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Rays drop finale
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Yankees 8, Rays 4
David Price allowed two runs on three hits over 5 1/3 innings. (Kathy Willens/AP)
Fernando Perez clubbed his first Major League homer, a three-run shot in the second, but Edwin Jackson lasted only two innings as the Rays saw their AL East lead trimmed to one game over the Sox. Top prospect David Price made his MLB debut.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (88-59)
Lost 2
NY Yankees 8, Tampa Bay 4   NYY
NY Yankees (79-70)
Won 2
September 14, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0   4 7 1
NY Yankees
4 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 X   8 10 1
Standings thru 9/14/08  |  Recap: TB | NYY  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Yankees stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Iwamura, 2B 3 0 0 1 2 0 3 .277
Bartlett, SS 5 0 1 0 0 0 4 .278
Pena, C, 1B 5 0 0 0 0 3 2 .244
Longoria, 3B 5 0 1 0 0 1 1 .281
Floyd, C, DH 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 .277
  a-Aybar, W, PH-DH 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 .255
Navarro, D, C 4 1 0 0 0 1 4 .294
Hinske, LF 3 1 1 0 1 1 1 .248
Gross, RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .247
Perez, F, CF 3 1 2 3 1 0 0 .250
Totals 35 4 7 4 6 7 21  

a-Walked for Floyd, C in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Floyd, C (13, Pavano).
HR: Perez, F (1, 2nd inning off Pavano, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Bartlett; Longoria; Floyd, C 3; Hinske; Perez, F 5.
RBI: Perez, F 3 (3), Iwamura (42).
2-out RBI: Perez, F 3; Iwamura.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Iwamura 2; Bartlett 2; Aybar, W.
Team RISP: 2-for-9.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
E: Pena, C (2, fielding).
DP: 2 (Longoria-Iwamura-Pena, C, Bartlett-Iwamura-Pena, C).

 
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Damon, LF 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 .306
Jeter, SS 4 3 3 1 0 0 1 .306
Giambi, 1B 3 2 1 2 1 1 0 .248
  Cabrera, Me, RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242
Rodriguez, Al, DH 4 2 2 4 0 2 0 .307
Nady, RF-1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .313
Cano, 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .260
  Betemit, 3B 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 .260
Rodriguez, I, C 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .278
Ransom, 3B-2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .421
Gardner, B, CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .165
Totals 33 8 10 8 1 5 5  

BATTING
2B: Rodriguez, I (20, Jackson, E), Jeter (25, Jackson, E), Rodriguez, Al (33, Price).
HR: Rodriguez, Al (34, 1st inning off Jackson, E, 3 on, 0 out), Giambi (30, 2nd inning off Jackson, E, 1 on, 2 out), Jeter (11, 5th inning off Price, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Giambi 4; Jeter 7; Damon 2; Betemit; Rodriguez, Al 6; Rodriguez, I 2.
RBI: Rodriguez, Al 4 (100), Giambi 2 (92), Jeter (68), Betemit (23).
2-out RBI: Giambi 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ransom; Gardner, B.
GIDP: Jeter, Rodriguez, I.
Team RISP: 3-for-6.
Team LOB: 2.

FIELDING
E: Ransom (1, fielding).

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Jackson, E (L, 11-11) 2.0 6 6 6 1 1 2 4.33
Price 5.1 3 2 2 0 4 1 3.38
Hammel 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.60
 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Pavano (W, 3-1) 5.1 5 4 3 2 3 1 5.26
Ramirez, E 0.1 1 0 0 1 0 0 4.05
Marte (H, 24) 1.1 0 0 0 2 1 0 3.98
Bruney (H, 9) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.10
Veras 0.2 1 0 0 1 1 0 3.54
Rivera (S, 35) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.54

Pitches-strikes: Jackson, E 53-33, Price 87-55, Hammel 4-4, Pavano 96-59, Ramirez, E 10-3, Marte 25-12, Bruney 13-7, Veras 24-14, Rivera 8-5.
Groundouts-flyouts: Jackson, E 2-0, Price 7-2, Hammel 1-0, Pavano 7-4, Ramirez, E 0-1, Marte 0-2, Bruney 0-0, Veras 0-1, Rivera 0-0.
Batters faced: Jackson, E 13, Price 19, Hammel 2, Pavano 24, Ramirez, E 3, Marte 6, Bruney 3, Veras 4, Rivera 1.
Inherited runners-scored: Hammel 1-1, Ramirez, E 1-0, Marte 3-1, Rivera 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Gerry Davis. 1B: Rob Drake. 2B: Brian Gorman. 3B: Bruce Dreckman.
Weather: 83 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 11 mph, R to L.
T: 3:15.
Att: 54,279.
Venue: Yankee Stadium.
September 14, 2008
September 14, 2008

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