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Homers costly to Shields
Yankees 7, Devil Rays 3
James Shields saw his ERA rise to 3.98 with Thursday night's effort. (Chris O'Meara/AP)
 Wilson's RBI double
James Shields had little trouble with the Yankees until the fourth inning, when three solo homers derailed his night and set up his fifth loss of the season. The Rays loaded the bases with nobody out against Yankees starter Andy Pettitte in the fourth inning but came away with only one run for Shields, who allowed at least five runs for the fourth time in his last six starts.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: July 12, 2007
NYY
NY Yankees (44-43)
Won 2
NY Yankees 7, Tampa Bay 3   TB
Tampa Bay (34-54)
Lost 3
July 12, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Yankees
0 1 0 3 1 1 0 1 0   7 10 0
Tampa Bay
0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0   3 7 2
Standings thru 7/12/07  |  Gameday  |  Yankees Stats  |  Devil Rays Stats
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, DH4010100.245
Cabrera, CF3010101.276
Jeter, SS5111004.334
Rodriguez, 3B3311101.317
Matsui, LF4110012.273
Posada, C3011101.327
Abreu, RF4133001.270
Cano, 2B4000014.271
Phillips, 1B4110003.310
Totals3471064217 

BATTING
2B: Abreu (17, Shields), Matsui (20, Shields), Posada (26, Shields).
HR: Jeter (6, 4th inning off Shields, 0 on, 0 out), Rodriguez (31, 4th inning off Shields, 0 on, 0 out), Abreu (6, 4th inning off Shields, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Damon; Cabrera; Jeter 4; Rodriguez 4; Matsui 2; Posada 2; Abreu 7; Phillips.
RBI: Abreu 3 (44), Jeter (45), Rodriguez (87), Posada (49).
2-out RBI: Abreu 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cano; Rodriguez; Phillips 2.
S: Cabrera.
GIDP: Jeter 2.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Damon (1, 2nd base by Stokes/Navarro), Cabrera (2, 2nd base by Shields/Navarro).

 
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Iwamura, 3B4000001.286
Crawford, LF3000101.282
Harris, SS4220001.313
Pena, 1B3010111.288
Young, CF4020002.281
Wigginton, DH3001035.266
Gomes, RF3111021.279
Navarro, C2000012.175
  a-Casanova, PH1000000.262
Wilson, 2B4011020.217
Totals313732914 

a-Grounded out for Navarro in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Wilson (6, Pettitte), Harris (19, Pettitte).
TB: Harris 3; Pena; Young 2; Gomes; Wilson 2.
RBI: Wilson (4), Gomes (23), Wigginton (43).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Crawford; Navarro; Gomes; Wigginton.
S: Navarro.
SF: Gomes; Wigginton.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Iwamura (5, fielding), Wilson (11, missed catch).
DP: 2 (Wilson-Harris-Pena, Harris-Wilson-Pena).

 
NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Pettitte (W, 5-6)5.26331404.27
Vizcaino (H, 3)1.10000204.87
Farnsworth 1.01001104.33
Rivera 1.00000203.60
 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Shields (L, 7-5)6.09651233.98
Fossum 1.00000007.40
Switzer 0.101110027.00
Hammel 0.21001006.23
Stokes 1.00001006.53

WP: Switzer.
Pitches-strikes: Pettitte 102-63, Vizcaino 17-11, Farnsworth 14-9, Rivera 12-9, Shields 93-60, Fossum 8-6, Switzer 11-5, Hammel 19-12, Stokes 14-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Pettitte 7-6, Vizcaino 2-0, Farnsworth 0-2, Rivera 1-0, Shields 8-7, Fossum 2-1, Switzer 0-1, Hammel 1-1, Stokes 0-2.
Batters faced: Pettitte 24, Vizcaino 4, Farnsworth 5, Rivera 3, Shields 27, Fossum 3, Switzer 2, Hammel 4, Stokes 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Vizcaino 1-0, Hammel 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Joe West. 1B: Ed Rapuano. 2B: Ed Hickox. 3B: CB Bucknor.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:03.
Att: 21,907.

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