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Rays 8, Yankees 6
Hideki Matsui hit the Yankees' first homer of the night in the fifth. (AP)
Andy Pettitte allowed a career-high four homers, and fellow veteran Mariano Rivera, trying to give the Yanks a chance to walk off, allowed back-to-back shots for the first time. Hideki Matsui went deep in the fifth, and Johnny Damon hit a two-run shot to tie the game in the eighth.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (14-16)
Won 3
Tampa Bay 8, NY Yankees 6   NYY
NY Yankees (13-15)
Lost 5
May 7, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
2 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 2   8 13 0
NY Yankees
0 0 0 3 1 0 0 2 0   6 10 0
Standings thru 5/7/09  |  Recap: TB | NYY  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Yankees stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Bartlett, SS 4 1 1 1 1 2 0 .340
Crawford, C, LF 5 2 2 1 0 0 1 .306
Longoria, 3B 5 3 3 3 0 1 1 .368
Pena, C, 1B 4 1 1 1 1 2 0 .266
Burrell, DH 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 .240
Zobrist, RF 4 1 2 1 0 0 3 .279
Kapler, CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .214
Iwamura, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 2 1 .284
Navarro, D, C 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .187
Totals 39 8 13 8 2 8 10  

BATTING
HR: Bartlett (4, 1st inning off Pettitte, 0 on, 0 out), Pena, C (13, 1st inning off Pettitte, 0 on, 2 out), Longoria 2 (10, 3rd inning off Pettitte, 1 on, 1 out; 9th inning off Rivera, 0 on, 1 out), Zobrist (5, 6th inning off Pettitte, 0 on, 2 out), Crawford, C (1, 9th inning off Rivera, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Bartlett 4; Longoria 9; Kapler; Crawford, C 5; Pena, C 4; Burrell 2; Zobrist 5; Iwamura.
RBI: Bartlett (11), Pena, C (30), Longoria 3 (38), Zobrist (11), Burrell (13), Crawford, C (13).
2-out RBI: Pena, C; Zobrist; Burrell.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Navarro, D 2; Zobrist.
GIDP: Longoria.
Team RISP: 2-for-7.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Zobrist (2, 2nd base off Pettitte/Molina, J), Kapler (2, 2nd base off Pettitte/Cervelli).

FIELDING
DP: (Bartlett-Iwamura-Pena, C).

 
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, SS 4 1 2 0 1 1 2 .275
Damon, LF 5 1 4 4 0 0 1 .314
Teixeira, 1B 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .198
Matsui, DH 4 1 1 1 0 0 2 .287
Cano, 2B 5 0 0 0 0 1 4 .319
Swisher, RF 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 .267
Cabrera, Me, CF 2 1 1 0 2 0 1 .333
Pena, R, 3B 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 .279
Molina, J, C 2 1 1 1 0 0 2 .273
  Cervelli, C 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
Totals 36 6 10 6 5 5 18  

BATTING
2B: Jeter (6, Niemann), Molina, J (2, Cormier), Damon (5, Cormier).
HR: Matsui (3, 5th inning off Cormier, 0 on, 0 out), Damon (7, 8th inning off Wheeler, D, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Pena, R; Matsui 4; Damon 8; Jeter 3; Molina, J 2; Cabrera, Me.
RBI: Molina, J (6), Damon 4 (19), Matsui (12).
2-out RBI: Damon 4.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cano 3; Teixeira.
GIDP: Molina, J.
Team RISP: 2-for-11.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Cabrera, Me (3, 2nd base off Niemann/Navarro, D).

FIELDING
DP: (Pettitte-Cano-Teixeira).

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Niemann 3.1 3 2 2 4 0 0 5.65
Cormier 1.2 4 2 2 0 1 1 2.91
Howell (H, 2) 2.0 1 0 0 1 3 0 3.65
Wheeler, D (BS, 1) 1.0 2 2 2 0 0 1 7.84
Shouse (W, 1-0) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.38
Nelson, J (S, 1) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.38
 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Pettitte 6.0 9 5 5 1 5 4 4.38
Veras 2.0 2 1 1 1 2 0 7.20
Rivera (L, 0-1) 0.2 2 2 2 0 1 2 3.97
Robertson, D 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.86

Game Scores: Niemann 42, Pettitte 38.
WP: Niemann.
HBP: Matsui (by Niemann).
Pitches-strikes: Niemann 78-42, Cormier 29-18, Howell 33-20, Wheeler, D 8-7, Shouse 4-3, Nelson, J 4-4, Pettitte 115-72, Veras 35-21, Rivera 24-16, Robertson, D 2-1.
Groundouts-flyouts: Niemann 3-4, Cormier 3-0, Howell 2-1, Wheeler, D 1-2, Shouse 2-0, Nelson, J 0-0, Pettitte 9-3, Veras 3-1, Rivera 0-0, Robertson, D 1-0.
Batters faced: Niemann 17, Cormier 9, Howell 8, Wheeler, D 5, Shouse 2, Nelson, J 1, Pettitte 27, Veras 9, Rivera 4, Robertson, D 1.
Inherited runners-scored: Cormier 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Dale Scott. 1B: Jerry Meals. 2B: Mike DiMuro. 3B: James Hoye.
Weather: 64 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, R to L.
T: 3:27.
Att: 43,769.
Venue: Yankee Stadium.
May 7, 2009
May 7, 2009

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