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Pettitte saves the day
Yankees 8, Angels 2
Bobby Abreu smiles in the dugout after his homer triggered a four-run eighth. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)
 Abreu HR
 Posada's two-run double
On the verge of a sweep in Anaheim and falling behind Wild Card leader Seattle by four in the loss column, the Yankees needed Andy Pettitte to be their stopper. And he was, limiting the Angels to one run over seven innings.
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Series at a glance:
NYY
NY Yankees (71-56)
Won 1
NY Yankees 8, LA Angels 2   LAA
LA Angels (74-52)
Lost 1
August 22, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Yankees
0 0 0 1 0 0 2 4 1   8 15 0
LA Angels
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1   2 9 1
Standings thru 8/22/07  |  Gameday  |  Yankees Stats  |  Angels Stats
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, LF4020112.263
Jeter, SS5011014.325
Abreu, RF5221010.288
Rodriguez, 3B2200311.307
Matsui, DH5130002.304
Posada, C4232102.336
Cano, 2B5121003.306
Betemit, 1B5000025.233
Cabrera, CF4022000.295
Totals3981575619 

BATTING
2B: Damon (20, Lackey), Posada 2 (34, Lackey, Shields), Matsui (24, Shields).
HR: Abreu (15, 8th inning off Lackey, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Damon 3; Jeter; Abreu 5; Matsui 4; Posada 5; Cano 2; Cabrera 2.
RBI: Cabrera 2 (54), Jeter (58), Abreu (87), Posada 2 (75), Cano (71).
2-out RBI: Jeter; Cabrera; Cano.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Jeter 2; Matsui; Betemit.
GIDP: Jeter; Cano.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Rodriguez (17, 2nd base off Lackey/Mathis).

FIELDING
PB: Posada 2 (6).
DP: 2 (Rodriguez-Cano-Betemit, Cano-Jeter-Betemit).

 
LA AngelsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Willits, LF4010031.296
Cabrera, SS4111011.310
Guerrero, RF4010021.322
Anderson, DH3010110.282
Kendrick, 2B4120003.319
Matthews, CF4010001.266
Izturis, 3B4021011.270
Quinlan, 1B3000002.234
  a-Kotchman, PH1000012.300
Mathis, C3000123.211
Totals3429221115 

a-Struck out for Quinlan in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Guerrero (42, Pettitte).
HR: Cabrera (8, 6th inning off Pettitte, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Willits; Cabrera 4; Guerrero 2; Anderson; Kendrick 2; Matthews; Izturis 2.
RBI: Cabrera (72), Izturis (36).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Willits; Quinlan; Guerrero; Mathis.
GIDP: Kendrick 2.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Lackey (2, throw).
Outfield assists: Guerrero (Jeter at 2nd base).
DP: 2 (Cabrera-Quinlan, Lackey-Cabrera-Quinlan).

 
NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Pettitte (W, 11-7)7.05112613.69
Chamberlain 1.01000300.00
Rivera 1.03110203.44
 
LA AngelsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lackey (L, 15-8)7.09433413.34
Shields 0.12331003.65
Bootcheck 1.24111204.19

Lackey pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

WP: Pettitte.
Pitches-strikes: Pettitte 95-59, Chamberlain 15-11, Rivera 27-18, Lackey 106-65, Shields 17-8, Bootcheck 35-23.
Ground outs-fly outs: Pettitte 10-5, Chamberlain 0-0, Rivera 0-1, Lackey 7-8, Shields 0-1, Bootcheck 0-3.
Batters faced: Pettitte 26, Chamberlain 4, Rivera 6, Lackey 30, Shields 4, Bootcheck 10.
Inherited runners-scored: Bootcheck 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Paul Emmel. 1B: Dan Iassogna. 2B: Dale Scott. 3B: Ron Kulpa.
Weather: 80 degrees, clear.
Wind: 4 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:08.
Att: 44,326.

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