4:08 PM ET, April 15, 2009
Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
Jeter caps Yanks' road trip with game-winning RBI single in ninth
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The road-weary New York Yankees headed to their new home feeling pretty good about themselves.
• The Yankees have won five of seven overall and two of three from Tampa Bay.
• Derek Jeter's go-ahead hit in ninth inning won it. It's the 10th time in his career that Jeter had a go-ahead hit in the ninth inning or later.
• Carlos Pena homered and has nine RBIs in the last four games.
• Robinson Cano had two hits and two RBIs and has hit safely in eight of nine games this season.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Yankees RF Xavier Nady is headed for the disabled list with a right elbow injury and could be sidelined for a while. He felt a sharp pain while making a throw in the seventh inning of Tuesday night's 7-2 win over the Rays. ... Paul Olden is taking over as the Yankee Stadium public address announcer in the absence of Bob Sheppard. Sheppard, who is in his late 90s, has not worked a game since late in the 2007 season due to a bronchial infection, although he did record the lineups at his home for the final game at the original Yankee Stadium last September. Jim Hall, his longtime backup, filled in for the remainder of 2007 and last year. ... Pena has three homers and nine RBIs in his last four games. ... The start of the game was delayed 10 minutes because of an interruption of power that knocked out a bank of lights at Tropicana Field. ... Rays 3B Evan Longoria missed the game because of a death in the family. He will also miss Thursday night's game against the Chicago White Sox. He's expected to rejoin the team on Friday. ... Girardi said it's possible that 3B Alex Rodriguez, who had right hip surgery just over five weeks ago, could begin taking batting practice by this weekend. ... Yankees RHP Chien-Ming Wang, 0-2 with a 29.38 ERA in two starts this season, is working on slowing down his left leg during his delivery. He threw a 21-pitch batting-practice session before the game.Information from The Asssociated Press was used in this report.
Regular Season Series
|New York leads 11-7 (as of Wed 4/15)|
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|Mon 9/7||@NYY 4, TB 1||Recap|
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|3rd||B Upton doubled to deep right center, A Iwamura scored.||0||1|
|3rd||C Crawford doubled to deep right center, B Upton scored.||0||2|
|4th||R Cano homered to center, N Swisher scored.||2||2|
|4th||C Pena homered to right.||2||3|
|8th||J Damon doubled to right, D Jeter scored.||3||3|
|9th||D Jeter singled to left, C Ransom scored, D Jeter to second advancing on throw.||4||3|
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|Stadium||Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL|
|Attendance||25,171 (73.9% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Ed Montague, First Base - Jerry Layne, Second Base - Tony Randazzo, Third Base - Chris Guccione|