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Great eighth
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Yankees 4, Rays 1
Derek Jeter was 0-for-4 with a flyout, two groundouts and a strikeout. (Jared Wickerham/Getty)
Derek Jeter was held hitless in his pursuit of Lou Gehrig's club record for hits, but CC Sabathia twirled seven dominant frames, and the offense broke through for three runs in the eighth as the Yanks claimed the opener of the double dip.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (72-65)
Lost 5
NY Yankees 4, Tampa Bay 1   NYY
NY Yankees (88-50)
Won 1
September 7, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 3 2
NY Yankees
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 X   4 7 0
Standings thru 9/7/09  |  Recap: TB | NYY  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Yankees stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Bartlett, SS 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 .332
Crawford, C, LF 3 0 0 0 1 2 3 .301
Zobrist, 2B 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .281
Pena, C, 1B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .227
  Aybar, W, 1B 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .252
Burrell, DH 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .235
Longoria, 3B 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 .279
Kapler, RF 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 .238
  a-Gross, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .246
Navarro, D, C 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .227
  b-Iwamura, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .294
Perez, F, CF 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .250
Totals 29 1 3 1 6 12 12  

a-Popped out for Kapler in the 9th. b-Struck out for Navarro, D in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Longoria (29, 2nd inning off Sabathia, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Longoria 4; Navarro, D; Aybar, W.
RBI: Longoria (101).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Crawford, C; Kapler.
Team RISP: 0-for-2.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Navarro, D (5, 2nd base off Sabathia/Posada).
CS: Crawford, C (12, 2nd base by Hughes, P/Posada).

FIELDING
E: Bartlett (16, fielding), Kapler (2, throw).

 
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .332
Swisher, RF 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 .250
  1-Hairston, J, PR-RF 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .254
Teixeira, 1B 4 2 1 0 0 1 1 .279
Rodriguez, Al, 3B 3 1 3 1 1 0 0 .282
Cano, 2B 3 0 0 1 0 1 4 .316
Posada, C 4 0 1 1 0 0 3 .286
Hinske, DH 3 0 0 1 0 2 0 .247
Cabrera, Me, LF 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 .277
Gardner, B, CF 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .271
Totals 30 4 7 4 3 7 13  

1-Ran for Swisher in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Rodriguez, Al (13, Garza, M).
TB: Posada; Teixeira; Rodriguez, Al 4; Swisher; Cabrera, Me.
RBI: Rodriguez, Al (79), Cano (76), Posada (72), Hinske (24).
2-out RBI: Rodriguez, Al.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cano; Jeter 2; Posada.
SF: Cano; Hinske.
Team RISP: 1-for-7.
Team LOB: 7.

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Garza, M 7.0 5 1 0 1 7 0 3.85
Cormier (L, 2-2) 0.1 1 3 3 2 0 0 3.23
Bradford 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.24
Shouse 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.40
 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sabathia 7.0 3 1 1 4 10 1 3.40
Hughes, P (W, 6-3) 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.07
Rivera (S, 39) 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1.75

WP: Garza, M.
IBB: Longoria (by Sabathia), Rodriguez, Al (by Cormier).
Pitches-strikes: Garza, M 120-67, Cormier 18-8, Bradford 8-6, Shouse 3-2, Sabathia 118-71, Hughes, P 18-11, Rivera 15-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Garza, M 8-5, Cormier 0-1, Bradford 0-0, Shouse 1-0, Sabathia 7-3, Hughes, P 1-0, Rivera 0-0.
Batters faced: Garza, M 28, Cormier 4, Bradford 2, Shouse 1, Sabathia 28, Hughes, P 3, Rivera 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Bradford 2-2, Shouse 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Jim Wolf. 1B: Tim Welke. 2B: Gary Cederstrom. 3B: Fieldin Culbreth.
Weather: 71 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, R to L.
T: 3:19.
Att: 47,436.
Venue: Yankee Stadium.
September 7, 2009
September 7, 2009

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