Final
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Howell hopes to turn around struggles against Yankees

Jul 21, 2007 - 1:13 PM Tampa Bay (38-57) at Ny Yankees (48-46) 7:05 pm EDT

BRONX, New York (Ticker) - J.P. Howell will look for his first win in six starts as the Tampa Bay Devil Rays square off against the New York Yankees in the second game of a day-night doubleheader Saturday.

After winning his first start of the season, Howell (1-3, 6.62 ERA) has failed to pick up another victory. The 24-year-old lefthander has posted an 0-3 record with a 8.23 ERA over six starts.

Howell suffered his worst start in his last outing, yielding six runs and six hits with two walks while retiring just two batters in a 15-4 loss to the Boston Red Sox on July 5.

The Yankees will counter with Kei Igawa (2-2, 6.97). The Japanese lefthander gave up three runs and seven hits with four walks and eight strikeouts in a 6-4 triumph over the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday.

Alex Rodriguez is 10-for-36 with four home runs and seven RBI in nine games against the Devil Rays this season. The two-time MVP is batting .309 with a major league-leading 32 homers and 92 RBI on the season.








  • AL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    TAMPA BAY 0 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 5 11 2
    NY YANKEES 3 1 3 0 0 5 5 0 x 17 20 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: TAM - J.P. HOWELL, JAY WITASICK (6TH), BRIAN STOKES (7TH), AL REYES
    (8TH) AND DIONER NAVARRO
    NYY - MATT DESALVO, BRIAN BRUNEY (5TH), MIKE MYERS
    (6TH), LUIS VIZCAIN

    Jul 21 10:38 PM


  • AL
    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE (2ND GAME)
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY HIDEKI MATSUI (16) TO RIGHT WITH 1
    OUT IN THE 7TH OFF BRIAN STOKES SCORED MIGUEL CAIRO AND BOBBY
    ABREU.
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 5, NY YANKEES 17
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: A PHILLIPS (.316, 2-FOR-4)

    Rays vs. YankeesJul 21 10:13 PM


  • AL
    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE (2ND GAME)
    SACRIFICE FLY BY ALEX RODRIGUEZ SCORED JOHNNY DAMON.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, B ABREU ON FIRST, M CAIRO ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 5
    NY YANKEES 14 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: H MATSUI (.278, 0-FOR-3, BB)

    Rays vs. YankeesJul 21 10:11 PM


  • AL
    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE (2ND GAME)
    GROUND RULE DOUBLE BY JOHNNY DAMON SCORED WIL NIEVES.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J DAMON ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 5
    NY YANKEES 13 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: D JETER (.330, 1-FOR-4)

    Rays vs. YankeesJul 21 10:04 PM


  • AL
    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE (2ND GAME)
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY ALEX RODRIGUEZ (33) TO LEFT CENTER WITH
    1 OUT IN THE 6TH OFF JAY WITASICK SCORED BOBBY ABREU.
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 5, NY YANKEES 12
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: H MATSUI (.278, 0-FOR-3)

    Rays vs. YankeesJul 21 9:42 PM


  • AL
    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE (2ND GAME)
    SINGLE BY BOBBY ABREU SCORED JOHNNY DAMON.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, B ABREU ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 5
    NY YANKEES 10 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: A RODRIGUEZ (.309, 2-FOR-3, RBI)

    Rays vs. YankeesJul 21 9:37 PM


  • AL
    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE (2ND GAME)
    DOUBLE BY JOHNNY DAMON SCORED MELKY CABRERA AND WIL NIEVES.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J DAMON ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 5
    NY YANKEES 9 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: D JETER (.331, 1-FOR-3)

    Rays vs. YankeesJul 21 9:31 PM


  • AL
    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE (2ND GAME)
    SACRIFICE FLY BY JOSH WILSON SCORED JONNY GOMES.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, D NAVARRO ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 5
    NY YANKEES 7 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: A IWAMURA (.283, 1-FOR-3)

    Rays vs. YankeesJul 21 9:10 PM


  • AL
    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE (2ND GAME)
    SINGLE BY B.J. UPTON SCORED JOSH WILSON AND AKINORI
    IWAMURA.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, B UPTON ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 4
    NY YANKEES 7 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: C PENA (.289, 1-FOR-2)

    Rays vs. YankeesJul 21 8:47 PM


  • AL
    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE (2ND GAME)
    DOUBLE BY WIL NIEVES SCORED ROBINSON CANO AND MELKY
    CABRERA.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, W NIEVES ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 2
    NY YANKEES 7 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: J DAMON (.233, 0-FOR-1, BB, RBI)

    Rays vs. YankeesJul 21 8:16 PM


  • AL
    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE (2ND GAME)
    SINGLE BY ROBINSON CANO SCORED ALEX RODRIGUEZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R CANO ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 2
    NY YANKEES 5 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: M CABRERA (.277, 1-FOR-1)

    Rays vs. YankeesJul 21 8:14 PM


  • AL
    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE (2ND GAME)
    GROUND OUT BY JOHNNY DAMON SCORED MELKY CABRERA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, NONE ON, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 2
    NY YANKEES 4 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: D JETER (.332, 1-FOR-1)

    Rays vs. YankeesJul 21 7:51 PM


  • AL
    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE (2ND GAME)
    SINGLE BY JOSH WILSON SCORED CARLOS PENA AND JONNY GOMES.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J WILSON ON FIRST, D NAVARRO ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 2
    NY YANKEES 3 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: A IWAMURA (.281, 0-FOR-1)

    Rays vs. YankeesJul 21 7:44 PM


  • AL
    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE (2ND GAME)
    DOUBLE BY ALEX RODRIGUEZ SCORED BOBBY ABREU.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, A RODRIGUEZ ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 0
    NY YANKEES 3 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: H MATSUI (.281, 15 HR, 58 RBI)

    Rays vs. YankeesJul 21 7:24 PM


  • AL
    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE (2ND GAME)
    DOUBLE BY BOBBY ABREU SCORED JOHNNY DAMON AND DEREK JETER.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, B ABREU ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 0
    NY YANKEES 2 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: A RODRIGUEZ (.306, 32 HR, 92 RBI)

    Rays vs. YankeesJul 21 7:22 PM