Jorge Posada watches his homer head toward the right-field wall. (Ezra Shaw/Getty)
By Anthony DiComo / MLB.com
Jorge Posada's controversial two-run homer near the right-field wall, which was reviewed by the umpiring crew, decided the finale, helping the Yankees secure a split against the Indians in the first series at the new Yankee Stadium.
WP: Burnett, AJ 3. IBB: Cano (by Betancourt, R). HBP:
Damon (by Pavano), Shoppach (by Burnett, AJ). Pitches-strikes: Pavano 89-54, Perez, R 7-4, Lewis 5-3, Betancourt,
R 34-19, Wood, K 3-3, Burnett, AJ 111-60, Albaladejo 9-4, Bruney 9-6, Rivera, Ma 11-8. Groundouts-flyouts: Pavano
7-2, Perez, R 0-0, Lewis 1-0, Betancourt, R 1-1, Wood, K 0-0, Burnett, AJ 9-5, Albaladejo 2-0, Bruney 1-0, Rivera, Ma 1-0. Batters
faced: Pavano 23, Perez, R 2, Lewis 2, Betancourt, R 8, Wood, K 1, Burnett, AJ 28, Albaladejo 2, Bruney 3, Rivera, Ma
4. Inherited runners-scored: Lewis 1-1, Wood, K 1-0, Albaladejo 3-0. Umpires: HP: Jerry Crawford. 1B:
Tom Hallion. 2B: Phil Cuzzi. 3B: Mike Estabrook. Weather: 59 degrees, cloudy. Wind: 14 mph, In from
LF. T: 3:23. Att: 43,068. April 19, 2009
Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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