NY Yankees (49-42)
Won 4
July 9, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0   1 5 0
NY Yankees
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1   2 7 0
Standings thru 7/9/08  |  Recap: TB | NYY  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Yankees stats
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Iwamura, 2B5020030.275
Crawford, LF5000012.280
Upton, CF4010011.280
Pena, 1B3111111.233
Longoria, 3B3010010.281
Floyd, DH3000103.256
  1-Gomes, PR-DH0000000.186
Navarro, C4000014.312
Hinske, RF2000121.262
Brignac, R, SS4000015.000
Totals3315131117 


1-Ran for Floyd in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Pena (14, 6th inning off Ponson, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Iwamura 2; Upton; Pena 4; Longoria.
RBI: Pena (47).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Brignac, R 3.
GIDP: Crawford.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
CS: Upton (11, 2nd base by Ponson/Molina).

 
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Gardner, LF5010032.143
Jeter, SS4210112.284
Abreu, RF4011101.274
Rodriguez, 3B4010013.317
Giambi, 1B3011110.257
Posada, DH3000104.282
  1-Christian, PR-DH0000000.200
Cano, 2B3000000.253
Cabrera, CF4010011.247
Molina, C3010011.231
Totals332724814 


1-Ran for Posada in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Abreu (21, Balfour).
TB: Gardner; Jeter; Abreu 2; Rodriguez; Giambi; Cabrera; Molina.
RBI: Giambi (54), Abreu (57).
2-out RBI: Giambi.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Posada 2; Rodriguez; Jeter; Molina.
S: Molina; Cano.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Gardner (4, 2nd base off Jackson/Navarro), Christian (1, 3rd base off Balfour/Navarro).

FIELDING
DP: (Ponson-Jeter-Giambi).

 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jackson 6.16112303.93
Howell 2.00001302.73
Balfour (L, 2-1)1.01111201.37
 
NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Ponson 6.05112413.96
Veras 1.00000202.45
Farnsworth 1.00000103.60
Rivera (W, 4-3)2.00001401.06

HBP: Hinske (by Ponson), Longoria (by Ponson).
Pitches-strikes: Jackson 100-63, Howell 37-22, Balfour 27-18, Ponson 87-50, Veras 14-8, Farnsworth 11-6, Rivera 30-18.
Ground outs-fly outs: Jackson 4-12, Howell 2-1, Balfour 0-1, Ponson 8-5, Veras 1-0, Farnsworth 1-1, Rivera 1-1.
Batters faced: Jackson 27, Howell 7, Balfour 5, Ponson 25, Veras 3, Farnsworth 3, Rivera 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Howell 1-0, Balfour 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Ted Barrett. 1B: Dana DeMuth. 2B: Lance Barksdale. 3B: Doug Eddings.
Weather: 86 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 14 mph, Out to LF.
T: 3:19.
Att: 53,552.

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