To learn about our efforts to improve the accessibility and usability of our website, please visit our Accessibility Information page. Skip to main content
Below is an advertisement.
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Sweep chance lost
Photos
Rays 7, Yankees 5
Darrell Rasner could not make it out of the second inning on Thursday. (Chris O'Meara/AP)
A fourth straight victory and a sweep of the AL East-leading Rays were not in the cards for the Yanks, who fell to 11 games back in the division and 7 1/2 in the Wild Card chase. Darrell Rasner had a rough night, lasting just 1 1/3 frames and giving up five runs in the second.
Complete story >  
Series at a glance:
NYY
NY Yankees (75-65)
Lost 1
Tampa Bay 7, NY Yankees 5   TB
Tampa Bay (85-53)
Won 1
September 4, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Yankees
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5   5 7 0
Tampa Bay
0 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 X   7 14 0
Standings thru 9/4/08  |  Recap: NYY | TB  |  Gameday  |  Yankees stats  |  Rays stats
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Damon, LF 4 1 0 0 1 1 2 .313
Jeter, SS 4 1 1 3 1 1 0 .294
Rodriguez, Al, 3B 3 1 1 1 2 0 2 .315
Nady, RF 4 0 1 0 1 1 1 .318
Giambi, DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .247
Rodriguez, I, C 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 .281
Cano, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .267
Ransom, 1B 3 1 3 1 1 0 0 .750
Gardner, CF 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 .182
  a-Matsui, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .302
Totals 34 5 7 5 6 10 13  

a-Struck out for Gardner in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Ransom (2, Kazmir), Rodriguez, I (19, Hammel).
HR: Jeter (9, 9th inning off Hammel, 2 on, 2 out), Rodriguez, Al (32, 9th inning off Hammel, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Jeter 4; Rodriguez, Al 4; Nady; Rodriguez, I 2; Ransom 4.
RBI: Ransom (6), Jeter 3 (66), Rodriguez, Al (91).
2-out RBI: Jeter 3; Rodriguez, Al.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Giambi; Rodriguez, Al.
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Rodriguez, Al (17, 2nd base off Kazmir/Navarro).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Gardner (Navarro at home).

 
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Iwamura, 2B 5 2 2 1 0 2 3 .279
Upton, B, CF 3 1 1 1 1 0 2 .272
Pena, C, 1B 2 0 0 0 3 1 1 .246
Floyd, C, DH 5 0 2 0 0 1 4 .279
Aybar, W, 3B 4 1 2 3 1 0 3 .250
Hinske, LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 .252
  Ruggiano, LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .193
Navarro, C 5 1 4 0 0 0 3 .297
Gross, RF 3 1 1 1 1 0 2 .243
Bartlett, SS 3 0 1 1 0 1 3 .279
Totals 35 7 14 7 6 5 26  

BATTING
2B: Gross (13, Rasner), Navarro (23, Aceves), Floyd, C (12, Britton).
3B: Iwamura (7, Britton).
HR: Aybar, W (9, 4th inning off Aceves, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Iwamura 4; Upton, B; Floyd, C 3; Aybar, W 5; Hinske; Navarro 5; Gross 2; Bartlett.
RBI: Gross (37), Bartlett (26), Iwamura (41), Aybar, W 3 (26), Upton, B (64).
2-out RBI: Aybar, W 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Aybar, W; Hinske; Upton, B 2; Navarro 2.
SF: Bartlett; Upton, B.
Team RISP: 4-for-13.
Team LOB: 12.

 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Rasner (L, 5-10) 1.1 6 5 5 2 1 0 5.43
Aceves 5.0 5 1 1 2 4 1 1.29
Britton 1.2 3 1 1 2 0 0 3.93
 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Kazmir (W, 11-6) 6.0 1 0 0 5 7 0 2.99
Miller, T 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 4.38
Bradford 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.12
Hammel 0.2 4 5 5 1 1 2 4.71
Wheeler (S, 11) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.58

WP: Rasner.
IBB: Aybar, W (by Britton).
Pitches-strikes: Rasner 43-25, Aceves 97-61, Britton 31-19, Kazmir 98-56, Miller, T 15-12, Bradford 12-10, Hammel 20-13, Wheeler 1-1.
Groundouts-flyouts: Rasner 1-1, Aceves 2-5, Britton 0-2, Kazmir 6-3, Miller, T 0-0, Bradford 0-2, Hammel 0-1, Wheeler 0-1.
Batters faced: Rasner 12, Aceves 22, Britton 9, Kazmir 24, Miller, T 4, Bradford 4, Hammel 7, Wheeler 1.
Inherited runners-scored: Aceves 3-2, Britton 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Layne. 1B: Charlie Reliford. 2B: Brian Runge. 3B: Greg Gibson.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:20.
Att: 26,080.
September 4, 2008

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
Below is an advertisement.