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Boxscore > NY Yankees 12, Tampa Bay 1
Yankees earn split with Rays
The Yankees rebounded from their season-opening loss by crushing the Devil Rays on Wednesday to salvage a split of the two-game Opening Series at the Tokyo Dome. Jorge Posada hit a pair of three-run home runs and Hideki Matsui and Tony Clark also homered to pace New York. Matsui finished 2-for-5 with three RBIs, winning the game's MVP award.
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Jorge Posada is congratulated after hitting a three-run homer in the fifth inning. (Katsumi Kasahara/AP)
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The first three Devil Rays pitchers yielded a total of seven walks and four home runs, allowing the Yankees beat to Rays on Wednesday night at the Tokyo Dome. Devil Rays starter Jeremi Gonzalez pitched 4 2/3 innings and allowed five runs. The Rays scored first in the first inning when Carl Crawford singled, stole second and scored on an Aubrey Huff single.
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NY Yankees (1-1)
Won 1
NY Yankees 12, Tampa Bay 1  
Tampa Bay (1-1)
Lost 1
March 31, 2004
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
New York
0 0 1 2 5 0 4 0 0   12 11 0
Tampa Bay
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 6 1
Standings through 3/31/04  |  Gameday  |  Yankees Stats  |  Devil Rays Stats
N.Y. YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jeter, SS3111102.125
Matsui, LF5123015.333
Rodriguez, 3B5000006.111
Giambi, DH1200300.400
1-Crosby, PR-DH0000000.000
Sheffield, RF3310201.600
Posada, C5226003.222
Clark, 1B4212120.250
Wilson, 2B5020000.222
Lofton, CF4120111.429
Totals351211128418 


1-Ran for Giambi in the 8th.

BATTING
HR: Clark (1, 4th inning off Gonzalez, 1 on, 2 out), Matsui (1, 5th inning off Gonzalez, 1 on, 1 out), Posada 2 (2, 5th inning off Moss, 2 on, 2 out; 7th inning off Sosa, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Jeter; Matsui 5; Sheffield; Posada 8; Clark 4; Wilson 2; Lofton 2.
RBI: Matsui 3 (3), Clark 2 (2), Posada 6 (6), Jeter (1).
2-out RBI: Matsui, Clark 2, Posada 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rodriguez 3.
GIDP: Rodriguez, Posada.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Lofton (1, 2nd base off Gonzalez/Hall).

FIELDING
DP: (Posada-Jeter).

 
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Crawford, LF4110003.111
Rolls, 3B-RF-3B4000012.222
Baldelli, CF4000011.125
Huff, DH4011010.333
Cruz, RF3010001.286
Fordyce, C1000000.000
Martinez, 1B3000011.500
Lugo, SS3000020.143
Gipson, SS0000000.000
Hall, C2020000.833
a-Blum, PH-3B-2B1000010.000
Sanchez, 2B2010001.500
b-Fick, PH-RF1000000.000
Totals32161079 

a-Struck out for Hall in the 7th. b-Lined out for Sanchez in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Hall (2, Brown).
TB: Crawford; Huff; Cruz; Hall 3; Sanchez.
RBI: Huff (2).
2-out RBI: Huff.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Crawford, Rolls.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Crawford (1, 2nd base off Brown/Posada).
CS: Cruz (1, 2nd base by Brown/Posada).

FIELDING
E: Hall (1, fielding).
Outfield assists: Crawford (Giambi at 2nd base).
DP: 3 (Rolls-Sanchez-Martinez, Crawford-Sanchez, Blum-Sanchez-Martinez).

 
N.Y. YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Brown (W, 1-0)7.06110501.29
Gordon 1.00000000.00
Rivera 1.00000200.00
 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Gonzalez (L, 0-1)4.24554129.64
Moss 0.223311140.50
Sosa 1.024420136.00
Miller 0.13000100.00
Gaudin 0.10000000.00
Halama 2.00001100.00

WP: Gonzalez.
HBP: Jeter (by Gonzalez), Giambi (by Moss).
Pitches-strikes: Brown 77-51, Gordon 9-9, Rivera 16-10, Gonzalez 77-38, Moss 22-11, Sosa 21-9, Miller 14-11, Gaudin 2-1, Halama 24-13.
Ground outs-fly outs: Brown 8-7, Gordon 1-2, Rivera 1-0, Gonzalez 9-4, Moss 0-1, Sosa 1-2, Miller 0-0, Gaudin 0-1, Halama 3-2.
Batters faced: Brown 26, Gordon 3, Rivera 3, Gonzalez 21, Moss 6, Sosa 7, Miller 4, Gaudin 1, Halama 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Sosa 1-0, Miller 1-1, Gaudin 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Brian Gorman. 1B: Jerry Meals. 2B: CB Bucknor. 3B: Joe West.
Weather: 70 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:45.
Att: 55,000.

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