Tampa Bay 5, NY Yankees 3

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 7:10 PM
Location - Tropicana Field
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Chad Fairchild, First Base - Joe West, Second Base - Sam Holbrook, Third Base - Paul Schrieber,
Attendance - 22820

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
NY Yankees 97-64 52-29 45-35 L3
Tampa Bay 90-71 46-34 44-37 W4

Recap


Matt Joyce belted a go-ahead, three-run homer in the seventh inning as the Tampa Bay Rays remained tied atop the American League wild card standings with a 5-3 victory over the visiting New York Yankees on Tuesday.
 
The Rays and Red Sox share the lead entering the final day of the regular season. Boston hung on to defeat the Baltimore Orioles 8-7 on Tuesday.
 
Nick Swisher’s RBI double gave the Yankees a 3-2 lead in the sixth, but the Rays averted further damage when Russell Martin grounded into a 5-4-3 triple play off starter Jeremy Hellickson. It was the third triple play in Rays’ history and the first since 2006.
 
Jake McGee (4-2) pitched a scoreless seventh inning to get the victory. Kyle Farnsworth pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for his 25th save.
 
Ben Zobrist (two hits) lined a two-run homer in the second to give the Rays a 2-0 lead. Johnny Damon singled and scored on Zobrist’s homer, passing Lou Gehrig for 57th on the all-time hits list with 2,722.
 
Rafael Soriano (2-3), who had not allowed a run in his last eight outings, allowed Joyce's blast.
 
Rays first baseman Casey Kotchman was scratched from the lineup because of tightness in his chest. He was taken to the hospital and released after tests were negative.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
NY Yankees   Tampa Bay
Bartolo Colon Player Jeremy Hellickson
No Decision W/L No Decision
5.1 IP 6.0
3 Strikeouts 1
7 Hits 6
3.38 ERA 4.50
Hitting
NY Yankees   Tampa Bay
Eduardo Nunez Player Reid Brignac
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
NY Yankees 7 1 12 .226 13 4 2 5 1 2
Tampa Bay 9 2 16 .281 19 6 5 4 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Tampa Bay will play their next game at home against NY Yankees. The Rays have a W/L % of .544 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 .587 after a loss.
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