Tampa Bay 5, NY Yankees 2

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, September 26, 2011 7:10 PM
Location - Tropicana Field
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Paul Schrieber, First Base - Chad Fairchild, Second Base - Joe West, Third Base - Sam Holbrook,
Attendance - 18772

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
NY Yankees 97-63 52-29 45-34 L2
Tampa Bay 89-71 45-34 44-37 W3

Recap


B.J. Upton and Johnny Damon each knocked in two runs, and James Shields pitched 8 2/3 strong innings as the Tampa Bay Rays moved into a tie for the American League wild card lead with a 5-2 victory over the visiting New York Yankees on Monday.
 
The Rays, who were nine games behind Boston on Sept. 3, are even with two games to play. The Red Sox lost at Baltimore 6-3 on Monday.
 
Shields (16-12) allowed six hits and two runs, and shut the Yankees out over his final 5 2/3 innings on three hits. Kyle Farnsworth got the final out for his 24th save.
 
Upton doubled home two runs in the third inning to tie the game and Damon singled home the go-ahead run later in the inning. Damon, who also had a sacrifice fly in seventh, is tied with Lou Gehrig for 57th on the all-time hits list with 2,721.
 
Kelly Shoppach also homered for the second straight game for the Rays.
 
Rays’ left fielder Desmond Jennings made an amazing diving catch in the gap to take extra bases away from Derek Jeter in the fifth.
 
Robinson Cano had a solo homer in the first and an RBI single in the third to give New York a 2-0 lead. Cano is batting .386 in his career against Shields, with four home runs and 11 RBIs.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
NY Yankees   Tampa Bay
Hector Noesi Player James Shields
Loss W/L Win
2.0 IP 8.2
1 Strikeouts 4
5 Hits 6
13.50 ERA 2.08
Hitting
NY Yankees   Tampa Bay
Robinson Cano Player Matt Joyce
2 Hits 2
2 RBI 0
1 HR 0
5 TB 3
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
NY Yankees 6 1 10 .194 11 4 2 3 0 0
Tampa Bay 9 1 15 .310 17 6 5 8 1 1

Upcoming Games

  • Tampa Bay will play their next game at home against NY Yankees. The Rays have a W/L % of .539 after a win and .577 after a loss.
  • NY Yankees will play their next game on the road against Tampa Bay. The Yankees have a W/L % of .612 after a win and .597 after a loss.
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