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Pettitte gets work in
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Rays 5, Yankees 3
Andy Pettitte allowed four walks and fanned one in his Saturday night tuneup.  (Steve Nesius/AP)
Whether he will be tabbed for ALDS Game 2 or 3 has yet to be decided, but Andy Pettitte settled in for most of his 4 1/3 innings, the final line of five runs slightly deceiving. Three came in the second, while the other two scored, unearned, after the veteran southpaw was lifted.
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Series at a glance:
NYY
NY Yankees (102-59)
Lost 3
Tampa Bay 5, NY Yankees 3   TB
Tampa Bay (84-77)
Won 2
October 3, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Yankees
0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0   3 9 1
Tampa Bay
0 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 X   5 7 0
Standings thru 10/3/09  |  Recap: NYY | TB  |  Gameday  |  Yankees stats  |  Rays stats
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Gardner, B, CF 4 1 1 0 1 1 4 .271
Damon, LF 4 0 1 1 0 2 2 .280
  Duncan, RF 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .200
Teixeira, 1B 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 .293
  Miranda, 1B 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .375
Matsui, DH 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .273
Posada, C 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .285
  Cervelli, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .301
Cano, 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .322
  Pena, R, SS 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .289
Swisher, RF 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 .249
  1-Guzman, F, PR-RF-LF 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .250
Hinske, 3B 3 1 1 0 1 1 2 .243
Hairston, J, SS-2B 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 .249
Totals 33 3 9 3 3 9 14  

1-Ran for Swisher in the 6th.

BATTING
TB: Posada; Guzman, F; Cano; Teixeira; Damon; Gardner, B; Hairston, J; Pena, R; Hinske.
RBI: Damon (80), Teixeira (122), Hairston, J (39).
2-out RBI: Damon; Teixeira; Hairston, J.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Matsui 2; Damon; Gardner, B.
GIDP: Swisher, Hinske.
Team RISP: 3-for-11.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Gardner, B 2 (26, 2nd base off Niemann/Navarro, D, 2nd base off Niemann/Navarro, D), Guzman, F (3, 2nd base off Cormier/Navarro, D).
CS: Hairston, J (4, 2nd base by Niemann/Navarro, D).

FIELDING
E: Aceves, A (2, throw).

 
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Bartlett, SS 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 .320
Crawford, C, LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 3 .305
Longoria, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .277
Zobrist, 1B-RF 2 1 1 0 2 0 1 .296
Upton, B, CF 2 2 0 0 2 1 2 .242
Kapler, RF 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .238
  a-Aybar, W, PH-1B 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .257
Burrell, DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .223
Navarro, D, C 4 1 1 2 0 0 0 .218
Iwamura, 2B 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 .290
Totals 31 5 7 3 4 6 10  

a-Struck out for Kapler in the 5th.

BATTING
2B: Iwamura (16, Pettitte).
HR: Navarro, D (8, 2nd inning off Pettitte, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Bartlett 2; Crawford, C; Zobrist; Navarro, D 4; Iwamura 3.
RBI: Navarro, D 2 (32), Bartlett (66).
2-out RBI: Navarro, D 2; Bartlett.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Crawford, C 2.
Team RISP: 1-for-3.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Bartlett (30, 2nd base off Pettitte/Posada), Zobrist (17, 3rd base off Aceves, A/Posada), Upton, B (42, 2nd base off Aceves, A/Posada).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Zobrist-Bartlett-Niemann, Choate-Bartlett-Aybar, W).

 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Pettitte (L, 14-8) 4.1 6 5 3 4 1 1 4.16
Aceves, A 2.1 0 0 0 0 3 0 3.54
Gaudin 1.1 1 0 0 0 2 0 4.64
 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Niemann (W, 13-6) 5.0 6 2 2 1 5 0 3.94
Cormier (H, 6) 1.1 1 1 1 2 0 0 3.26
Choate (H, 9) 1.2 2 0 0 0 2 0 3.47
Balfour (S, 4) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.81

Game Scores: Pettitte , Niemann .
WP: Cormier.
HBP: Hairston, J (by Niemann), Hairston, J (by Niemann).
Pitches-strikes: Pettitte 95-54, Aceves, A 34-23, Gaudin 22-15, Niemann 87-54, Cormier 29-16, Choate 29-22, Balfour 19-15.
Groundouts-flyouts: Pettitte 3-7, Aceves, A 0-2, Gaudin 1-0, Niemann 4-2, Cormier 3-1, Choate 1-1, Balfour 0-1.
Batters faced: Pettitte 23, Aceves, A 7, Gaudin 5, Niemann 22, Cormier 7, Choate 6, Balfour 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Aceves, A 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Brian Runge. 1B: Rob Drake. 2B: Kerwin Danley. 3B: Wally Bell.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:07.
Att: 30,084.
Venue: Tropicana Field.
October 3, 2009
October 3, 2009

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