Tampa Bay 4, NY Yankees 3

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, July 2, 2012 7:10 PM
Location - Tropicana Field
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Joe West, First Base - Sam Holbrook, Second Base - Mike Estabrook, Third Base - Rob Drake,
Attendance - 21742

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
NY Yankees 48-31 25-16 23-15 L1
Tampa Bay 42-38 23-18 19-20 W1

Recap

Rays 4, Yankees 3: A rare error by Mark Teixeira in the seventh inning allowed Tampa Bay to score the decisive run and extend its home winning streak against New York to eight games.

After the Yankees pulled ahead in the top of the seventh on a sacrifice fly by Curtis Granderson, Tampa Bay broke through for a pair of runs in the bottom of the frame against the New York bullpen. Pinch hitter Brooks Conrad tied the game at 3-3 with a two-out double to right against David Robertson (0-3), then scored the decisive run when Teixeira committed an error on a grounder by Elliot Johnson.

Matt Moore (5-5) got the win, allowing three runs on nine hits and three walks over seven innings. Joel Peralta worked a perfect eighth, and Fernando Rodney retired three consecutive Yankee pinch hitters in the ninth to collect his 23rd save in 24 chances.

New York took a 2-0 lead in the first inning when Teixeira doubled in a run and scored on a base hit by Robinson Cano. Solo home runs by B.J. Upton and Carlos Peña in the fourth and sixth innings, respectively, tied the game up.

Starter Freddy Garcia pitched 5 1/3 innings for the Yankees, allowing two runs on five hits. He struck out four.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Rays RF Hideki Matsui exited the game in the bottom of the second inning with apparent tightness in his left hamstring ... Teixeira had handled 663 straight chances without an error before Monday, more than twice as many as any other first baseman ... New York had won nine of its last 10 road games overall coming into Monday’s contest.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
NY Yankees   Tampa Bay
Freddy Garcia Player Matt Moore
No Decision W/L Win
5.1 IP 7.0
4 Strikeouts 3
5 Hits 9
3.38 ERA 3.86
Hitting
NY Yankees   Tampa Bay
Mark Teixeira Player Will Rhymes
2 Hits 2
1 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 2
.667 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
NY Yankees 9 0 11 .281 12 4 3 3 1 1
Tampa Bay 7 2 14 .233 8 6 3 1 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Tampa Bay will play their next game at home against NY Yankees. The Rays have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .474 after a loss.
  • NY Yankees will play their next game on the road against Tampa Bay. The Yankees have a W/L % of .633 after a win and .567 after a loss.