Tampa Bay 3, NY Yankees 0

Date - Wednesday, April 24, 2013 7:10 PM
Location - Tropicana Field
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Sam Holbrook, First Base - Paul Nauert, Second Base - Andy Fletcher, Third Base - Rob Drake,
Attendance - 19177

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
NY Yankees 11-9 5-4 6-5 L1
Tampa Bay 10-11 8-4 2-7 W1

Recap


 Rays 3, Yankees 0: Alex Cobb allowed three hits in 8 1/3 strong innings and Ben Zobrist doubled in a pair of runs as Tampa Bay took the rubber game from visiting New York.

Sean Rodriguez added a solo homer for the Rays, who have won five of six. Cobb (3-1) struck out seven and walked one before yielding to Fernando Rodney, who recorded the last two outs for his third save.

Yankees starter Andy Pettitte (3-1) struck out 10 in six innings but ran into trouble in the fifth when he hit Jose Molina with a pitch and yielded a single to Kelly Johnson, with both runners moving up on an error. Pettitte struck out the next two but Zobrist stayed back on a 2-1 curveball and laced a double into center field.

Eduardo Nunez, Jayson Nix, Ichiro Suzuki and Brett Gardner each singled for New York, which advanced one runner past first base before the ninth inning. Robinson Cano and Travis Hafner both batted as the potential tying runs in the ninth, but Rodney got Cano to ground out and induced Hafner to pop out.

Rodriguez gave Tampa Bay a three-run cushion when he led off the sixth and belted Pettitte’s first offering over the center-field wall.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Cobb came within two outs of his third career complete game. He recorded his first two last season, including a four-hit shutout of Oakland on Aug. 23. … The Yankees had a streak of four straight series wins come to an end. … New York 3B Kevin Youkilis (back) missed his fourth straight game.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
NY Yankees   Tampa Bay
Andy Pettitte Player Alex Cobb
Loss W/L Win
6.0 IP 8.1
10 Strikeouts 7
7 Hits 3
3.00 ERA 0.00
Hitting
NY Yankees   Tampa Bay
Jayson NixPlayer Sean Rodriguez
1 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 1
1 TB 5
.333 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
NY Yankees 4 0 4 .133 9 7 0 1 0 1
Tampa Bay 8 1 12 .250 18 13 3 2 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Tampa Bay will play their next game on the road against Chi. White Sox. The Rays have a W/L % of .444 after a win and .545 after a loss.
  • NY Yankees will play their next game at home against Toronto. The Yankees have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .625 after a loss.