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Boxscore > Tampa Bay 8, NY Yankees 3
Devil Rays drop Yanks in opener
The New York Yankees dropped their season opener at the Tokyo Dome on Tuesday, as the Tampa Bay Devil Rays defeated the defending American League champions.

Starter Mike Mussina gave up five runs over five-plus innings, as he lost in his first Opening Day assignment in his four-year tenure with the Yankees.

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Tino Martinez circles the bases after hitting a two-run homer in the seventh inning of Tuesday's game. (Junji Kurokawa/AP)
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Former Yankee Tino Martinez made a triumphant return to the American League on Tuesday, leading the Devil Rays to a win over the Yankees in the season opener for both clubs.

Toby Hall went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and Julio Lugo's defensive efforts helped the Rays win their fifth straight Opening Day game.

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NY Yankees (0-1)
Lost 1
Tampa Bay 8, NY Yankees 3  
Tampa Bay (1-0)
Won 1
March 30, 2004
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
New York
2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0   3 7 1
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 2 0 3 3 0 X   8 15 0
Standings through 3/30/04  |  Gameday  |  Yankees Stats  |  Devil Rays Stats
N.Y. YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jeter, SS5000012.000
Matsui, LF4110000.250
Rodriguez, 3B4110021.250
Giambi, 1B4122001.500
Sheffield, RF20212001.000
Posada, C4000025.000
Sierra, R, DH4000012.000
Wilson, 2B4000001.000
Lofton, CF3010100.333
Totals343733612 

BATTING
2B: Matsui (1, Zambrano), Rodriguez (1, Zambrano), Sheffield (1, Zambrano), Giambi (1, Carter).
3B: Lofton (1, Zambrano).
HR: Giambi (1, 1st inning off Zambrano, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Matsui 2; Rodriguez 2; Giambi 6; Sheffield 3; Lofton 3.
RBI: Giambi 2 (2), Sheffield (1).
2-out RBI: Giambi 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Jeter 2, Sierra, R, Posada.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Heredia (1, pickoff).
Outfield assists: Sheffield (Hall at 2nd base).

 
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Crawford, LF5000013.000
Rolls, 3B5020002.400
Baldelli, CF4110113.250
Huff, DH5121014.400
Cruz, RF4211104.250
Martinez, 1B33321001.000
Lugo, SS4111004.250
Hall, C4033002.750
Sanchez, 2B4020002.500
Totals3881583324 

BATTING
2B: Martinez (1, Mussina), Lugo (1, Mussina), Hall (1, Mussina), Rolls (1, Heredia).
HR: Cruz (1, 6th inning off Mussina, 0 on, 0 out), Martinez (1, 7th inning off Heredia, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Rolls 3; Baldelli; Huff 2; Cruz 4; Martinez 7; Lugo 2; Hall 4; Sanchez 2.
RBI: Hall 3 (3), Cruz (1), Lugo (1), Huff (1), Martinez 2 (2).
2-out RBI: Hall 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hall, Baldelli, Huff, Rolls, Cruz.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Cruz (1, 2nd base off Mussina/Posada).

 
N.Y. YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Mussina (L, 0-1)5.010552219.00
Quantrill 1.01110009.00
Heredia 2.04221119.00
 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Zambrano (W, 1-0)6.06331414.50
Carter (H, 1)2.01001100.00
Baez 1.00001100.00

Mussina pitched to 4 batters in the 6th.
Quantrill pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

Pitches-strikes: Mussina 81-54, Quantrill 4-4, Heredia 27-16, Zambrano 91-56, Carter 31-14, Baez 26-16.
Ground outs-fly outs: Mussina 6-6, Quantrill 3-0, Heredia 3-2, Zambrano 7-7, Carter 1-4, Baez 1-1.
Batters faced: Mussina 26, Quantrill 4, Heredia 11, Zambrano 25, Carter 8, Baez 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Quantrill 1-0, Heredia 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Joe West. 1B: Brian Gorman. 2B: Jerry Meals. 3B: CB Bucknor.
Weather: 70 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:45.
Att: 55,000.

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