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Pettitte falls in finale
Devil Rays 8, Yankees 2
Andy Pettitte allowed five runs on 11 hits over 6 1/3 innings on Sunday. (Bill Kostroun/AP)
Andy Pettitte lost for the first time since July 27 on Sunday afternoon against the Rays, giving up a costly three-run homer to Carlos Pena in the series-ending loss. Bobby Abreu drove in his 90th run with a triple, and Melky Cabrera added an RBI double.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (56-81)
Won 1
Tampa Bay 8, NY Yankees 2   NYY
NY Yankees (76-61)
Lost 1
September 2, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 0 1 0 0 1 3 3 0   8 14 1
NY Yankees
0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0   2 8 1
Standings thru 9/2/07  |  Gameday  |  Devil Rays Stats  |  Yankees Stats
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Iwamura, 3B5122021.282
Crawford, LF4210100.314
Pena, 1B4123110.274
Upton, CF3001121.313
Young, RF4020110.296
Harris, 2B5020013.286
Gomes, DH4000033.246
  a-Norton, PH-DH1000012.219
Wilson, SS4121003.249
Navarro, C4331001.215
Totals38814841114 

a-Struck out for Gomes in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Wilson (12, Pettitte).
3B: Pena (1, Pettitte).
HR: Navarro (7, 3rd inning off Pettitte, 0 on, 1 out), Pena (34, 7th inning off Pettitte, 2 on, 1 out), Wilson (2, 8th inning off Ramirez, 0 on, 2 out), Iwamura (6, 8th inning off Ramirez, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Iwamura 5; Crawford; Pena 7; Young 2; Harris 2; Wilson 6; Navarro 6.
RBI: Navarro (35), Upton (70), Pena 3 (96), Wilson (21), Iwamura 2 (24).
2-out RBI: Wilson; Iwamura 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Upton; Wilson 2; Norton.
SF: Upton.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Crawford (46, 3rd base off Pettitte/Posada).
PO: Harris (1st base by Pettitte).

FIELDING
E: Wilson (19, fielding).
DP: (Iwamura-Harris-Pena).

 
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, LF4100121.258
Jeter, SS5000034.322
Abreu, RF5021023.284
Rodriguez, 3B3000012.306
Matsui, DH4010001.300
Posada, C4020001.329
Cano, 2B3010102.298
Phillips, 1B1100002.292
  Betemit, 1B1000002.220
  a-Giambi, PH-1B1000002.255
Cabrera, CF4021002.297
Totals352822822 

a-Flied out for Betemit in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Abreu (26, Hammel), Cabrera (21, Hammel).
3B: Abreu (5, Balfour).
TB: Abreu 5; Matsui; Posada 2; Cano; Cabrera 3.
RBI: Cabrera (60), Abreu (90).
2-out RBI: Abreu.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rodriguez 2; Abreu 3; Betemit; Cabrera.
GIDP: Phillips.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Cabrera (12, 2nd base off Hammel/Navarro), Rodriguez (21, 2nd base off Dohmann/Navarro), Damon (21, 2nd base off Hammel/Navarro).

FIELDING
E: Pettitte (1, pickoff).
Outfield assists: Damon (Wilson at home).
Pickoffs: Pettitte (Harris at 1st base).

 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hammel (W, 2-4)5.05110706.95
Dohmann (H, 3)1.10112002.35
Balfour 1.03000104.82
Wheeler 0.20000004.97
Glover 1.00000005.45
 
NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Pettitte (L, 12-8)6.111552723.82
Ramirez 1.13330327.11
Veras 1.10002100.00

Hammel pitched to 1 batter in the 6th.

HBP: Phillips (by Hammel), Rodriguez (by Hammel).
Pitches-strikes: Hammel 97-62, Dohmann 29-14, Balfour 29-22, Wheeler 13-8, Glover 17-11, Pettitte 119-77, Ramirez 21-16, Veras 17-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Hammel 4-4, Dohmann 1-3, Balfour 0-2, Wheeler 0-2, Glover 1-2, Pettitte 4-6, Ramirez 0-1, Veras 2-1.
Batters faced: Hammel 22, Dohmann 6, Balfour 6, Wheeler 2, Glover 3, Pettitte 30, Ramirez 7, Veras 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Dohmann 1-0, Balfour 1-1, Wheeler 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Doug Eddings. 1B: Mike Everitt. 2B: Dana DeMuth. 3B: Kerwin Danley.
Weather: 75 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 6 mph, Out to LF.
T: 3:44.
Att: 53,957.

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