Mussina allowed the Rays 11 hits in the outing, holding Tampa Bay to three runs. The right-hander was unable to record a strikeout against them, and walked two before he left the game with the Yankees leading, 4-3.
Jackson held the Yankees to four scoreless innings before faltering in the fifth frame, when he gave up all of his four runs. The slipup, though, was brief, as he came back to deliver another scoreless inning before leaving the game with six allowed hits, two walks and six strikeouts.
NYY: RHP Mike Mussina (4-6, 4.61 ERA)
Mussina is 16-6 with a 3.30 in 28 starts against the Devil Rays. The right-hander has never lost a game against them at Yankee Stadium, where he's 7-0 with a 1.07 ERA in seven career starts.
TB: RHP Edwin Jackson (1-9, 7.14 ERA)
Jackson has never won a game against the Yankees, but he's never lost one, either. In five career appearances, including one start, facing New York, the 23-year-old right-hander is 0-0 with a 5.56 ERA.
Player to watch
Dioner Navarro is batting .500 with a 1.125 OPS in eight career at-bats against Mussina. In their last meeting on Sunday at Tampa Bay, the catcher went 2-for-3 against the right-hander.
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