Edwin Jackson could not beat the Yanks for the second time this season. (Chris O'Meara/AP)
By Brittany Ghiroli / MLB.com
Losing two straight games to the Yankees may be a downer, but more importantly, the Rays' AL East lead over the Red Sox decreased to three games. And in a first in MLB history, instant replay was used in the ninth inning on the two-run homer that Rays closer Troy Percival gave up to Alex Rodriguez.
BATTING 2B: Cano (28, Jackson, E), Rodriguez, I (18, Jackson, E), Abreu (36, Jackson, E), Rodriguez,
Al (32, Jackson, E), Giambi (15, Jackson, E). HR: Rodriguez, Al (31, 9th inning off Percival, 1 on,
2 out). TB: Cano 3; Matsui; Giambi 2; Jeter; Damon; Rodriguez, Al 7; Rodriguez, I 2; Abreu 3. RBI:
Cano (61), Rodriguez, I (35), Rodriguez, Al 4 (90), Giambi (87), Matsui (44). 2-out RBI: Cano; Rodriguez,
I; Matsui; Rodriguez, Al 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rodriguez, Al; Damon; Rodriguez,
I; Nady. Team RISP: 7-for-14. Team LOB: 7.
BASERUNNING SB: Abreu
2 (18, 2nd base off Jackson, E/Navarro, D, 2nd base off Percival/Navarro, D), Damon (26, 2nd base off Jackson, E/Navarro,
D). CS: Rodriguez, Al (3, 2nd base by Balfour/Navarro, D).
The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions.