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A-Rod backs Moose
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Yankees 7, Rays 2
Mike Mussina threw 70 of his 104 pitches for strikes on Tuesday. (Chris O'Meara/AP)
Behind homers from Xavier Nady and Alex Rodriguez, who tied Mike Schmidt for 12th place with No. 548, Mike Mussina won his 17th game and passed Bob Feller and Eppa Rixey for 34th place on the all-time wins list with No. 267. Joba Chamberlain, fresh off the DL, pitched 1 1/3 innings.
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Series at a glance:
NYY
NY Yankees (74-64)
Won 2
NY Yankees 7, Tampa Bay 2   TB
Tampa Bay (84-52)
Lost 1
September 2, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Yankees
0 0 0 3 2 1 0 1 0   7 9 0
Tampa Bay
0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0   2 12 1
Standings thru 9/2/08  |  Recap: NYY | TB  |  Gameday  |  Yankees stats  |  Rays stats
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Damon, CF 5 1 2 1 0 0 1 .317
Jeter, SS 5 1 1 1 0 1 1 .295
Abreu, RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .299
Rodriguez, Al, 3B 3 3 2 1 1 0 0 .311
Giambi, 1B 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 .250
  1-Ransom, PR-1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .600
Nady, LF 4 1 1 2 0 2 3 .321
Matsui, DH 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 .304
Cano, 2B 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 .268
Molina, J, C 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 .222
Totals 34 7 9 7 1 8 13  

1-Ran for Giambi in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Giambi (14, Hammel).
3B: Damon (5, Garza, M).
HR: Nady (22, 4th inning off Garza, M, 1 on, 2 out), Rodriguez, Al (30, 8th inning off Hammel, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Cano; Matsui; Giambi 2; Jeter; Damon 4; Rodriguez, Al 5; Nady 4.
RBI: Giambi (86), Nady 2 (84), Damon (59), Jeter (63), Matsui (43), Rodriguez, Al (86).
2-out RBI: Nady 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Molina, J; Cano.
SAC: Molina, J.
SF: Giambi.
GIDP: Jeter.
Team RISP: 2-for-10.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Jeter (10, 2nd base off Garza, M/Riggans).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Damon (Aybar, W at home).
DP: (Rodriguez, Al-Cano-Giambi).

 
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Iwamura, 2B 5 0 1 0 0 3 0 .279
Upton, B, CF 5 1 1 0 0 3 2 .270
Pena, C, 1B 4 0 2 0 1 2 2 .249
Floyd, C, DH 3 0 1 1 0 0 2 .270
  a-Baldelli, PH-DH 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .342
Aybar, W, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .250
Hinske, LF 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 .255
Bartlett, SS 4 0 2 0 0 1 1 .281
Gross, RF 4 1 1 0 0 1 5 .237
Riggans, C 3 0 1 1 0 1 1 .229
  b-Zobrist, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .224
  Navarro, D, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .290
Totals 37 2 12 2 2 11 19  

a-Grounded into a forceout for Floyd, C in the 7th. b-Grounded out for Riggans in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Hinske (20, Mussina), Pena, C (19, Mussina), Gross (12, Mussina), Riggans (7, Mussina).
TB: Bartlett 2; Gross 2; Upton, B; Floyd, C; Pena, C 3; Aybar, W; Hinske 3; Iwamura; Riggans 2.
RBI: Floyd, C (33), Riggans (24).
2-out RBI: Floyd, C.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gross; Aybar, W; Riggans; Floyd, C; Baldelli; Zobrist.
GIDP: Gross.
Team RISP: 3-for-14.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
E: Garza, M (1, throw).
DP: (Miller, T-Bartlett-Pena, C).

 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Mussina (W, 17-7) 6.0 10 2 2 1 8 0 3.39
Marte 0.2 1 0 0 0 2 0 4.20
Chamberlain (H, 13) 1.1 1 0 0 1 0 0 2.59
Giese 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.52
 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Garza, M (L, 11-8) 5.0 5 6 4 1 2 1 3.64
Miller, T 2.0 2 0 0 0 3 0 4.50
Hammel 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 1 4.13
Salas 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 11.25

Mussina pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.
Garza, M pitched to 1 batter in the 6th.

HBP: Giambi (by Miller, T).
Pitches-strikes: Mussina 104-70, Marte 11-10, Chamberlain 19-10, Giese 20-13, Garza, M 100-65, Miller, T 23-17, Hammel 21-18, Salas 11-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Mussina 7-0, Marte 0-0, Chamberlain 3-1, Giese 0-2, Garza, M 4-6, Miller, T 1-1, Hammel 0-1, Salas 0-1.
Batters faced: Mussina 27, Marte 3, Chamberlain 6, Giese 3, Garza, M 22, Miller, T 8, Hammel 5, Salas 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Marte 1-0, Chamberlain 2-0, Miller, T 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Brian Runge. 1B: Greg Gibson. 2B: Jerry Layne. 3B: Charlie Reliford.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:25.
Att: 21,629.
Venue: Tropicana Field.
September 2, 2008
September 2, 2008

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