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"And again, just a team victory," Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon said.
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Matt Moore (5-5) allowed three runs while scattering nine hits over seven innings to win his fourth straight decision. The Rays stopped a two-game losing streak that had dropped them a season-high 7 1/2 games behind the first-place Yankees in the AL East.
"The Yankees came in here at the top of the division and we've been hitting a little skid," Moore said. "Hopefully this is a sign for a lot of good things to come."
Tampa Bay has won the last eight games between the teams in Florida, including a season-opening three-game sweep.
Teixeira then misplayed Elliot Johnson's sharp grounder over first base for his first error in 671 chances this year, enabling Conrad to score the go-ahead run. Teixeira shook his head after the ball scooted under his glove, allowing Johnson to reach third.
"I tried to look, but it was one of those after it goes by you, you go what just happened?" Teixeira said. "I didn't even get leather on it. Usually you can knock it down. I tried to look at video, but I couldn't really even tell what happened. I just missed it. I don't know if it hit the back of the base or the chalk or what. I still have to knock it down. That's the disappointing thing."
Garcia made four starts before being moved into the bullpen after allowing six runs in 1 2/3 innings of a 7-5 loss to Detroit. The right-hander returned to the rotation to fill in for Pettitte, who was placed on the 60-day disabled list after he fractured a bone in his left leg when he was hit by a batted ball against Cleveland on June 27.
New York scored twice in the first with help from Hideki Matsui, the former Yankees star who overran Teixeira's routine fly to right field that dropped for an RBI double. Alex Rodriguez singled, sending Teixeira to third before Cano lined a single up the middle to stake Garcia to a quick 2-0 lead.
Moore escaped further damage by getting Nick Swisher to hit into an inning-ending double play.
Upton's sixth homer of the season trimmed New York's lead to 2-1, and Pena's second in three nights made it 2-all.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi said before the game that Garcia, who had made 10 appearances out of the bullpen since being removed from the rotation, would be limited to 75 pitches. Pena, who is 5 for 42 lifetime against the right-hander, homered on Garcia's 74th -- and last -- pitch.
Garcia allowed two runs and five hits in 5 1-3 innings.
|Rays starter Matt Moore scatters nine hits over seven innings to win his fourth straight decision. (Getty Images)|
|Players of the Game|
|New York Yankees|
|Derek Jeter, DH||4||1||1||0||0||1||2||.298|
|Curtis Granderson, CF||3||0||0||1||0||2||1||.244|
|Mark Teixeira, 1B||3||1||2||1||1||0||0||.246|
|Alex Rodriguez, 3B||3||0||1||0||1||0||1||.266|
|Robinson Cano, 2B||4||0||2||1||0||0||2||.313|
|Nick Swisher, RF||4||0||0||0||0||0||2||.265|
|Andruw Jones, LF||3||0||1||0||0||0||0||.229|
|a- Raul Ibanez, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.232|
|Jayson Nix, SS||3||0||1||0||0||0||1||.236|
|b- Eric Chavez, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.273|
|Chris Stewart, C||2||1||1||0||1||0||1||.270|
|c- Dewayne Wise, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.244|
|a-grounded out for A. Jones in the 9th|
|b-struck out for Nix in the 9th|
|c-grounded out for Stewart in the 9th|
|2B - Derek Jeter (14, Moore), Mark Teixeira (19, Moore)|
|SF - Curtis Granderson (1)|
|RBI - Curtis Granderson (47), Mark Teixeira (45), Robinson Cano (47)|
|SB - Jayson Nix (3, 2nd base off Moore/Lobaton)|
|Team LOB - 6|
|DP - Teixeira, Nix-Teixeira|
|E - Mark Teixeira (1, Misplayed grounder)|
|New York Yankees|
|Boone Logan (H,11)||0.1||0||1||1||1||0||0||2.83|
|David Robertson (BS,3; L,0-3)||0.1||1||1||0||0||0||0||2.53|
|WP - Boone Logan (2)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Freddy Garcia 74-46, Cody Eppley 6-5, Boone Logan 12-5, David Robertson 14-7, Clay Rapada 7-5, Chad Qualls 12-8|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Freddy Garcia 4-7, Cody Eppley 2-0, David Robertson 1-1|
|Batters Faced - Freddy Garcia 20, Cody Eppley 3, Boone Logan 2, David Robertson 3, Clay Rapada 1, Chad Qualls 2|
|Tampa Bay Rays|
|Desmond Jennings, LF||4||0||0||0||0||0||2||.234|
|Carlos Pena, 1B||4||1||1||1||0||2||0||.200|
|B.J. Upton, CF||4||1||2||1||0||1||0||.244|
|Hideki Matsui, RF||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.177|
|a- Jeff Keppinger, PH-3B||4||0||1||0||0||1||1||.319|
|Ben Zobrist, 2B-RF||3||0||0||0||0||0||1||.253|
|Luke Scott, DH||2||0||0||0||0||0||1||.205|
|b- Sean Rodriguez, PH-DH-2B||0||1||0||0||1||0||0||.211|
|Jose Lobaton, C||3||0||0||0||0||1||1||.209|
|Will Rhymes, 3B-2B||2||0||2||0||0||0||0||.235|
|c- Brooks Conrad, PH-2B^3B||1||1||1||1||0||0||0||.155|
|Elliot Johnson, SS||3||0||0||0||0||1||2||.263|
|a-singled for Matsui in the 4th|
|b-walked for Scott in the 7th|
|c-doubled for Rhymes in the 7th|
|2B - Brooks Conrad (5, Robertson)|
|HR - Carlos Pena (12, Garcia), B.J. Upton (6, Garcia)|
|RBI - Carlos Pena (34), B.J. Upton (27), Brooks Conrad (13)|
|2-OUT RBI - Brooks Conrad (7)|
|Team LOB - 3|
|DP - Johnson-Zobrist-Pena, Moore-Pena, Johnson-Rhymes-Pena|
|Tampa Bay Rays|
|Matt Moore (W,5-5)||7||9||3||3||3||3||0||4.17|
|Joel Peralta (H,17)||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||4.78|
|Fernando Rodney (S,23)||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||0.98|
|WP - Matt Moore (4)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Matt Moore 113-70, Joel Peralta 10-5, Fernando Rodney 16-10|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Matt Moore 4-11, Joel Peralta 2-1, Fernando Rodney 2-0|
|Batters Faced - Matt Moore 30, Joel Peralta 3, Fernando Rodney 3|
|Attendance - 21742|
|Game Time - 2:57|
|Temperature - 72|
|Umpires - Home - Joe West, First Base - Sam Holbrook, Second Base - Mike Estabrook, Third Base - Rob Drake|