NY Yankees 9, Tampa Bay 2

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, August 13, 2011 4:10 PM
Location - Yankee Stadium
Temperature - 82°
Umpires - Home Plate - Tom Hallion, First Base - Bill Miller, Second Base - James Hoye, Third Base - Phil Cuzzi,
Attendance - 47804

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Tampa Bay 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 5 0
NY Yankees 0 2 0 0 5 2 0 0 9 15 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 64-55 31-28 33-27 L1
NY Yankees 72-46 40-24 32-22 W1

Recap


Jorge Posada made a thunderous return to the lineup, belting a grand slam and driving in six runs to power the New York Yankees to a 9-2 rout of the visiting Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday.

Playing for the first time since he was benched last weekend, Posada hit his 10th career grand slam to cap a five-run fifth inning after he delivered a two-RBI single in the second.

Curtis Granderson clubbed his fifth homer in five games, a solo shot that tied Toronto's Jose Bautista for the major league lead with 33 as the Yankees moved to within one game of Boston in the American League East.

Phil Hughes (3-4), pitching to stay in the starting rotation, earned his first home win of the year by allowing two runs on four hits in six innings to help snap Tampa Bay's five-game winning streak.

Posada had three hits and his slam was his first home run since June 29. His six RBIs were the most he's had in a game since September 2006.

Rays starter Jeremy Hellickson (10-8) had his three-game win streak halted and lost for the first time in six starts. He allowed four runs on eight hits in 4 1/3 innings.

Desmond Jennings homered for the Rays, who fell 8 1/2 games behind the Yankees in the AL wild card race.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Tampa Bay   NY Yankees
Jeremy Hellickson Player Phil Hughes
Loss W/L Win
4.1 IP 6.0
4 Strikeouts 6
8 Hits 4
8.31 ERA 3.00
Hitting
Tampa Bay   NY Yankees
Desmond Jennings Player Jorge Posada
2 Hits 3
1 RBI 6
1 HR 1
5 TB 6
.500 Avg .600

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Tampa Bay 5 1 11 .156 9 8 2 1 0 0
NY Yankees 15 2 23 .405 22 7 9 6 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • NY Yankees will play their next game at home against Tampa Bay. The Yankees have a W/L % of .611 after a win and .609 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play their next game on the road against NY Yankees. The Rays have a W/L % of .508 after a win and .574 after a loss.
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