Jeter held in check but Yankees still edge Rays
Jeter went 0 for 4 and remained three hits behind the Iron Horse as the New York
“I think everybody’s excited,” Sabathia said, “and wants to see him get that record.”
Applauded ahead of every at-bat, Jeter stayed stuck at 2,718 hits. He did match another
“I’m sure he wants to get this behind him so he doesn’t have to talk about it,”
Fading Tampa Bay lost its fifth straight, equaling its season high. Making matters worse, slugger
“I knew when the ball hit me it was going to be bad,” he said. “You don’t take a 95 mph fastball on the finger and live to tell about it – or the finger live to tell about it.”
Pena was to return to Florida and meet with the
“It’s very discouraging,” manager Joe Maddon said. “He was swinging the bat about as well as anyone I’ve seen this season.”
New York went ahead off
“I didn’t catch the ball cleanly. Then it came up and bounced away,” Kapler said. “My responsibility. I should have handled it.”
Sabathia matched his season high with 10 strikeouts and allowed one run, three hits and four walks in seven innings. He is 6-0 with 2.31 ERA in eight starts since 6-2 loss at Tampa Bay on July 28.
Garza gave up only an unearned run, five hits and a walk in seven innings, striking out seven. Even though his opponents’ batting average of .233 coming in was the best in the
“All I can do is go out there and pitch as well as I can,” he said.
“It responded real well,” Rivera said. “I’m not worried about it.”
Rodriguez lined a two-out double past left fielder
“It’s a different game if that ball falls,” Girardi said.