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A beautiful tie
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Yankees 4, Rays 2
Derek Jeter's third hit Wednesday was an opposite-field single in the seventh. (Getty)
Derek Jeter's career has been a charmed one, and the list of accolades grew longer on Wednesday, when the captain collected three hits to tie Lou Gehrig on the Yankees' all-time list with 2,721. Not lost was Jorge Posada's late pinch-hit homer, which set up a four-game sweep.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (72-68)
Lost 8
NY Yankees 4, Tampa Bay 2   NYY
NY Yankees (91-50)
Won 4
September 9, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   2 3 2
NY Yankees
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 X   4 10 0
Standings thru 9/9/09  |  Recap: TB | NYY  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Yankees stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Bartlett, SS 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 .331
Crawford, C, LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 .304
Longoria, 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .280
Zobrist, 2B 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .280
Burrell, DH 4 0 1 1 0 1 1 .232
Richard, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .200
  a-Kapler, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .232
Gross, RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .240
Navarro, D, C 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .224
Upton, B, CF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .236
  Perez, F, CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .176
Totals 30 2 3 2 3 7 9  

a-Struck out for Richard in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Bartlett (14, 1st inning off Chamberlain, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Bartlett 4; Crawford, C; Burrell.
RBI: Bartlett (61), Burrell (58).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gross; Kapler.
Team RISP: 1-for-4.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Crawford, C (56, 3rd base off Chamberlain/Molina, J).

FIELDING
E: Upton, B (3, fielding), Richard (1, throw).
PB: Navarro, D (5).

 
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, SS 4 0 3 0 1 0 0 .330
Damon, LF 4 0 1 0 1 1 3 .286
Teixeira, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 5 .280
Rodriguez, Al, 3B 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 .283
Matsui, DH 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .271
  1-Hairston, J, PR-DH 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .255
Swisher, RF 4 1 1 1 0 1 2 .254
Cano, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 5 .314
Gardner, B, CF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .266
  b-Posada, PH-C 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 .285
Molina, J, C 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .241
  a-Hinske, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244
  Cervelli, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263
  c-Cabrera, Me, PH-CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .279
Totals 36 4 10 4 2 9 20  

a-Flied out for Molina, J in the 7th. b-Homered for Gardner, B in the 8th. c-Flied out for Cervelli in the 8th.
1-Ran for Matsui in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Jeter (26, Niemann).
HR: Posada (21, 8th inning off Balfour, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Posada 4; Matsui 2; Jeter 4; Damon; Rodriguez, Al 2; Swisher.
RBI: Swisher (78), Posada 3 (75).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rodriguez, Al; Gardner, B 2; Teixeira 2; Damon.
Team RISP: 1-for-12.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Jeter (25, 2nd base off Niemann/Navarro, D).

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Niemann 7.0 8 1 1 1 8 0 3.57
Cormier (L, 2-3) 0.0 1 2 1 0 0 0 3.33
Shouse (H, 8) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.09
Balfour (BS, 5) 0.1 1 1 1 1 0 1 4.90
Choate 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.81
 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Chamberlain 3.0 3 2 2 1 3 1 4.45
Aceves, A 3.0 0 0 0 1 3 0 3.72
Albaladejo (W, 5-1) 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.85
Bruney (H, 13) 0.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.18
Coke (S, 2) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.97

Niemann pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.
Cormier pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.

Game Scores: Niemann , Chamberlain .
WP: Chamberlain, Coke.
Pitches-strikes: Niemann 110-68, Cormier 3-2, Shouse 5-3, Balfour 15-7, Choate 2-1, Chamberlain 55-36, Aceves, A 44-29, Albaladejo 20-12, Bruney 7-2, Coke 5-3.
Groundouts-flyouts: Niemann 7-6, Cormier 1-0, Shouse 0-0, Balfour 0-1, Choate 1-0, Chamberlain 5-1, Aceves, A 3-2, Albaladejo 3-2, Bruney 0-2, Coke 0-0.
Batters faced: Niemann 31, Cormier 2, Shouse 1, Balfour 3, Choate 1, Chamberlain 13, Aceves, A 10, Albaladejo 6, Bruney 3, Coke 1.
Inherited runners-scored: Cormier 1-1, Shouse 2-0, Balfour 2-2, Choate 1-0, Coke 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Fieldin Culbreth. 1B: Tim Welke. 2B: Jim Wolf. 3B: Gary Cederstrom.
Weather: 72 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 11 mph, L to R.
T: 3:08.
Att: 45,350.
Venue: Yankee Stadium.
September 9, 2009
September 9, 2009

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