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Yankees 7, Rays 2
J.P. Howell reacts after the Yankees went ahead in the eighth inning Tuesday. (Chris O'Meara/AP)
One night after clubbing 17 hits against the visiting Yankees, it took the Rays until the seventh inning to collect their first off opposing starter A.J. Burnett. But it was too little, too late to salvage a fine performance by Matt Garza, and Tampa Bay was left with a loss.
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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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