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Yankees 7, Rays 2
Nick Swisher rounds third base after his fourth-inning homer Tuesday.  (Chris O'Meara/AP)
For six innings, it was all about A.J. Burnett, who had a no-no going against the Rays. Though the hosts spoiled the righty's bid by mounting a rally, the contributions of Nick Swisher -- a solo homer, his fourth, as well as a double -- were obvious in the Yankees' eventual win.
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Series at a glance:
NYY
NY Yankees (4-4)
Won 1
NY Yankees 7, Tampa Bay 2   TB
Tampa Bay (4-4)
Lost 1
April 14, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Yankees
1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4   7 11 0
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0   2 3 0
Standings thru 4/14/09  |  Recap: NYY | TB  |  Gameday  |  Yankees stats  |  Rays stats
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Gardner, B, CF 5 3 3 1 0 2 0 .296
Jeter, SS 5 1 3 3 0 1 0 .265
Teixeira, 1B 3 0 0 1 1 1 0 .211
Swisher, LF 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .458
Posada, DH 3 0 0 1 0 0 2 .304
Cano, 2B 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 .367
Nady, RF 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .286
  Cabrera, Me, RF 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .333
Pena, R, 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 3 .250
Molina, J, C 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .273
Totals 35 7 11 7 2 10 15  

BATTING
2B: Swisher (4, Garza, M), Gardner, B 2 (3, Howell, Wheeler, D).
HR: Swisher (4, 4th inning off Garza, M, 0 on, 0 out), Jeter (2, 9th inning off Wheeler, D, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Cano; Jeter 6; Gardner, B 5; Swisher 6; Nady; Cabrera, Me.
RBI: Posada (9), Swisher (11), Teixeira (3), Gardner, B (1), Jeter 3 (6).
2-out RBI: Gardner, B; Jeter 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cano; Posada; Molina, J.
SF: Posada; Teixeira.
Team RISP: 3-for-9.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
Pickoffs: Molina, J (Pena, C at 1st base).

 
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Upton, B, CF 4 0 0 0 0 3 0 .143
Crawford, C, LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 .281
Longoria, 3B 4 1 1 0 0 3 0 .441
Pena, C, 1B 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 .281
Burrell, DH 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 .231
Navarro, D, C 3 0 0 0 0 3 2 .207
Zobrist, RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .235
Iwamura, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .345
Bartlett, SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400
Totals 28 2 3 2 1 12 3  

BATTING
TB: Longoria; Crawford, C; Pena, C.
RBI: Pena, C (10), Burrell (3).
SF: Burrell.
Team RISP: 1-for-1.
Team LOB: 1.

BASERUNNING
PO: Pena, C (1st base by Molina, J).

FIELDING
DP: (Pena, C).

 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Burnett, AJ (W, 2-0) 8.0 3 2 2 1 9 0 2.70
Bruney 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 4.15
 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Garza, M 7.0 5 2 2 2 9 1 1.93
Howell (L, 0-1) 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 4.91
Wheeler, D 1.0 4 4 4 0 1 1 12.00

Pitches-strikes: Burnett, AJ 103-67, Bruney 10-9, Garza, M 112-73, Howell 21-12, Wheeler, D 24-19.
Groundouts-flyouts: Burnett, AJ 8-5, Bruney 0-0, Garza, M 7-1, Howell 1-2, Wheeler, D 1-1.
Batters faced: Burnett, AJ 27, Bruney 3, Garza, M 27, Howell 5, Wheeler, D 7.
Umpires: HP: Chris Guccione. 1B: Ed Montague. 2B: Jerry Layne. 3B: Tony Randazzo.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:58.
Att: 36,973.
Venue: Tropicana Field.
April 14, 2009
April 14, 2009

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