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Game 117: Yankees vs. Rays

Posted by: Brian Heyman - Posted in Misc on Aug 12, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Yankees lineup
1. Derek Jeter SS
2. Curtis Granderson CF
3. Mark Teixeira 1B
4. Robinson Cano 2B
5. Nick Swisher DH
6. Andruw Jones RF
7. Russell Martin C
8. Eduardo Nunez 3B
9. Brett Gardner LF
CC Sabathia LHP

Rays lineup
1. Desmond Jennings LF
2. Johnny Damon DH
3. Evan Longoria 3B
4. Ben Zobrist RF
5. B.J. Upton CF
6. Sean Rodriguez 2B
7. Casey Kotchman 1B
8. Kelly Shoppach C
9. Elliot Johnson SS
David Price LHP

Time/TV: 7:08/YES
Weather: Clear, 80
Umpires: Phil Cuzzi HP, Tom Hallion 1B, Bill Miller 2B, James Hoye 3B

Vs. Lefties: The Yankees are 25-9 vs. lefty starters, winning seven straight.

Update, 7:14: Sabathia has a 1-2-3 first. Meanwhile, A-Rod homers for Single-A Tampa in his first rehab at-bat at Dunedin.

Update, 7:18: Price gives up a single to Jeter in the first at-bat of their rematch from the 3,000 game. But Jeter is stranded at second.

Update, 7:25: Two perfect innings for Sabathia.

Update, 7:33: 1-2-3 second for Price, with two Ks.

Update, 7:37: Casey Kotchman reaches the second deck in right, 1-0 Tampa Bay.

Update, 7:41: Well, that was some shot by Kelly Shoppach to the left-center bleachers, just to the left of the bullpen. Back-to-back homers.

Update, 7:42: RBI double for A-Rod in his second at-bat. Maybe he doesn’t need four rehab games.

Update, 7:46: Damon homers to right, three homers in the inning. Good thing Sabathia isn’t pitching for his spot in the rotation.

Update, 7:55: Price gets Jeter to bounce into an inning-ending double play in the third, not quite revenge for giving up No. 3,000.

Update, 8:15: RBI double for Andruw Jones, but Swisher is out at the plate, 3-1 after four.

Update, 8:18: Elliot Johnson leads off with a homer, fourth of the game for the Rays. A career high for homers allowed in a single game for CC.  It’s 4-1.

Update, 8:31: 4-1 after five. Second 1-2-3 inning for Price.

Update, 8:34: A-Rod struck out in his third at-bat.

Update, 8:55: Four hits for the Yankees after six against Price.

Update, 8:57: Rather good inning for Russell Martin, sliding, rolling catch on a foul ball and throwing out Johnson trying to steal.

Update, 9:08: Heading for the eighth, 4-1. Only five hits for the Yankees after Swisher’s leadoff single led to nothing.

Update, 9:11: Five solo homers allowed by Sabathia. Longeria flies one to the Yankees’ bullpen.

Update, 9:24: Sabathia is done. Ayala will take the ball for the ninth. Price has thrown 114 pitches through eighth, one run, six hits allowed.

Update, 9:41: Joel Peralta will try to close it out.

Update, 9:46: The Yankees announced they’re having a ceremony to honor Jeter for getting 3,000 hits. It will be prior to Saturday’s game. Fans are requested to be in their seats at 3:45.

Update, 9:50: Yankees lose, 5-1.




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