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Rays' leads dissolve
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Yankees 4, Rays 3
Akinori Iwamura slides home safely on a double by B.J. Upton. (Chris O'Meara/AP)
Andy Sonnanstine matched Andy Pettitte for five innings and Carlos Pena gave the Rays their second lead of the game with a solo homer in the fourth inning, but Grant Balfour and Troy Percival each allowed a run in the late innings to send Tampa Bay to a series loss on Jackie Robinson Day.
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Series at a glance:
NYY
NY Yankees (5-4)
Won 2
NY Yankees 4, Tampa Bay 3   TB
Tampa Bay (4-5)
Lost 2
April 15, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Yankees
0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1   4 8 0
Tampa Bay
0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0   3 6 1
Standings thru 4/15/09  |  Recap: NYY | TB  |  Gameday  |  Yankees stats  |  Rays stats
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, SS 4 1 2 1 1 0 0 .289
Damon, LF 5 0 2 1 0 1 1 .259
Teixeira, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 3 3 .174
Swisher, RF 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 .429
  Cabrera, Me, RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333
Posada, DH 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .269
Cano, 2B 4 1 2 2 0 0 2 .382
Gardner, B, CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .258
Pena, R, 3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167
  a-Matsui, PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .125
  1-Ransom, PR-3B 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .120
Molina, J, C 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .200
Totals 35 4 8 4 3 8 11  

a-Walked for Pena, R in the 7th.
1-Ran for Matsui in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Cano (2, Sonnanstine), Jeter (1, Balfour), Damon (1, Howell), Ransom (2, Percival).
HR: Cano (2, 4th inning off Sonnanstine, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Cano 6; Jeter 3; Damon 3; Ransom 2; Swisher.
RBI: Cano 2 (6), Damon (2), Jeter (7).
2-out RBI: Jeter.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gardner, B; Teixeira; Cano; Damon.
Team RISP: 2-for-9.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
CS: Gardner, B (1, 2nd base by Sonnanstine/Hernandez, M).

FIELDING
DP: (Pena, R-Teixeira-Jeter).
Pickoffs: Pettitte (Hernandez, M at 1st base).

 
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Upton, B, CF 4 1 1 1 0 1 0 .182
Crawford, C, LF 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 .278
Burrell, DH 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .200
Pena, C, 1B 4 1 1 1 0 1 0 .278
Aybar, W, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200
Bartlett, SS 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .375
Kapler, RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .154
Hernandez, M, C 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 .333
Iwamura, 2B 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 .344
Totals 31 3 6 3 1 6 4  

BATTING
2B: Kapler (2, Pettitte), Upton, B (1, Pettitte), Crawford, C (3, Pettitte).
HR: Pena, C (4, 4th inning off Pettitte, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Hernandez, M; Kapler 2; Upton, B 2; Crawford, C 2; Pena, C 4; Iwamura.
RBI: Upton, B (1), Crawford, C (6), Pena, C (11).
2-out RBI: Upton, B; Crawford, C.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Burrell.
Team RISP: 1-for-3.
Team LOB: 2.

BASERUNNING
CS: Hernandez, M (1, 2nd base by Pettitte/Molina, J).
PO: Hernandez, M (1st base by Pettitte).

FIELDING
E: Sonnanstine (1, missed catch).

 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Pettitte 7.1 6 3 3 1 4 1 2.51
Bruney (W, 1-0) 0.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.60
Rivera (S, 2) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sonnanstine 5.0 4 2 2 1 3 1 6.52
Nelson, J (H, 2) 1.2 0 0 0 1 2 0 0.00
Balfour (H, 1) 0.1 1 1 1 0 0 0 21.60
Howell (BS, 1) 0.2 1 0 0 1 2 0 4.15
Shouse 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.00
Percival (L, 0-1) 0.2 2 1 1 0 0 0 10.80

Balfour pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

IBB: Posada (by Howell).
Pitches-strikes: Pettitte 96-62, Bruney 8-7, Rivera 8-5, Sonnanstine 78-52, Nelson, J 35-21, Balfour 9-6, Howell 21-9, Shouse 9-5, Percival 12-7.
Groundouts-flyouts: Pettitte 4-6, Bruney 0-0, Rivera 2-1, Sonnanstine 3-6, Nelson, J 0-3, Balfour 1-0, Howell 0-0, Shouse 1-0, Percival 0-1.
Batters faced: Pettitte 27, Bruney 2, Rivera 3, Sonnanstine 20, Nelson, J 6, Balfour 2, Howell 4, Shouse 2, Percival 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Balfour 1-0, Howell 1-1, Shouse 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Ed Montague. 1B: Jerry Layne. 2B: Tony Randazzo. 3B: Chris Guccione.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:00.
Att: 25,171.
Venue: Tropicana Field.
April 15, 2009
April 15, 2009

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