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Yankees 11, Rays 4
Rays starter James Shields threw 5 1/3 innings, giving up five runs. (Steve Nesius/AP)
The Rays fell behind early in the opener, and they couldn't recover against the Yankees, who hit four homers off James Shields and the bullpen. With the loss, Tampa Bay fell to 7 1/2 games behind New York in the AL East. Pat Burrell homered in the ninth for his seventh blast.
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Series at a glance:
NYY
NY Yankees (61-38)
Won 2
NY Yankees 11, Tampa Bay 4   TB
Tampa Bay (54-46)
Lost 2
July 27, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Yankees
0 3 0 0 0 2 0 2 4   11 15 1
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1   4 6 1
Standings thru 7/27/09  |  Recap: NYY | TB  |  Gameday  |  Yankees stats  |  Rays stats
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, SS 5 2 3 0 1 0 1 .325
Damon, LF 5 2 1 3 1 0 3 .278
Teixeira, 1B 6 0 2 0 0 0 4 .282
Rodriguez, Al, 3B 4 0 1 2 1 1 5 .248
Matsui, DH 4 1 1 0 1 0 4 .252
Posada, C 5 1 1 1 0 0 4 .285
Cano, 2B 3 2 2 2 2 0 0 .311
Swisher, RF 5 2 2 3 0 1 2 .237
Cabrera, Me, CF 4 1 2 0 1 0 0 .290
Totals 41 11 15 11 7 2 23  

BATTING
2B: Posada (15, Shields), Rodriguez, Al (9, Balfour), Cabrera, Me (17, Shouse).
3B: Cano (2, Shields).
HR: Cano (15, 6th inning off Shields, 0 on, 0 out), Swisher 2 (16, 6th inning off Shields, 0 on, 0 out; 9th inning off Shouse, 0 on, 2 out), Damon (17, 9th inning off Shouse, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Posada 2; Cano 7; Teixeira 2; Matsui; Damon 4; Jeter 3; Rodriguez, Al 2; Swisher 8; Cabrera, Me 3.
RBI: Posada (46), Cano 2 (54), Swisher 3 (53), Rodriguez, Al 2 (57), Damon 3 (57).
2-out RBI: Rodriguez, Al 2; Swisher; Damon 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Posada; Rodriguez, Al; Matsui.
GIDP: Posada.
Team RISP: 3-for-12.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
CS: Cano (5, 2nd base by Shields/Hernandez, M).

FIELDING
E: Burnett, AJ (3, pickoff).
PB: Posada (4).
DP: (Cano-Jeter-Teixeira).

 
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Upton, B, CF 5 2 2 0 0 2 1 .244
Crawford, C, LF 2 0 1 1 1 0 1 .309
Longoria, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .276
Zobrist, 2B 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 .301
Pena, C, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .217
Burrell, DH 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 .226
Gross, RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .269
Hernandez, M, C 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .231
  a-Aybar, W, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .280
Bartlett, SS 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 .333
Totals 32 4 6 3 3 7 12  

a-Lined out for Hernandez, M in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Upton, B (26, Albaladejo).
HR: Burrell (7, 9th inning off Robertson, D, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Gross; Upton, B 3; Crawford, C; Burrell 4; Zobrist.
RBI: Crawford, C (44), Zobrist (54), Burrell (37).
2-out RBI: Zobrist.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Zobrist; Longoria; Pena, C; Upton, B.
SF: Crawford, C.
GIDP: Longoria.
Team RISP: 1-for-7.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Crawford, C (48, 2nd base off Burnett, AJ/Posada).

FIELDING
E: Bartlett (9, throw).
DP: (Longoria-Zobrist-Pena, C).

 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Burnett, AJ (W, 10-4) 7.0 2 1 0 2 5 0 3.53
Albaladejo 0.2 2 2 2 1 1 0 5.61
Robertson, D (S, 1) 1.1 2 1 1 0 1 1 3.76
 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Shields (L, 6-7) 5.1 9 5 5 3 2 2 3.87
Nelson, J 1.2 1 1 1 3 0 0 4.12
Balfour 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 4.44
Shouse 1.0 3 4 4 1 0 2 5.87

Nelson, J pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

WP: Nelson, J.
IBB: Jeter (by Shouse).
HBP: Longoria (by Albaladejo).
Pitches-strikes: Burnett, AJ 114-69, Albaladejo 15-7, Robertson, D 24-18, Shields 98-58, Nelson, J 36-18, Balfour 15-12, Shouse 24-12.
Groundouts-flyouts: Burnett, AJ 10-2, Albaladejo 0-1, Robertson, D 1-1, Shields 8-4, Nelson, J 1-2, Balfour 1-2, Shouse 0-1.
Batters faced: Burnett, AJ 25, Albaladejo 6, Robertson, D 6, Shields 28, Nelson, J 8, Balfour 5, Shouse 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Robertson, D 2-0, Nelson, J 1-0, Balfour 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Brian Knight. 1B: Hunter Wendelstedt. 2B: Doug Eddings. 3B: Dana DeMuth.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:20.
Att: 33,442.
Venue: Tropicana Field.
July 27, 2009
July 27, 2009

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