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NEW YORK (AP) -- Russell Martin hit a grand slam to help stop the Yankees' struggles with the bases loaded and Andy Pettitte was dominant again at home, leading New York to a 7-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night.
Nick Swisher hit an RBI double after Raul Ibanez was walked intentionally and the Yankees treated Rays starter James Shields to another drubbing in the Bronx. Pettitte (3-2) pitched two-hit ball for 7 1-3 innings, striking out 10 in New York's ninth win in 12 games.
Shields (6-4) was sabotaged early by the Rays' ever-shifting defense as New York scored two unearned runs in the first thanks to an error by shortstop Elliot Johnson. The Rays made three errors in the game.
The Yankees returned home from a 6-3 road trip to beat the Rays for the third time in four meetings since Tampa Bay swept a season-opening three-game series.
The Rays have been in first or second in the division for most of the season despite having several key injuries, includ...
BEST OF MAXIM
Associated Press PhotoHe did it again. Andy Pettitte went 7.1 innings last night, giving up 2 singles and 2 walks, while striking out 10, en route to the Yankees 7-0 win over the Rays at Yankee Stadium.I keep hearing the phrase "vintage Pettitte." Vintage? Vintage Andy Pettitte always pitched to contact, scattering a lot of hits during each of his outings, and striking...
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Tampa Bay Rays 0 — New York Yankees 7
Andy Pettitte continues to impress in tonight’s 7-0 win over the Tampa Bay...
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NEW YORK -- Andy Pettitte has galvanized his New York Yankees teammates by turning back the clock and authoring some of the finest performances of his career in the five starts since he returned from a year-long retirement. But neither Pettitte nor his manager is surprised he picked up right where he left off in 2010. Pettitte allowed just two hits in 7 1/3 shutout innings Tuesday...
Russell Martin hit a grand slam to help stop the Yankees' struggles with the bases loaded and Andy Pettitte was dominant again at home, leading New York to a 7-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night.
Nick Swisher hit an RBI double after Raul Ibanez was walked intentionally and the Yankees treated Rays starter James Shields to another drubbing in the Bronx. Pettitte...
The AL East leading Tampa Bay Rays (31-23) are in town to face the third place New York Yankees(29-24) in a three-game set with the division at stake.
Rays James Shields - Yankee Stadium - 09-21-2011
Tonight, the Rays send James Shields to the hill against the Yankees southpaw Andy Pettitte.
SHIELDS vs. PETTITTE
Shields, is 0-1, with an ERA of 7.36 in his two starts this season...
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The last time the New York Yankees were in first-place in the AL East was back on April 24th, but thanks to the 10-strikeout, 7 1/3 innings performance by veteran southpaw Andy Pettitte, the Bombers now stand within striking distance.
At just a half-game back from their current opponents, the AL East leading Tampa Bay Rays, who also share the top spot with the Baltimore...
Andy Pettitte managed to shut out the Rays yesterday for 7 1/3 IP with only 4 baserunners and 10 Ks. No wonder why he returned. He was probably sick of beating his kids at MLB 2K12. “Dad, we don’t mind you playing our video games while we’re at school, but could you stop spitting tobacco onto our all-terrain robot?” That’s Andy’s kids after a powwow about how...
It’s a baseball axiom that “real” pitchers learn to adapt to their diminishing stuff and maintain their excellence through mastery of the craft’s fundamentals. Generally, such hurlers tend to see lower strikeout totals, but that goes along with improved control. Basically, they try to become Greg Maddux.
Andy Pettitte has come out of retirement this season and turned into...