J.P. Howell reacts after the Yankees went ahead in the eighth inning Tuesday. (Chris O'Meara/AP)
By Bill Chastain / MLB.com
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.
Game Scores: Burnett, AJ , Garza, M . 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