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Yankees 8, Angels 2
Bobby Abreu follows through on his solo homer in the third inning. (Ed Betz/AP)
The Yankees celebrated Old-Timers' Day before the matinee vs. the Angels, and the lineup certainly had true Bombers' spirit. A quartet of homers catapulted New York to a skid-stopping win, backing up what has become the expected stellar performance by a rejuvenated Mike Mussina.
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Series at a glance:
LAA
LA Angels (69-41)
Lost 1
NY Yankees 8, LA Angels 2   NYY
NY Yankees (60-50)
Won 1
August 2, 2008
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LA Angels
0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   2 3 0
NY Yankees
0 2 2 0 1 1 2 0 X   8 11 1
Standings thru 8/2/08  |  Recap: LAA | NYY  |  Gameday  |  Angels stats  |  Yankees stats
LA AngelsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Figgins, 3B3000121.278
Aybar, SS4000021.280
Teixeira, 1B3000100.282
Guerrero, DH3000111.282
Anderson, LF4110001.284
Kendrick, 2B4120000.333
Rivera, RF4000004.233
Matthews, CF2000110.228
Mathis, C3001021.218
Totals30231489 

BATTING
2B: Kendrick (24, Mussina).
TB: Anderson; Kendrick 3.
RBI: Mathis (37).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rivera.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Aybar-Kendrick-Teixeira 2).

 
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, DH3110110.316
Jeter, SS4011011.282
Abreu, RF4112011.286
Rodriguez, A, 3B4121021.325
Giambi, 1B2000101.252
  1-Sexson, PR-1B1000001.224
Nady, LF3110001.328
  a-Christian, PH-LF1000000.269
Betemit, 2B4122020.258
Cabrera, CF4000011.246
Molina, C3331000.237
Totals338117287 

a-Popped out for Nady in the 8th.
1-Ran for Giambi in the 6th.

BATTING
HR: Betemit (5, 2nd inning off Weaver, 1 on, 2 out), Abreu (15, 3rd inning off Weaver, 0 on, 2 out), Molina (1, 5th inning off Weaver, 0 on, 0 out), Rodriguez, A (24, 6th inning off Weaver, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Damon; Jeter; Abreu 4; Rodriguez, A 5; Nady; Betemit 5; Molina 6.
RBI: Betemit 2 (17), Abreu 2 (75), Molina (12), Rodriguez, A (66), Jeter (50).
2-out RBI: Betemit 2; Abreu.
GIDP: Jeter; Nady.
Team LOB: 3.

FIELDING
E: Betemit (3, throw).

 
LA AngelsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Weaver (L, 9-9)5.08661544.37
Speier 1.13221104.89
O'Day 1.20000204.34
 
NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Mussina (W, 14-7)7.02212503.44
Veras 1.00001302.70
Bruney 1.01001001.46

Weaver pitched to 2 batters in the 6th.

Pitches-strikes: Weaver 99-70, Speier 28-18, O'Day 19-15, Mussina 89-58, Veras 17-11, Bruney 20-11.
Ground outs-fly outs: Weaver 5-5, Speier 3-0, O'Day 1-2, Mussina 11-5, Veras 0-0, Bruney 0-3.
Batters faced: Weaver 23, Speier 7, O'Day 5, Mussina 25, Veras 4, Bruney 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Speier 1-0, O'Day 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Joe West. 1B: Ed Rapuano. 2B: Scott Barry. 3B: CB Bucknor.
Weather: 76 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 6 mph, R to L.
T: 2:42.
Att: 54,170.
August 2, 2008

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