Tampa Bay 8, NY Yankees 7

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 7:10 PM
Location - Tropicana Field
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Joe West, First Base - Sam Holbrook, Second Base - Paul Schrieber, Third Base - Chad Fairchild,
Attendance - 29518

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
NY Yankees 1 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 9 1
Tampa Bay 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 1 8 10 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
NY Yankees 97-65 52-29 45-36 L4
Tampa Bay 91-71 47-34 44-37 W5

Recap


Evan Longoria lined a solo home run in the bottom of the 12th inning - his second blast of the game - to give the Tampa Bay Rays an improbable 8-7 victory over the visiting New York Yankees on Wednesday and the American League wild card berth.
 
The Rays (91-71), who trailed 7-0 in the eighth, enter their AL Division Series with the Texas Rangers on a five-game winning streak. Moments before Longoria's homer, the Boston Red Sox (90-72) lost at Baltimore 4-3.

Tampa Bay became the first team in major league history to make the playoffs after overcoming a nine-game deficit in September.
 
Eight New York pitchers held the Rays to two hits through seven innings. But Longoria’s three-run homer capped a six-run rally in the eighth and Dan Johnson’s two-out, pinch-hit home run tied it in the ninth off Cory Wade. It was Johnson’s first homer since April 8.
 
Mark Teixeira belted a grand slam in the second inning and connected for a solo blast in the fourth as the Yankees built a 7-0 lead.
 
Longoria became the 13th player in major league history to have at least 100 home runs and 400 RBIs after his first four seasons.

Jake McGee (5-2) worked out of a first-and-third, none-out jam in the 12th to earn the victory.
 
Scott Proctor (2-6) took the loss for the Yankees, who used 11 pitchers.
 
Tampa Bay starter David Price threw 97 pitches in four innings and allowed six runs - five earned. He did not win a game in September.
 
Yankees’ third baseman Alex Rodriguez was scratched from the lineup with a right knee injury.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
NY Yankees   Tampa Bay
Dellin Betances Player David Price
No Decision W/L No Decision
2.0 IP 4.0
2 Strikeouts 3
1 Hits 6
0.00 ERA 11.25
Hitting
NY Yankees   Tampa Bay
Mark Teixeira Player Evan Longoria
2 Hits 2
5 RBI 4
2 HR 2
8 TB 8
.500 Avg .400

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
NY Yankees 9 3 20 .196 18 11 6 5 3 1
Tampa Bay 10 3 20 .227 33 10 8 9 3 1
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