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Shields untouchable
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Rays 7, Yankees 1
Fernando Perez slides home safely on Justin Ruggiano's double in the second. (Bill Kostroun/AP)
Justin Ruggiano got the offense rolling with a two-run double in the second, and James Shields ran with the lead, posting eight scoreless frames vs. the Yanks for his 13th win. The victory extended Tampa Bay's AL East lead to three games over Boston.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (88-57)
Won 3
Tampa Bay 7, NY Yankees 1   NYY
NY Yankees (77-70)
Lost 2
September 13, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 2 0 0 3 2 0 0 0   7 13 0
NY Yankees
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1   1 8 1
Standings thru 9/13/08  |  Recap: TB | NYY  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Yankees stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Bartlett, SS 5 1 1 1 0 1 3 .279
Zobrist, 2B 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 .222
Pena, C, 1B 3 0 1 0 2 1 1 .247
Baldelli, DH 3 0 0 0 0 2 5 .281
  a-Aybar, W, PH-DH 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .260
Longoria, 3B 5 1 2 2 0 1 3 .280
Gomes, J, RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .178
  Gross, RF 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .242
Perez, F, CF 5 1 2 0 0 1 2 .222
Hernandez, M, C 5 1 1 0 0 2 4 .200
Ruggiano, LF 4 2 3 2 0 0 0 .222
Totals 40 7 13 6 3 10 21  

a-Singled for Baldelli in the 6th.

BATTING
2B: Ruggiano 2 (4, Mussina, Giese), Zobrist (7, Mussina).
TB: Bartlett; Hernandez, M; Gross; Longoria 2; Ruggiano 5; Pena, C; Zobrist 2; Aybar, W; Perez, F 2.
RBI: Ruggiano 2 (5), Bartlett (30), Longoria 2 (73), Zobrist (19).
2-out RBI: Ruggiano 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bartlett; Perez, F; Longoria; Hernandez, M.
SF: Zobrist.
Team RISP: 3-for-12.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ruggiano (2, 2nd base off Mussina/Molina, J).

FIELDING
DP: (Zobrist-Bartlett-Pena, C).

 
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Damon, CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .304
  Betemit, SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258
Jeter, SS 4 0 3 0 0 0 1 .299
  Moeller, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .228
Abreu, RF 4 1 2 1 0 0 2 .298
Nady, LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .317
Giambi, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .248
Matsui, DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .293
Ransom, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .500
Cano, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .259
Molina, J, C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .218
  a-Gardner, B, PH-CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .179
Totals 34 1 8 1 0 6 15  

a-Grounded out for Molina, J in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Abreu (37, Shields).
HR: Abreu (17, 9th inning off Miller, T, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Giambi; Jeter 3; Damon; Abreu 6; Nady.
RBI: Abreu (88).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Nady 2; Cano 2.
Team RISP: 0-for-4.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Giambi (8, throw).

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Shields (W, 13-8) 8.0 5 0 0 0 6 0 3.50
Miller, T 1.0 3 1 1 0 0 1 4.38
 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Mussina (L, 17-9) 5.0 8 5 5 2 7 0 3.63
Giese 2.0 3 2 1 0 2 0 3.02
Rasner 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 5.38
Britton 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3.86

IBB: Pena, C (by Mussina).
HBP: Molina, J (by Shields).
Pitches-strikes: Shields 106-70, Miller, T 22-17, Mussina 100-63, Giese 33-25, Rasner 16-8, Britton 19-12.
Groundouts-flyouts: Shields 8-7, Miller, T 1-0, Mussina 3-4, Giese 3-2, Rasner 1-1, Britton 1-2.
Batters faced: Shields 29, Miller, T 6, Mussina 25, Giese 10, Rasner 4, Britton 5.
Umpires: HP: Brian Gorman. 1B: Kevin Causey. 2B: Gerry Davis. 3B: Rob Drake.
Weather: 76 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 6 mph, R to L.
T: 2:59.
Att: 25,811.
Venue: Yankee Stadium.
September 13, 2008
September 13, 2008

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