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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Abreu walks off

Much-maligned Bobby Abreu hit a walk-off double that scored Derek Jeter in the 10th inning, as the Yankees won 2-1 and swept the Tampa Bay Rays in this brief two-game series.

As evidenced by the score, the Yankees offense struggled, only tallying seven hits. But they got a great start by Sir Sidney Ponson. He only allowed one run and five hits while striking out four and walking two in six innings. Starts like these from Ponson may be few and far between, so it's especially important that the Yankees take advantage.

Some negatives: Despite going 1-4, Melky Cabrera came up small in a big situation. With a runner on third with one out in the ninth, Cabrera struck out when all it took was a fly ball to win the game. The Yankees also left nine runners on base.

Jose Veras and Kyle Farnsworth pitched well once again, as each pitching one perfect inning. Mariano Rivera struck out four in two innings, as he picked up his fourth win of the season.

The Yankees will travel to Pittsburgh tomorrow to make up a rainout from June. They were winning 3-1 when the game was called, but since it was not an official game, the stats don't count.


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