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Early lead wasted
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Yankees 8, Astros 4
Wandy Rodriguez saw his ERA rise to 2.76 on Satuday night. (Pat Sullivan/AP)
Carlos Lee got the night started right for Houston with a three-run homer in the first, but Wandy Rodriguez couldn't make the early lead stand up, yielding five runs on six hits over five innings as the Astros dropped their second straight to the Yanks.
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Series at a glance:
NYY
NY Yankees (36-33)
Won 3
NY Yankees 8, Houston 4   HOU
Houston (33-36)
Lost 4
June 14, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Yankees
0 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 2   8 12 1
Houston
3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0   4 9 0
Standings thru 6/14/08  |  Recap: NYY | HOU  |  Gameday  |  Yankees stats  |  Astros stats
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, LF5230010.324
Jeter, SS5010013.270
Abreu, RF5000013.284
Rodriguez, 3B3321200.322
Giambi, 1B3210102.259
  Betemit, 1B1012000.232
Cabrera, CF2122300.264
Molina, C3012103.219
Gonzalez, 2B3000015.200
  a-Cano, PH-2B1011000.220
Mussina, P3000002.000
  Ohlendorf, P0000000.000
  b-Matsui, PH1000001.323
  Farnsworth, P0000000.000
  Ramirez, P0000000.000
Totals3581287419 

a-Singled for Gonzalez in the 8th. b-Grounded into a double play for Ohlendorf in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Giambi (11, Rodriguez), Cabrera (8, Rodriguez), Damon (20, Geary), Betemit (3, Geary).
HR: Rodriguez (11, 2nd inning off Rodriguez, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Damon 4; Jeter; Rodriguez 5; Giambi 2; Betemit 2; Cabrera 3; Molina; Cano.
RBI: Rodriguez (34), Cabrera 2 (30), Molina 2 (8), Cano (21), Betemit 2 (9).
2-out RBI: Cabrera; Molina 2; Betemit 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Mussina; Gonzalez; Giambi; Molina.
S: Molina.
GIDP: Jeter; Gonzalez; Matsui.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Damon (12, 2nd base off Rodriguez/Ausmus).

FIELDING
E: Jeter (6, missed catch).
DP: (Cano-Betemit-Jeter).

 
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Pence, RF4010001.279
Matsui, 2B2000110.277
Tejada, SS4110002.300
Berkman, 1B4110012.360
Lee, LF4133001.276
Wigginton, 3B4000012.277
Bourn, CF4120022.234
Ausmus, C4011001.235
Rodriguez, P1000000.000
  a-Loretta, PH1000010.279
  Byrdak, P0000000.250
  Sampson, P0000000.105
  Wright, P0000000.000
  b-Blum, PH1000001.241
  Geary, P0000000.000
Totals334941612 

a-Struck out for Rodriguez in the 5th. b-Grounded out for Wright in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Pence (17, Mussina), Tejada (18, Mussina), Ausmus (6, Ohlendorf).
HR: Lee (14, 1st inning off Mussina, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Pence 2; Tejada 2; Berkman; Lee 6; Bourn 2; Ausmus 2.
RBI: Lee 3 (52), Ausmus (10).
2-out RBI: Lee 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bourn; Lee; Pence.
S: Matsui.
GIDP: Berkman.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
CS: Bourn (6, 2nd base by Mussina/Molina), Lee (1, 2nd base by Mussina/Molina).

FIELDING
DP: 3 (Matsui-Tejada-Berkman 2, Wigginton-Matsui).

 
NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Mussina (W, 10-4)6.06330413.87
Ohlendorf (H, 4)1.02110005.80
Farnsworth (H, 6)1.00001004.02
Ramirez 1.01000202.37
 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Rodriguez (L, 2-3)5.06553112.76
Byrdak 0.00002001.37
Sampson 1.00000005.64
Wright 1.02000203.70
Geary 2.04332102.55

Byrdak pitched to 2 batters in the 6th.

IBB: Rodriguez (by Rodriguez), Rodriguez (by Geary), Cabrera (by Geary).
Pitches-strikes: Mussina 89-65, Ohlendorf 10-7, Farnsworth 13-7, Ramirez 15-12, Rodriguez 88-57, Byrdak 9-1, Sampson 7-5, Wright 17-14, Geary 36-17.
Ground outs-fly outs: Mussina 8-5, Ohlendorf 2-1, Farnsworth 2-1, Ramirez 0-1, Rodriguez 9-5, Byrdak 0-0, Sampson 3-0, Wright 0-1, Geary 4-1.
Batters faced: Mussina 23, Ohlendorf 5, Farnsworth 3, Ramirez 4, Rodriguez 23, Byrdak 2, Sampson 2, Wright 5, Geary 11.
Inherited runners-scored: Sampson 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Eric Cooper. 1B: Marty Foster. 2B: Derryl Cousins. 3B: Angel Hernandez.
Weather: 72 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 0 mph, None.
T: 2:57.
Att: 43,409.

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