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Bullpen shell-shocked
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Angels 11, Yankees 4
Third-base coach Bobby Meacham greets Alex Rodriguez, who homered in the sixth. (Mark Avery/AP)
It was lining up to be a feel-good story for Dan Giese, who allowed one run in six innings in his hometown of Anaheim. Instead, the Yankees' bullpen came unraveled, allowing eight runs in the eighth inning in a stunning defeat to the Angels.
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Series at a glance:
NYY
NY Yankees (63-54)
Lost 2
LA Angels 11, NY Yankees 4   LAA
LA Angels (73-43)
Won 3
August 9, 2008
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NY Yankees
0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1   4 11 1
LA Angels
0 0 0 0 0 1 2 8 X   11 14 0
Standings thru 8/9/08  |  Recap: NYY | LAA  |  Gameday  |  Yankees stats  |  Angels stats
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, DH5021002.321
Jeter, SS3011022.285
Abreu, RF5000004.287
Rodriguez, A, 3B3111112.312
Giambi, 1B3111010.253
Nady, LF3010012.335
Cano, 2B4000002.266
Rodriguez, I, C4220010.294
Cabrera, CF4030000.245
Totals3441141614 

BATTING
HR: Rodriguez, A (26, 6th inning off Lackey, 0 on, 1 out), Giambi (23, 6th inning off Lackey, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Damon 2; Jeter; Rodriguez, A 4; Giambi 4; Nady; Rodriguez, I 2; Cabrera 3.
RBI: Rodriguez, A (69), Giambi (67), Damon (50), Jeter (56).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Nady; Jeter; Rodriguez, A.
S: Jeter.
SF: Jeter.
GIDP: Cano.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Cano (10, throw).

 
LA AngelsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Figgins, 3B5121003.277
Izturis, SS4111102.263
Teixeira, 1B5121023.286
Guerrero, DH5122031.292
  2-Rodriguez, S, PR-DH0000000.185
Hunter, CF5110022.287
Anderson, LF5222012.290
Kendrick, 2B4100000.326
Rivera, RF4022000.232
  1-Matthews, PR-RF0100000.223
Napoli, C2221100.215
Totals391114102813 


1-Ran for Rivera in the 8th. 2-Ran for Guerrero in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Hunter (28, Ramirez), Rivera (6, Ramirez).
HR: Teixeira (22, 6th inning off Giese, 0 on, 1 out), Anderson (12, 7th inning off Veras, 0 on, 0 out), Napoli (13, 7th inning off Veras, 0 on, 2 out), Guerrero (21, 8th inning off Ramirez, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Figgins 2; Izturis; Teixeira 5; Guerrero 5; Hunter 2; Anderson 5; Rivera 3; Napoli 5.
RBI: Teixeira (86), Anderson 2 (65), Napoli (30), Guerrero 2 (67), Rivera 2 (21), Figgins (15), Izturis (36).
2-out RBI: Napoli.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Izturis; Teixeira.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Figgins 2 (24, 2nd base off Robertson/Rodriguez, I, 2nd base off Veras/Rodriguez, I), Kendrick (11, 2nd base off Ramirez/Rodriguez, I), Rivera (1, 3rd base off Giese/Rodriguez, I).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Kendrick-Teixeira, Shields-Kendrick-Izturis-Teixeira).

 
NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Giese 6.03111512.35
Veras (BS, 2)1.03221122.92
Ramirez (L, 3-1)0.04540013.89
Robertson 1.04330206.75
 
LA AngelsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lackey 7.09331523.15
Shields (W, 5-3)1.00000102.80
Speier 1.02110004.88

Ramirez pitched to 5 batters in the 8th.

WP: Robertson.
HBP: Napoli (by Giese), Giambi (by Lackey), Nady (by Shields).
Pitches-strikes: Giese 83-58, Veras 22-13, Ramirez 12-7, Robertson 29-22, Lackey 95-69, Shields 10-7, Speier 14-11.
Ground outs-fly outs: Giese 3-10, Veras 1-1, Ramirez 0-0, Robertson 1-0, Lackey 13-2, Shields 2-0, Speier 1-2.
Batters faced: Giese 23, Veras 7, Ramirez 5, Robertson 7, Lackey 31, Shields 3, Speier 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Robertson 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Bill Welke. 1B: Chris Guccione. 2B: Tim Welke. 3B: Chuck Meriwether.
Weather: 82 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 7 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:47.
Att: 43,919.
August 9, 2008

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