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Zobrist slams one
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Yankees 6, Rays 5
Matt Garza allowed three runs on six hits over five innings Saturday night. (Jeff Zelevansky/AP)
Ben Zobrist got the Rays rolling in the fourth inning when he clubbed a grand slam off Sidney Ponson, but Matt Garza and the bullpen couldn't contain the early lead, allowing the Yanks to rally and earn a split of the doubleheader.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (88-58)
Lost 1
NY Yankees 6, Tampa Bay 5   NYY
NY Yankees (78-70)
Won 1
September 13, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 1   5 9 3
NY Yankees
1 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 X   6 11 0
Standings thru 9/13/08  |  Recap: TB | NYY  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Yankees stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Iwamura, 2B 3 1 0 0 2 3 3 .278
Zobrist, SS 4 1 2 4 0 1 1 .229
  b-Longoria, PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 .282
Johnson, D, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .250
  Ruggiano, LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .219
Floyd, C, DH 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 .272
  a-Gomes, J, PH-DH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .177
Aybar, W, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .256
Hinske, LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 .247
  Pena, C, 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .247
Navarro, D, C 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 .297
Gross, RF 3 1 3 0 1 0 0 .249
Perez, F, CF 3 1 0 0 0 0 4 .190
Totals 33 5 9 5 5 7 19  

a-Struck out for Floyd, C in the 7th. b-Singled for Zobrist in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Zobrist (8, Ponson).
HR: Zobrist (8, 4th inning off Ponson, 3 on, 1 out).
TB: Gross 3; Longoria; Zobrist 6; Navarro, D; Hinske; Johnson, D.
RBI: Zobrist 4 (23), Longoria (74).
2-out RBI: Longoria.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Aybar, W; Iwamura 2; Hinske.
SAC: Perez, F.
GIDP: Navarro, D, Perez, F.
Team RISP: 2-for-9.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Navarro, D (5, throw), Zobrist (7, throw), Gross (2, missed catch).

 
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Gardner, B, CF-LF 4 2 0 1 1 2 3 .171
Jeter, SS 3 1 3 0 1 0 0 .303
Abreu, RF 4 1 1 1 1 0 2 .297
Rodriguez, Al, DH 3 0 0 1 1 1 3 .306
Nady, LF 4 0 1 1 0 0 3 .316
  Cabrera, Me, CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242
Cano, 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 .260
Betemit, 1B 4 1 1 1 0 3 3 .257
Rodriguez, I, C 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .279
Ransom, 3B 4 0 2 0 0 2 1 .500
Totals 34 6 11 5 4 8 18  

BATTING
2B: Cano (30, Balfour).
HR: Betemit (6, 4th inning off Garza, M, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Cano 3; Jeter 3; Betemit 4; Ransom 2; Rodriguez, I; Abreu; Nady.
RBI: Rodriguez, Al (96), Betemit (22), Gardner, B (10), Nady (88), Abreu (89).
2-out RBI: Nady; Abreu.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Nady; Gardner, B; Cano 2; Betemit 2; Rodriguez, Al.
SAC: Jeter.
SF: Rodriguez, Al.
Team RISP: 2-for-11.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Rodriguez, I (9, 2nd base off Garza, M/Navarro, D), Gardner, B (8, 2nd base off Bradford/Navarro, D).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Coke-Cano-Betemit, Jeter-Betemit).

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Garza, M 5.0 6 3 3 3 3 1 3.60
Howell (BS, 2)(L, 6-1) 1.2 1 2 0 0 4 0 2.40
Balfour 0.1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1.62
Bradford 1.0 2 1 1 1 0 0 2.15
 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Ponson 3.1 6 4 4 4 2 1 5.25
Coke 2.2 1 0 0 1 2 0 0.00
Marte (W, 5-3) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.06
Chamberlain (H, 14) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.59
Rivera (S, 34) 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 1.55

WP: Balfour.
Balk: Garza, M.
Pitches-strikes: Garza, M 83-47, Howell 22-18, Balfour 17-11, Bradford 15-10, Ponson 82-43, Coke 23-16, Marte 12-7, Chamberlain 11-7, Rivera 17-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Garza, M 6-5, Howell 2-0, Balfour 0-0, Bradford 3-0, Ponson 7-0, Coke 3-1, Marte 0-1, Chamberlain 3-0, Rivera 1-0.
Batters faced: Garza, M 24, Howell 7, Balfour 3, Bradford 6, Ponson 20, Coke 8, Marte 3, Chamberlain 3, Rivera 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Balfour 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Bruce Dreckman. 1B: Gerry Davis. 2B: Rob Drake. 3B: Kevin Causey.
Weather: 76 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, R to L.
T: 3:11.
Att: 54,088.
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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