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Joba goes six
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Yankees 2, Astros 1
Joba Chamberlain threw 88 pitches, 54 for strikes, over six innings. (Pat Sullivan/AP)
Joba Chamberlain produced his longest start since joining the rotation, working six innings of one-run ball, and captain Derek Jeter hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning to send the Yankees to victory in the opener at Minute Maid Park.
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Series at a glance:
NYY
NY Yankees (35-33)
Won 2
NY Yankees 2, Houston 1   HOU
Houston (33-35)
Lost 3
June 13, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Yankees
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0   2 5 0
Houston
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   1 6 1
Standings thru 6/13/08  |  Recap: NYY | HOU  |  Gameday  |  Yankees stats  |  Astros stats
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jeter, SS4111001.271
Cano, 2B3000100.217
Abreu, RF4100011.290
Rodriguez, 3B3011100.316
Matsui, LF4020002.325
Giambi, 1B3000103.258
Posada, C2010101.301
  Veras, P0000000.000
  b-Damon, PH1000011.319
  Farnsworth, P0000000.000
Cabrera, CF3000103.258
Chamberlain, P2000011.000
  a-Betemit, PH1000002.218
  Molina, C1000012.216
Totals312525417 

a-Flied out for Chamberlain in the 7th. b-Struck out for Veras in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Jeter (4, 8th inning off Brocail, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Jeter 4; Rodriguez; Matsui 2; Posada.
RBI: Rodriguez (33), Jeter (28).
2-out RBI: Rodriguez.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Betemit; Molina.
GIDP: Posada.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Abreu (6, 2nd base off Chacon/Ausmus).

 
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Pence, RF4000011.279
Matsui, 2B4010011.280
Tejada, SS4010001.301
Berkman, 1B3000101.362
Lee, LF3100112.269
Wigginton, 3B3021000.286
Bourn, CF3010102.230
Ausmus, C2010110.235
  b-Blum, PH1000010.243
Chacon, P1000003.125
  Wright, P0000000.000
  a-Erstad, PH1000010.312
  Brocail, P0000000.000
  Valverde, P0000000.000
Totals291614611 

a-Struck out for Wright in the 7th. b-Struck out for Ausmus in the 9th.

BATTING
TB: Matsui; Tejada; Wigginton 2; Bourn; Ausmus.
RBI: Wigginton (11).
2-out RBI: Wigginton.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Matsui; Chacon 2; Lee.
S: Chacon.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Wigginton (4, 2nd base off Chamberlain/Posada), Matsui (15, 2nd base off Chamberlain/Posada), Bourn (27, 2nd base off Chamberlain/Posada), Berkman (11, 2nd base off Chamberlain/Posada).
CS: Wigginton (2, 2nd base by Farnsworth/Molina), Bourn (5, 3rd base by Chamberlain/Posada), Berkman (2, 3rd base by Chamberlain/Posada).

FIELDING
E: Ausmus (1, throw).
DP: (Matsui-Tejada-Berkman).

 
NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Chamberlain 6.06114202.48
Veras (W, 1-0)2.00000303.32
Farnsworth (S, 1)1.00000104.15
 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Chacon 6.13114204.69
Wright 0.20000003.86
Brocail (L, 2-1)1.01110012.55
Valverde 1.01001203.82

WP: Chamberlain.
Balk: Valverde.
IBB: Ausmus (by Chamberlain), Berkman (by Chamberlain), Cabrera (by Valverde).
HBP: Wigginton (by Farnsworth).
Pitches-strikes: Chamberlain 89-54, Veras 24-18, Farnsworth 16-9, Chacon 106-57, Wright 8-5, Brocail 14-8, Valverde 23-12.
Ground outs-fly outs: Chamberlain 9-5, Veras 1-2, Farnsworth 0-1, Chacon 10-7, Wright 0-2, Brocail 2-1, Valverde 0-1.
Batters faced: Chamberlain 26, Veras 6, Farnsworth 3, Chacon 25, Wright 2, Brocail 4, Valverde 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Wright 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Angel Hernandez. 1B: Eric Cooper. 2B: Marty Foster. 3B: Derryl Cousins.
Weather: 74 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 1 mph, Varies.
T: 2:57.
Att: 43,095.

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