Yanks Lose Another, As the Team Just Wants to Wrap Up the Season

Kevin RozellSenior Writer IOctober 4, 2009

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 27:  Joba Chamberlain #62 of the New York Yankees is sprayed with champagne as he celebrates in the clubhouse after his team defeated the Boston Red Sox on September 27, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Yankees won the game 4-2 to earn their 100th win of the season as well as clinching the American League Eastern Division.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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Andy Pettitte wasn’t very good today. He lasted only 4.1 innings, giving up 5 runs (3 earned) and walked four batters. His pitching line was: L, 4.1IP 6H 5R 3ER 4BB 1K. Andy picked up his 8th loss, as his record moves to (14-8) on the season. Alfredo Aceves tossed 2.1 innings of scoreless baseball in relief. Chad Gaudin pitched the last 1.1 innings of the game with no trouble at all.

The Yankees weren’t very productive at the plate either. The knocked in 3 runs on 9 hits.

Brett Gardner went 1-for-4, with a run, a walk, and 2 stolen bases. Damon, Teixeira, and Hairston all had a hit on the game along with an RBI.

October 3, 2009
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Gardner, CF4110114.271
Damon, LF4011022.280
  Duncan, S, RF1000010.200
Teixeira, 1B3011001.293
  Miranda, 1B1000010.375
Matsui, H, DH4000023.273
Posada, C4010000.285
  Cervelli, C0000000.301
Cano, 2B3010001.322
  Pena, R, SS1010000.289
Swisher, RF2000111.249
  1-Guzman, F, PR-RF-LF1110000.250
Hinske, 3B3110112.243
Hairston, J, SS-2B2011000.249

1-Ran for Swisher in the 6th.

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


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

E: Aceves, A (2, throw).


Pettitte (L, 14-8)4.16534114.16
Aceves, A2.10000303.54

Final Score: Tampa Bay 5, NY Yankees 3