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Fifth inning costs Rays
Yankees 12, Devil Rays 4
J.P. Howell allowed five hits and hit a batter in the fifth inning. (Chris O'Meara/AP)
 Pena goes yard
J.P. Howell returned from a two-month absence last week with a quality start, but he looked like a different pitcher on Wednesday, chased in the Yankees' seven-run fifth inning to take his fifth loss in as many starts. Carlos Pena hit his 43rd homer of the season and increased his RBI total to 118, and Jonny Gomes added his 17th homer.
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Series at a glance:
NYY
NY Yankees (91-67)
Won 1
NY Yankees 12, Tampa Bay 4   TB
Tampa Bay (65-93)
Lost 1
September 26, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Yankees
0 0 0 2 7 3 0 0 0   12 18 0
Tampa Bay
1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0   4 12 1
Standings thru 9/26/07  |  Recap: NYY|TB  |  Gameday  |  Yankees Stats  |  Devil Rays Stats
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, LF6230011.267
Jeter, SS5232022.322
Abreu, RF5311103.282
Rodriguez, 3B3100223.309
Posada, C6133005.336
Cano, 2B5125002.305
Duncan, DH3110113.250
  a-Giambi, PH-DH1010000.239
Mientkiewicz, 1B5141001.274
Cabrera, CF4000126.275
Totals431218125826 

a-Singled for Duncan in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Duncan (1, Howell), Mientkiewicz 2 (11, Dohmann, Witasick), Jeter (38, Salas), Damon (25, Stokes).
HR: Jeter (12, 4th inning off Howell, 0 on, 0 out), Cano (19, 5th inning off Howell, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Damon 4; Jeter 7; Abreu; Posada 3; Cano 5; Duncan 2; Giambi; Mientkiewicz 6.
RBI: Jeter 2 (71), Cano 5 (94), Posada 3 (89), Mientkiewicz (24), Abreu (99).
2-out RBI: Posada 2; Cano 3; Mientkiewicz.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Damon; Duncan; Cabrera 3; Rodriguez; Posada 2.
SF: Jeter.
GIDP: Cano.
Team LOB: 11.

 
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Iwamura, 3B3110002.282
  a-Guzman, PH-3B2010000.320
Velandia, 2B5010031.371
Pena, 1B3112102.277
Upton, CF3020010.305
  Ruggiano, CF2010010.333
Young, RF5010004.291
Norton, DH5130010.246
Gomes, LF3112123.248
Navarro, C2000101.227
  b-Paul, PH-C1000000.190
Wilson, SS4000003.232
Totals3841243816 

a-Grounded out for Iwamura in the 6th. b-Flied out for Navarro in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Norton (9, Vizcaino).
3B: Iwamura (9, Wang).
HR: Pena (43, 5th inning off Wang, 0 on, 1 out), Gomes (17, 8th inning off Vizcaino, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Iwamura 3; Guzman; Velandia; Pena 4; Upton 2; Ruggiano; Young; Norton 4; Gomes 4.
RBI: Pena 2 (118), Gomes 2 (48).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Young 3; Wilson; Iwamura; Gomes; Pena.
SF: Pena.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
SB: Upton (22, 2nd base off Wang/Posada).

FIELDING
E: Wilson (21, fielding).
DP: (Velandia-Wilson-Pena).

 
NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wang (W, 19-7)6.07223613.70
Chamberlain 1.01000100.40
Vizcaino 1.04220014.36
Rivera 1.00000102.82
 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Howell (L, 1-6)4.26983427.59
Dohmann 0.11000103.34
Ridgway 0.1433000189.00
Salas 1.23000203.72
Witasick 1.03000005.17
Stokes 1.01002107.07

WP: Chamberlain, Howell.
HBP: Rodriguez (by Howell).
Pitches-strikes: Wang 94-54, Chamberlain 14-9, Vizcaino 17-13, Rivera 10-8, Howell 93-55, Dohmann 7-4, Ridgway 25-13, Salas 25-18, Witasick 16-10, Stokes 31-17.
Ground outs-fly outs: Wang 7-5, Chamberlain 1-1, Vizcaino 1-2, Rivera 1-1, Howell 7-3, Dohmann 0-0, Ridgway 0-1, Salas 2-1, Witasick 2-0, Stokes 0-2.
Batters faced: Wang 28, Chamberlain 4, Vizcaino 7, Rivera 3, Howell 25, Dohmann 2, Ridgway 5, Salas 8, Witasick 4, Stokes 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Dohmann 1-1, Salas 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Brian Gorman. 1B: Paul Nauert. 2B: Mike DiMuro. 3B: Gerry Davis.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:29.
Att: 21,621.

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