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Eighth dooms Rays
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Yankees 4, Rays 3
Matt Garza allowed one run on four hits over five innings on Sunday. (AP)
Any three-run rally that includes just a pair of singles has to benefit from some defensive snafus, and that proved true for the Rays on Sunday. Leading by two entering the eighth, the Rays allowed two walks, committed a costly error, and just missed on a double play.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (29-29)
Lost 1
NY Yankees 4, Tampa Bay 3   NYY
NY Yankees (33-23)
Won 1
June 7, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0   3 6 1
NY Yankees
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 X   4 6 1
Standings thru 6/7/09  |  Recap: TB | NYY  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Yankees stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Upton, B, CF 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 .221
Crawford, C, LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .323
Aybar, W, 3B 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 .250
Pena, C, 1B 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 .223
Zobrist, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 3 3 .296
Joyce, RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .207
Gross, DH 4 0 1 2 0 1 1 .255
Navarro, D, C 3 0 1 0 0 1 2 .206
  a-Longoria, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .320
Brignac, SS 3 1 1 0 0 0 2 .222
Totals 33 3 6 3 1 9 13  

a-Grounded out for Navarro, D in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Upton, B (11, Chamberlain).
TB: Gross; Upton, B 2; Pena, C; Navarro, D; Aybar, W; Brignac.
RBI: Upton, B (15), Gross 2 (16).
2-out RBI: Gross 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gross; Aybar, W; Upton, B; Navarro, D 2.
Team RISP: 1-for-8.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Gross (3, 2nd base off Chamberlain/Posada).
CS: Brignac (2, 2nd base by Aceves, A/Posada).

FIELDING
E: Aybar, W (3, fielding).

 
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .307
Damon, LF 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 .300
Teixeira, 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 3 .286
Rodriguez, Al, 3B 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 .255
Cano, 2B 3 0 0 1 1 1 1 .300
Posada, C 4 0 1 1 0 0 3 .306
Matsui, DH 4 0 0 1 0 0 4 .249
  1-Berroa, PR-DH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .133
Swisher, RF 2 1 1 1 2 0 0 .250
  Gardner, B, CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265
Cabrera, Me, CF-RF 3 0 0 0 1 2 3 .303
Totals 31 4 6 4 5 4 18  

1-Ran for Matsui in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Damon (14, Garza, M).
HR: Swisher (11, 3rd inning off Garza, M, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Posada; Teixeira; Damon 3; Rodriguez, Al; Swisher 4.
RBI: Swisher (33), Cano (34), Posada (27), Matsui (23).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Matsui; Teixeira 3; Cabrera, Me 2.
Team RISP: 0-for-9.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Posada (3, throw).

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Garza, M 5.0 4 1 1 2 2 1 3.55
Nelson, J (H, 5) 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.55
Balfour (H, 8)(L, 2-1) 0.1 2 3 2 1 0 0 6.31
Howell (BS, 5) 0.2 0 0 0 2 1 0 2.17
 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Chamberlain 6.0 5 3 3 1 4 0 3.79
Aceves, A (W, 4-1) 2.0 1 0 0 0 4 0 2.70
Rivera (S, 13) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.33

HBP: Pena, C (by Chamberlain).
Pitches-strikes: Garza, M 96-56, Nelson, J 19-11, Balfour 19-9, Howell 15-6, Chamberlain 100-56, Aceves, A 33-21, Rivera 10-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Garza, M 9-2, Nelson, J 1-4, Balfour 0-1, Howell 2-0, Chamberlain 9-4, Aceves, A 0-1, Rivera 2-0.
Batters faced: Garza, M 21, Nelson, J 6, Balfour 4, Howell 5, Chamberlain 26, Aceves, A 6, Rivera 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Howell 3-3.
Umpires: HP: Scott Barry. 1B: Ted Barrett. 2B: Tim McClelland. 3B: Adrian Johnson.
Weather: 77 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 9 mph, In from CF.
T: 3:13.
Att: 46,465.
Venue: Yankee Stadium.
June 7, 2009
June 7, 2009

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