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Posada homers to power Yankees

Feb 26, 2009 - 9:03 PM TAMPA, Florida (Ticker) -- Jorge Posada homered and drove in two runs to help the New York Yankees to a 5-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays in Grapefruit League play Thursday.

Shelly Duncan added a three-run homer in the seventh inning as the Yankees toppled the defending American League East champion Rays.

But the story for New York was Posada, who missed almost the last 2 1/2 months of the 2008 season after undergoing surgery on his throwing shoulder.

Posada hit a solo blast off Chad Orvella in the third and added an RBI double in the fifth inning.

Yankees starter Philip Hughes, who also endured an injury-plagued 2008 season, started and threw two scoreless innings, striking out two and walking one.

Wade Davis started for Tampa Bay, working two scoreless frames and striking out three.








  • GPFT
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    TAMPA BAY 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 0
    NY YANKEES 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 0 x 5 7 0 FINAL
    WP - PHIL COKE (1-0)
    LP - CHAD ORVELLA (0-1)
    HOME RUNS: NYY - JORGE POSADA (1) OFF CHAD ORVELLA IN THE 3RD
    SHELLEY DUNCAN (1) OFF CALVIN MEDLOCK IN THE 7TH
    TIME: 2:17

    Feb 26 3:42 PM


  • GPFT
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    TAMPA BAY 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5
    NY YANKEES 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 5 7 (END BOTTOM 7)
    HOME RUNS: NYY - JORGE POSADA (1) OFF CHAD ORVELLA IN THE 3RD
    SHELLEY DUNCAN (1) OFF CALVIN MEDLOCK IN THE 7TH

    Rays 1, Yankees 5  Bot 7, 0 OutsFeb 26 3:21 PM


  • GPFT
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    TAMPA BAY 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    NY YANKEES 0 0 1 0 1 2 4 (END BOTTOM 5)
    HOME RUNS: NYY - JORGE POSADA (1) OFF CHAD ORVELLA IN THE 3RD

    Rays 0, Yankees 2  Bot 5, 0 OutsFeb 26 2:36 PM


  • GPFT
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    TAMPA BAY 0 0 0 0 0
    NY YANKEES 0 0 1 1 1 (END BOTTOM 3)
    HOME RUNS: NYY - JORGE POSADA (1) OFF CHAD ORVELLA IN THE 3RD

    Rays 0, Yankees 1  Bot 3, 0 OutsFeb 26 2:05 PM

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