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Yankees take both
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Yankees 2, Rays 1
Jason Giambi rips an RBI single in the first inning Wednesday. (Kathy Willens/AP)
Bobby Abreu ripped a walk-off double with one out in the 10th inning, and the Yankees took both games of the two-game series against the first-place Rays. Mariano Rivera struck out four over two scoreless innings to notch the victory.
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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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