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Moose gets the win
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Yankees 7, Athletics 1
Alex Rodriguez is out after a collision at home with Kurt Suzuki. (Bill Kostroun/AP)
A potent blend of top-notch pitching and timely hitting carried the Yankees over the A's to open the season's second half. Mike Mussina allowed one run and fanned six, backed by homers off the bats of Robinson Cano and Alex Rodriguez, as well as Richie Sexson's first RBI in pinstripes.
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Series at a glance:
OAK
Oakland (51-45)
Lost 3
NY Yankees 7, Oakland 1   NYY
NY Yankees (51-45)
Won 1
July 18, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Oakland
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 9 1
NY Yankees
1 0 3 2 0 1 0 0 X   7 10 0
Standings thru 7/18/08  |  Recap: OAK | NYY  |  Gameday  |  Athletics stats  |  Yankees stats
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ellis, 2B4110033.238
Suzuki, C4020010.283
Sweeney, R, RF4011001.300
Cust, DH4010033.230
Brown, E, LF4010013.255
Crosby, SS4010002.260
Gonzalez, C, CF4010001.273
Hannahan, 1B3000012.223
  a-Murton, PH1000010.208
Murphy, 3B3010021.186
Totals3519101216 

a-Struck out for Hannahan in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Ellis (18, Mussina).
TB: Ellis 2; Suzuki 2; Sweeney, R; Cust; Brown, E; Crosby; Gonzalez, C; Murphy.
RBI: Sweeney, R (31).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Crosby; Ellis.
GIDP: Brown, E.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Crosby (11, throw).
Outfield assists: Sweeney, R (Rodriguez, A at home).
DP: (Murphy-Ellis-Hannahan).

 
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jeter, SS3100202.282
Abreu, RF5221001.275
Rodriguez, A, 3B4232111.318
Posada, DH1100302.270
Sexson, 1B3011113.220
Cano, 2B4123003.249
Cabrera, CF4020000.245
Molina, C4000012.220
Gardner, LF4000012.150
Totals3271077416 

BATTING
2B: Abreu (23, Smith), Cabrera (11, Blevins).
HR: Cano (7, 3rd inning off Smith, 2 on, 2 out), Rodriguez, A (20, 6th inning off Braden, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Abreu 3; Rodriguez, A 6; Sexson; Cano 5; Cabrera 3.
RBI: Sexson (31), Cano 3 (41), Abreu (60), Rodriguez, A 2 (55).
2-out RBI: Sexson; Cano 3; Abreu; Rodriguez, A.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cano 2; Jeter.
GIDP: Sexson.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Rodriguez, A (14, 2nd base off Smith/Suzuki).

FIELDING
DP: (Cano-Sexson).

 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Smith (L, 5-8)3.28665113.79
Blevins 1.11000200.00
Braden 1.01111014.80
Brown, A 1.00000002.23
DiNardo 1.00001109.28
 
NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Mussina (W, 12-6)6.09110603.49
Robertson 1.00000302.00
Ramirez 1.00000202.65
Hawkins 1.00000105.63

Pitches-strikes: Smith 88-49, Blevins 22-16, Braden 15-5, Brown, A 9-5, DiNardo 19-10, Mussina 93-64, Robertson 12-11, Ramirez 11-9, Hawkins 9-6.
Ground outs-fly outs: Smith 3-6, Blevins 1-1, Braden 2-1, Brown, A 1-2, DiNardo 1-1, Mussina 8-4, Robertson 0-0, Ramirez 1-0, Hawkins 2-0.
Batters faced: Smith 23, Blevins 5, Braden 4, Brown, A 3, DiNardo 4, Mussina 26, Robertson 3, Ramirez 3, Hawkins 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Blevins 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Mike Winters. 1B: James Hoye. 2B: Mike Estabrook. 3B: Hunter Wendelstedt.
Weather: 93 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 6 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:47.
Att: 54,145.

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