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Game 150: Rays @ Yankees

9/20/2010

10:55: Mo hits Johnson with a 3-2 pitch, first and second, two out, Matt Joyce coming up

10:53: Longoria dunks a single to short right, Zobrist scores, it's 8-6

10:51: Crawford grounds to third and we're one out away from a wrap

10:48: Zobrist drops one right on the RF line, one-out ground rule double with Crawford at bat

10:47: Rivera shatters Jaso's bat, grounder to first is out No. 1

10:43: Yanks down without scoring and here again, ladies and gentlemen, it's Mo Time

10:38: The Grandy Man can walk, and run. Steals second with Tex up. none out

10:36: RHP Mike Ekstrom now pitching for TB; Grandy up going for no. 3

10:33: easy inning for Wood as Upton lines out to Jeter, Bartlett pops out to infield

10:31: Wood strikes out Pena on a slider

10:29: Wood out for the eighth, Rays sending up Pena, Upton, Bartlett

10:24: Three hits for Signore Cervelli as he singles to left, Berkman to third for Jeter with two out

10:20: Gardner bunts in the air, Cormier turns it into easy DP

10:19: Berkman walks, Yanks have two on, none out for Gardner

10:18: Swisher singles to left

10:17: Joyce flies out to end the seventh and RHO Lance Cormier coming on to pitch to Swisher leading off bottom of inning

10:09: Wood walks Johnson and Rays have two on, two out for Matt Joyce.

10:02: D-Rob coming out, K Wood coming in

10:01: Longo sac fly makes it 8-5

10:00: Crawford hits into a forceout and its first and third, one out for Longoria

9:59: Zobrist's liner eludes Jeter's glove for a single, Rays first and second, none out

9:57: D-Rob allows leadoff single to Jaso

9:54: With four-run lead, David Robertson on to pitch the seventh

9:45: Granderson smacks a high fastball off the RF foul pole, three-run homer makes it 8-4 Yankees

9:42: Maddon has seen enough of Garza. RHP Grant Balfour now in to face Granderson

9:39: Jeter gets a timely hit to drive in the go-ahead run, gets to second on ill-advised throw to third by Upton

9:37: Cervelli singles hard to left and yanks have runners at the corners, none out for Jeter

9:34: Gardner leads off with an infield hit to short

9:31: Bartlett flies toleft to end the inning but the Rays have batted around --actually, walked around -- to tie the game at 4

9:27: Gaudin walks Upton to force in the tying run and the crowd is a wee bit unhappy

9:22: Pena tops one up the first base line, Tex can;t handle it, infield hit loads the bases. There goes Logan, to boos, and here comes Chad Gaudin, to groans

9:20: Logan walks Matt Joyce and this inning simply will not end

9:18: Johnson drops a parachute into short center and the Rays have pulled to 4-3

9:12: Rays get one run as Crawford reaches on catcher's interference -- Cervelli's glove hit his bat during the swing --and a second as Longoria hits into a 5-4-3 DP, and that will be all for Nova with Yanks up 4-2. Boone Logan coming on to face Dan Johnson with a runner on third and two out

9:09: Zobrist singles and the Rays have bases juiced, none out, Crawford up

9:07: Nova walks the first two batters he faces in the sixth and Dave Eiland goes out for a chat

8:59: Garza walks Swisher unintentionally and the Yankees have a 4-0 lead

8:56: Rays intentionaly walk Cano to get to Swisher

8:55: The crowd goes GaGa but it's just a sacrifice fly to left, 3-0, Yanks

8:53: Tex strikes out on a check-swing at a slider and it's A-Rod's turn

8:51: Granderson walks to load the bases for Teixeira

8:49: Cervelli draws a leadoff walk and Jeter dunks a double just inside the right-field line, Yans have second and third, none out for Granderson in the fifth

8:44: After Gardner taps out to end the fourth, Nova throws a 1-2-3 fifth. Rays have just one hit so far

8:37: Yankees have two runners on after a walk to Swisher and a single by Berkman with two out in the fourth

8:24: Yankees take a 2-0 lead on Granderson's 20th HR of the season, a two-run bomb into the Yankees bullpen with Cervelli aboard

8:18: nova issues a one out walk to jason Bartlett but comes back to strike out Ben Zobrist, his fourth K in three innings

8:05: Swisher's single to center with two out in the second is the Yankees first hit of the game

7:58: Nova throws a perfect second, including a strikeout of Carlos Pena on a nasty curve

7:53: For awhile there it loked like the live blog was going to need a memorial service but computer problems now fixed. First pitch was at 7:37, game time temp 66 degrees, Nova worked around a Carl Crawford single in the first, Matt Garza set the Yankees down in order. we go to the second

Here are the lineups for tonight's game, first pitch following the Steinbrenner memorial service:

Rays

Jaso c

Zobrist 2b

Crawford lf

Longoria 3b

Johnson dh

Joyce rf

Pena 1b

Upton cf

Bartlett ss

Garza rhp

Yankees

Jeter ss

Granderson cf

Teixeira 1b

Rodriguez 3b

Cano 2b

Swisher rf

Berkman dh

Gardner lf

Cervelli c

Nova rhp