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CC is spectacular
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Yankees 10, Angels 1
A-Rod drove in a run for the eighth consecutive game; Sabathia went eight strong innings. (Getty)
Coming into Game 4, all the talk was about CC Sabathia on short rest. Well, the ace was mighty effective, pitching a gem and putting the Yanks on the cusp of a World Series berth. And he had plenty of helpers, one being Alex Rodriguez, who homered in his third straight ALCS game.
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Series at a glance:
  • Mon. 10/19: LAA 5, NYY 4
  • Tue. 10/20: NYY 10, LAA 1
  • Thu. 10/22: LAA 7, NYY 6
NYY
NY Yankees
LAA
LA Angels
October 20, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Yankees
0 0 0 3 2 0 0 2 3   10 13 0
LA Angels
0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0   1 5 1
Recap: NYY | LAA  |  Gameday  |  Yankees stats  |  Angels stats
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, SS 5 0 2 0 1 0 3 .286
Damon, LF 5 1 1 2 0 0 5 .286
Teixeira, 1B 5 1 1 0 0 2 2 .111
Rodriguez, Al, 3B 4 3 3 2 1 1 1 .375
Posada, C 3 1 1 0 2 1 0 .308
Matsui, DH 5 0 0 0 0 3 5 .286
Cano, 2B 4 2 1 1 1 1 3 .235
Swisher, RF 2 0 0 0 1 0 4 .167
  1-Gardner, B, PR-CF 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .667
Cabrera, Me, CF-RF 4 1 3 4 1 0 2 .353
Totals 38 10 13 9 7 8 25  

1-Ran for Swisher in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Posada (1, Kazmir), Cano (1, Oliver, D), Rodriguez, Al (1, Palmer), Cabrera, Me (1, Palmer).
HR: Rodriguez, Al (3, 5th inning off Bulger, 1 on, 0 out), Damon (2, 8th inning off Palmer, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Posada 2; Cano 2; Teixeira; Damon 4; Jeter 2; Gardner, B; Rodriguez, Al 7; Cabrera, Me 4.
RBI: Cano (2), Cabrera, Me 4 (4), Rodriguez, Al 2 (5), Damon 2 (3).
2-out RBI: Damon 2; Cabrera, Me 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Swisher; Teixeira; Cabrera, Me; Rodriguez, Al; Jeter.
Team RISP: 4-for-17.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Rodriguez, Al (1, 2nd base off Kazmir/Napoli), Posada (1, 2nd base off Oliver, D/Napoli).
CS: Jeter (1, 2nd base by Kazmir/Napoli), Gardner, B (2, 2nd base by Santana, E/Napoli).
PO: Jeter (1st base by Kazmir).

FIELDING
DP: (Jeter-Teixeira).

 
LA Angels AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Figgins, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .125
Abreu, RF 3 0 0 0 1 2 2 .125
Hunter, To, CF 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .235
Guerrero, DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .263
Rivera, J, LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .118
Kendrick, H, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .364
  a-Matthews, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Morales, K, 1B 3 1 1 1 0 1 1 .125
Napoli, C 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 .111
Aybar, SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .286
Totals 31 1 5 1 2 5 12  

a-Grounded out for Kendrick, H in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Morales, K (1, 5th inning off Sabathia, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Napoli; Guerrero; Aybar; Morales, K 4; Rivera, J.
RBI: Morales, K (2).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Napoli; Abreu; Kendrick, H.
GIDP: Rivera, J.
Team RISP: 0-for-6.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Abreu (1, throw).
Outfield assists: Hunter, To (Swisher at 3rd base).
DP: (Hunter, To-Morales, K-Figgins).
Pickoffs: Kazmir (Jeter at 1st base).

 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sabathia (W, 2-0) 8.0 5 1 1 2 5 1 1.13
Gaudin 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
 
LA Angels IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Kazmir (L, 0-1) 4.0 6 4 4 4 3 0 9.00
Bulger 0.0 1 1 1 1 0 1 3.86
Oliver, D 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Santana, E 2.1 1 1 1 1 3 0 1.93
Palmer 1.2 4 4 4 1 1 1 13.50

Kazmir pitched to 1 batter in the 5th.
Bulger pitched to 2 batters in the 5th.

WP: Kazmir.
HBP: Swisher (by Santana, E).
Pitches-strikes: Sabathia 101-69, Gaudin 13-9, Kazmir 89-49, Bulger 7-3, Oliver, D 11-8, Santana, E 36-23, Palmer 27-16.
Groundouts-flyouts: Sabathia 13-2, Gaudin 1-2, Kazmir 3-3, Bulger 0-0, Oliver, D 2-0, Santana, E 3-0, Palmer 2-1.
Batters faced: Sabathia 30, Gaudin 3, Kazmir 21, Bulger 2, Oliver, D 4, Santana, E 9, Palmer 10.
Inherited runners-scored: Bulger 1-1, Oliver, D 1-0, Palmer 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Layne. 1B: Fieldin Culbreth. 2B: Dale Scott. 3B: Tim McClelland. LF: Laz Diaz. RF: Bill Miller.
Weather: 73 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 6 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:38.
Att: 45,160.
Venue: Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
October 20, 2009
October 20, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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