Tampa Bay 15, NY Yankees 8

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, September 22, 2011 7:05 PM
Location - Yankee Stadium
Temperature - 72°
Umpires - Home Plate - Fieldin Culbreth, First Base - John Hirschbeck, Second Base - Wally Bell, Third Base - Scott Barry,
Attendance - 47470

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Tampa Bay 3 2 2 5 1 0 0 2 0 15 17 1
NY Yankees 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 2 0 8 14 4

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 86-70 42-33 44-37 W1
NY Yankees 95-61 50-28 45-33 L1

Recap


B.J. Upton, Johnny Damon and Ben Zobrist hit two-run homers and had three RBIs apiece as the Tampa Bay Rays snapped a three-game losing streak with a 15-8 romp over the host New York Yankees on Thursday night.

Rookie Matt Moore (1-0) struck out 11 over five scoreless innings in his first career start to help the Rays avert a four-game sweep and pull within two games of AL wild-card leader Boston with six to play.

Tampa Bay pounded Bartolo Colon (8-10) for seven runs over three innings and built a 13-0 lead to win the series finale against New York, which fielded a lineup made up mostly of reserves after clinching the AL East title 24 hours earlier.

Upton lost his bid for the cycle when he popped out in the sixth inning and was removed from the game. He scored four times and finished 8-for-18 in the series.

Damon had two hits to move past Bill Buckner and Rusty Staub for 58th place on the all-time list with 2,717. He is four hits behind Lou Gehrig.

Andruw Jones homered and drove in three runs, and rookie Jesus Montero was 3-for-3 with two RBIs for New York, which did all its scoring from the sixth inning on.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Tampa Bay   NY Yankees
Matthew Moore Player Bartolo Colon
Win W/L Loss
5.0 IP 3.0
11 Strikeouts 1
4 Hits 7
0.00 ERA 15.00
Hitting
Tampa Bay   NY Yankees
B.J. Upton Player Jesus Montero
3 Hits 3
3 RBI 2
1 HR 0
8 TB 4
.750 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Tampa Bay 17 3 29 .395 24 3 14 8 0 1
NY Yankees 14 1 18 .333 22 15 7 4 0 4

Upcoming Games

  • NY Yankees will play their next game at home against Boston. The Yankees have a W/L % of .615 after a win and .600 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play their next game at home against Toronto. The Rays have a W/L % of .535 after a win and .571 after a loss.
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