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A-Rod powers victory
Yankees 9, Devil Rays 6
Alex Rodriguez watches the flight of his 45th homer Saturday vs. the Rays. (Frank Franklin II/AP)
 Rodriguez's two-run homer
Alex Rodriguez was at it again on Saturday, going 3-for-4 with a homer and four RBIs to lead the Yankees past the Rays. Ian Kennedy went seven strong innings in his big league debut, picking up the victory. Kennedy allowed one earned run and struck out six.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (55-81)
Lost 1
NY Yankees 9, Tampa Bay 6   NYY
NY Yankees (76-60)
Won 1
September 1, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0   6 8 3
NY Yankees
2 0 2 3 0 0 2 0 X   9 10 2
Standings thru 9/1/07  |  Recap: TB|NYY  |  Gameday  |  Devil Rays Stats  |  Yankees Stats
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Iwamura, 3B4100132.281
Crawford, LF4121000.315
Pena, 1B3001011.272
Upton, CF3221100.315
Young, RF4120002.294
Harris, 2B3111000.285
Gomes, DH3000022.250
  a-Norton, PH-DH1000001.221
Wilson, SS4012010.244
Paul, C2000110.194
  b-Navarro, PH1000010.208
Totals32686398 

a-Grounded out for Gomes in the 8th. b-Struck out for Paul in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Wilson (11, Kennedy), Crawford (34, Vizcaino), Upton (22, Vizcaino).
HR: Upton (22, 6th inning off Kennedy, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Crawford 3; Upton 6; Young 2; Harris; Wilson 2.
RBI: Wilson 2 (20), Upton (69), Crawford (74), Pena (93), Harris (53).
2-out RBI: Wilson 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Iwamura; Norton.
SF: Pena; Harris.
GIDP: Young.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Crawford (45, 2nd base off Kennedy/Molina).

FIELDING
E: Wilson 3 (18, throw, fielding, missed catch).

 
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Cabrera, CF5121003.296
Jeter, SS3110102.325
  Gonzalez, A, SS0000000.000
Abreu, RF3201204.283
Rodriguez, 3B4134001.308
  Betemit, 3B1000010.221
Matsui, LF4000103.300
Giambi, DH4011014.256
  1-Duncan, PR-DH1100000.280
Cano, 2B4000013.298
Phillips, 1B2220200.293
Molina, C4111022.238
Totals3591086522 


1-Ran for Giambi in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Rodriguez (28, Switzer), Giambi (7, Salas).
HR: Rodriguez (45, 1st inning off Jackson, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Cabrera 2; Jeter; Rodriguez 7; Giambi 2; Phillips 2; Molina.
RBI: Rodriguez 4 (129), Giambi (30), Abreu (89), Molina (13), Cabrera (59).
2-out RBI: Rodriguez 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cano; Giambi 2; Cabrera; Abreu 2.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
CS: Phillips (3, 2nd base by Switzer/Paul).

FIELDING
E: Rodriguez (11, fielding), Cabrera (3, missed catch).
DP: (Jeter-Phillips).

 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jackson (L, 4-13)3.15765215.78
Switzer 1.22000209.82
Salas 1.13221003.56
Stokes 1.20000107.28
 
NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Kennedy (W, 1-0)7.05312611.29
Vizcaino 0.23331003.97
Rivera (S, 23)1.10000303.17

WP: Jackson.
HBP: Jeter (by Salas).
Pitches-strikes: Jackson 83-45, Switzer 31-20, Salas 39-22, Stokes 17-12, Kennedy 96-66, Vizcaino 24-15, Rivera 18-13.
Ground outs-fly outs: Jackson 5-3, Switzer 2-1, Salas 0-4, Stokes 2-2, Kennedy 5-10, Vizcaino 0-2, Rivera 1-0.
Batters faced: Jackson 21, Switzer 7, Salas 9, Stokes 5, Kennedy 27, Vizcaino 6, Rivera 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Switzer 3-2, Stokes 2-0, Rivera 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Kerwin Danley. 1B: Doug Eddings. 2B: Mike Everitt. 3B: Dana DeMuth.
Weather: 78 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 16 mph, L to R.
T: 3:36.
Att: 53,637.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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