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Yanks' party must wait
Devil Rays 7, Yankees 6
Brian Bruney (left) allowed a lead-changing grand slam in the sixth. (Chris O'Meara/AP)
 A-Rod's grand slam
With a chance to clinch a postseason berth, the Yankees received an early five-run lead on Alex Rodriguez's grand slam, but the bullpen -- following five gritty innings from Kei Igawa, Roger Clemens' sub -- gave it back before the Rays won it in the 10th to keep New York's magic number at one.
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Series at a glance:
NYY
NY Yankees (90-67)
Lost 2
Tampa Bay 7, NY Yankees 6   TB
Tampa Bay (65-92)
Won 2
September 25, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   R   H   E 
NY Yankees
1 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0   6 12 0
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 1   7 5 1
Standings thru 9/25/07  |  Recap: NYY|TB  |  Gameday  |  Yankees Stats  |  Devil Rays Stats
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, LF5250000.264
Jeter, SS5121014.319
Abreu, RF3100202.283
Rodriguez, 3B4114102.311
Matsui, DH3000222.287
Posada, C4010003.334
  1-Sardinha, PR0100000.000
  Betemit, 1B1000011.226
Cano, 2B5030010.304
Mientkiewicz, 1B2000121.257
  a-Giambi, PH1000012.236
  Molina, C1000000.251
Cabrera, CF4001011.277
Totals3861266918 

a-Struck out for Mientkiewicz in the 8th.
1-Ran for Posada in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Jeter (37, Hammel), Posada (42, Wheeler).
HR: Rodriguez (53, 3rd inning off Hammel, 3 on, 0 out).
TB: Damon 5; Jeter 3; Rodriguez 4; Posada 2; Cano 3.
RBI: Jeter (69), Rodriguez 4 (151), Cabrera (71).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Abreu; Matsui; Jeter.
SF: Cabrera.
GIDP: Posada; Cabrera.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Damon 2 (26, 2nd base off Hammel/Navarro, 2nd base off Hammel/Navarro).
CS: Cano (5, 2nd base by Balfour/Navarro).
PO: Cano (1st base by Balfour).

FIELDING
DP: (Cano-Mientkiewicz).

 
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Iwamura, 3B4111110.282
Velandia, 2B4114101.400
Pena, 1B3010200.277
Upton, CF2100323.302
Young, RF5000018.292
Navarro, C5222001.228
Gomes, LF1100311.247
Guzman, DH2000002.304
  a-Norton, PH-DH1100110.237
Wilson, SS4000014.235
Totals3175711720 

a-Walked for Guzman in the 6th.

BATTING
2B: Navarro (18, Ramirez).
HR: Velandia (1, 6th inning off Bruney, 3 on, 2 out), Navarro (9, 10th inning off Karstens, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Iwamura; Velandia 4; Pena; Navarro 6.
RBI: Navarro 2 (44), Iwamura (31), Velandia 4 (8).
2-out RBI: Iwamura; Velandia 4.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Young 4.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Navarro (13, missed catch).
DP: 2 (Velandia-Wilson-Pena, Pena-Wilson-Hammel).
Pickoffs: Balfour (Cano at 1st base).

 
NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Igawa 5.02005206.25
Ramirez 0.11332008.38
Bruney (BS, 2)0.11332114.68
Villone 1.00001004.24
Britton 0.10000103.86
Farnsworth 1.00000204.81
Veras 1.00001107.36
Karstens (L, 1-4)0.011100111.05
 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hammel 5.07553416.08
Balfour 1.01001007.99
Switzer (H, 2)1.01001107.27
Wheeler (BS, 7)1.03110205.45
Reyes 1.00001104.98
Glover (W, 6-5)1.00000105.04

Karstens pitched to 1 batter in the 10th.

WP: Igawa.
IBB: Rodriguez (by Switzer).
Pitches-strikes: Igawa 87-46, Ramirez 21-11, Bruney 15-7, Villone 16-10, Britton 4-3, Farnsworth 13-10, Veras 18-10, Karstens 3-1, Hammel 101-54, Balfour 18-11, Switzer 26-14, Wheeler 19-13, Reyes 25-14, Glover 16-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Igawa 2-11, Ramirez 0-1, Bruney 0-0, Villone 3-0, Britton 0-0, Farnsworth 0-1, Veras 0-2, Karstens 0-0, Hammel 4-7, Balfour 2-0, Switzer 1-1, Wheeler 0-1, Reyes 0-2, Glover 2-0.
Batters faced: Igawa 21, Ramirez 4, Bruney 4, Villone 4, Britton 1, Farnsworth 3, Veras 4, Karstens 1, Hammel 24, Balfour 3, Switzer 5, Wheeler 6, Reyes 4, Glover 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Bruney 2-2, Britton 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Gerry Davis. 1B: Brian Gorman. 2B: Paul Nauert. 3B: Mike DiMuro.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 4:06.
Att: 24,503.

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