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Yankees 3, Rays 2
Carl Crawford was caught in a rundown after tripling in the first inning. (AP)
The positives to be taken from Tuesday's Rays loss to the Yankees -- their seventh in a row -- are David Price, who allowed three hits in six innings, and Evan Longoria, who hit his sixth homer in 11 games. The negatives? The 'pen was once again the culprit, allowing a walk-off homer.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (72-67)
Lost 7
NY Yankees 3, Tampa Bay 2   NYY
NY Yankees (90-50)
Won 3
September 8, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0   2 8 0
NY Yankees
0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1   3 5 0
Standings thru 9/8/09  |  Recap: TB | NYY  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Yankees stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Bartlett, SS 4 1 1 1 0 2 1 .331
Crawford, C, LF 4 0 3 0 0 0 1 .305
Longoria, 3B 4 1 1 1 0 0 2 .281
Zobrist, CF 3 0 1 0 1 1 2 .282
Burrell, DH 3 0 0 0 1 2 1 .232
Richard, 1B 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .500
  a-Kapler, PH-RF 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .233
Zaun, C 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .260
  b-Navarro, D, PH-C 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .226
Gross, RF 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .243
  c-Aybar, W, PH-1B 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .252
Iwamura, 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .294
Totals 31 2 8 2 3 7 16  

a-Flied out for Richard in the 7th. b-Grounded into a forceout for Zaun in the 7th. c-Walked for Gross in the 7th.

BATTING
3B: Crawford, C (7, Gaudin).
HR: Longoria (30, 7th inning off Gaudin, 0 on, 0 out), Bartlett (13, 8th inning off Hughes, P, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Bartlett 4; Longoria 4; Crawford, C 5; Zobrist; Richard; Iwamura.
RBI: Longoria (103), Bartlett (60).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Zobrist; Iwamura 2.
GIDP: Zobrist.
Team RISP: 0-for-5.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Zobrist (4, 2nd base by Gaudin/Posada).
PO: Crawford, C (1st base by Gaudin).

 
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, DH 4 0 0 0 0 3 0 .327
Damon, LF 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 .286
Teixeira, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .282
Rodriguez, Al, 3B 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 .281
Swisher, RF 3 2 2 2 1 0 2 .254
Posada, C 3 0 0 0 0 3 1 .283
Cano, 2B 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 .316
Cabrera, Me, CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .279
Hairston, J, SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .255
  a-Matsui, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .269
  Pena, R, SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .283
Totals 30 3 5 3 2 8 7  

a-Struck out for Hairston, J in the 7th.

BATTING
HR: Swisher 2 (26, 2nd inning off Price, 0 on, 1 out; 9th inning off Wheeler, D, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Cano; Teixeira; Rodriguez, Al; Swisher 8.
RBI: Swisher 2 (77), Rodriguez, Al (80).
2-out RBI: Rodriguez, Al.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cabrera, Me; Swisher.
Team RISP: 1-for-5.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
DP: 3 (Posada-Cano, Gaudin-Teixeira, Cano-Pena, R-Teixeira).
Pickoffs: Gaudin (Crawford, C at 1st base).

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Price 6.0 3 2 2 2 6 1 4.65
Cormier 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.20
Choate 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.86
Wheeler, D (L, 4-4) 0.1 1 1 1 0 0 1 3.55
 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Gaudin 6.0 6 1 1 2 6 1 4.81
Marte (H, 3) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8.10
Bruney (H, 12) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.26
Coke (H, 18) 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 5.00
Hughes, P (BS, 1) 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 1 3.14
Rivera (W, 2-2) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.72

Gaudin pitched to 3 batters in the 7th.

WP: Price.
Pitches-strikes: Price 105-69, Cormier 11-7, Choate 20-14, Wheeler, D 6-4, Gaudin 76-51, Marte 2-1, Bruney 2-2, Coke 8-4, Hughes, P 11-7, Rivera 12-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Price 9-2, Cormier 1-0, Choate 2-0, Wheeler, D 1-0, Gaudin 7-1, Marte 0-1, Bruney 1-0, Coke 1-0, Hughes, P 1-1, Rivera 1-0.
Batters faced: Price 23, Cormier 3, Choate 4, Wheeler, D 2, Gaudin 23, Marte 1, Bruney 1, Coke 2, Hughes, P 4, Rivera 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Choate 1-0, Marte 2-0, Bruney 2-0, Coke 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Gary Cederstrom. 1B: Fieldin Culbreth. 2B: Tim Welke. 3B: Jim Wolf.
Weather: 72 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 4 mph, In from LF.
T: 2:54.
Att: 45,848.
Venue: Yankee Stadium.
September 8, 2009
September 8, 2009

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