NY Yankees 5, Tampa Bay 3

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, May 10, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Yankee Stadium
Temperature - 61°
Umpires - Home Plate - Mike Estabrook, First Base - James Hoye, Second Base - Jim Joyce, Third Base - Jim Reynolds,
Attendance - 37720

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Tampa Bay 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 8 2
NY Yankees 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 5 11 2

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 20-12 13-3 7-9 L1
NY Yankees 17-14 9-7 8-7 W1

Recap


Yankees 5, Rays 3: Robinson Cano and Curtis Granderson homered and CC Sabathia turned in his fourth consecutive eight-inning start as New York took the series rubber match at Yankee Stadium.

Sabathia (5-0) remained unbeaten, struck out a season-high 10 while allowing a pair of unearned runs on seven hits. He finished each of his last four innings with strikeouts, including a seventh-inning punchout of B.J. Upton with two runners on base. Rafael Soriano picked up his first save despite allowing a run in the ninth inning.

Cano broke a 2-2 tie when he took David Price (5-2) deep to right-center field with one out and one on in the fifth inning. Andruw Jones added an RBI double later in the frame to give New York a three-run cushion.

Price worked seven innings in defeat, giving up 11 hits and walking three while striking out five.

Tampa Bay grabbed the early lead on RBI singles by Carlos Peña and Sean Rodriguez in the first and second innings, but the Yankees tied it in the bottom of the second on a solo homer by Granderson and an RBI base hit by Chris Stewart.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Coupled with Baltimore’s doubleheader split against Texas, the Tampa Bay loss pushed the Rays and Orioles into a tie atop the American League East. ... Price had been 3-0 in five previous head-to-head meetings against Sabathia, with Tampa Bay winning all five games. ... Tampa Bay’s Jeff Keppinger was thrown out at home in the first inning trying to score on Peña’s RBI hit. ... Cano had his second three-hit game of the season and his first in exactly one month.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Tampa Bay   NY Yankees
David Price Player CC Sabathia
Loss W/L Win
7.0 IP 8.0
4 Strikeouts 10
11 Hits 7
6.43 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Tampa Bay   NY Yankees
Chris Gimenez Player Robinson Cano
2 Hits 3
0 RBI 2
0 HR 1
2 TB 6
.667 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Tampa Bay 8 0 8 .229 18 10 3 1 1 2
NY Yankees 11 2 19 .324 14 6 5 3 2 2

Upcoming Games

  • NY Yankees will play their next game at home against Seattle. The Yankees have a W/L % of .471 after a win and .643 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play their next game on the road against Baltimore. The Rays have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .545 after a loss.
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