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Angels 4, Yankees 3
Bobby Abreu follows through on his RBI single in the first inning. (Ric Francis/AP)
The Yankees got off to a fast start with two runs in the first inning, but missed chances later in the game -- they left a man on third in the fifth and seventh innings -- hurt the Bombers, who fell 8 1/2 games out of first place.
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Series at a glance:
NYY
NY Yankees (63-55)
Lost 3
LA Angels 4, NY Yankees 3   LAA
LA Angels (74-43)
Won 4
August 10, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Yankees
2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   3 7 0
LA Angels
0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1   4 12 0
Standings thru 8/10/08  |  Recap: NYY | LAA  |  Gameday  |  Yankees stats  |  Angels stats
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, DH4120011.322
Jeter, SS3100102.283
Abreu, RF4011001.287
Rodriguez, A, 3B3121101.315
Nady, LF3010112.335
Cano, 2B4001014.263
Sexson, 1B2000110.225
  a-Betemit, PH-1B1000010.253
Christian, CF4010022.278
Molina, C2000012.230
  b-Giambi, PH1000010.252
  Rodriguez, I, C0000000.294
Totals313734915 

a-Struck out for Sexson in the 9th. b-Struck out for Molina in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Rodriguez, A 2 (25, Saunders, Arredondo), Christian (3, Saunders).
TB: Damon 2; Abreu; Rodriguez, A 4; Nady; Christian 2.
RBI: Abreu (77), Rodriguez, A (70), Cano (54).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Molina; Rodriguez, A; Jeter.
S: Molina.
GIDP: Cano.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Damon (18, 2nd base off Saunders/Napoli).
CS: Rodriguez, A (2, 3rd base by Arredondo/Napoli).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Nady (Matthews at home), Christian (Aybar at 2nd base).
DP: (Molina-Rodriguez, A).

 
LA AngelsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Figgins, 3B5122000.279
Aybar, SS4021000.286
Teixeira, 1B2011100.287
Guerrero, RF4020022.294
Hunter, DH4000015.285
Anderson, LF4010001.290
Kendrick, 2B4110012.325
Matthews, CF3110111.224
Napoli, C3120100.224
Totals3341243511 

BATTING
2B: Napoli (3, Pettitte).
TB: Figgins 2; Aybar 2; Teixeira; Guerrero 2; Anderson; Kendrick; Matthews; Napoli 3.
RBI: Figgins 2 (17), Aybar (30), Teixeira (87).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hunter.
SF: Teixeira.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Matthews (7, 2nd base off Pettitte/Molina).
CS: Guerrero (3, 3rd base by Pettitte/Molina).

FIELDING
PB: Napoli (7).
DP: (Kendrick-Aybar-Teixeira).

 
NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Pettitte 7.010332304.32
Marte (L, 4-2)1.11111204.19
Rivera 0.01000001.43
 
LA AngelsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Saunders 7.06333603.07
Arredondo 1.01001000.95
Rodriguez, F (W, 2-2)1.00000302.36

Pettitte pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

Balk: Pettitte.
Pitches-strikes: Pettitte 101-61, Marte 29-17, Rivera 1-1, Saunders 112-73, Arredondo 13-6, Rodriguez, F 17-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Pettitte 8-7, Marte 0-2, Rivera 0-0, Saunders 8-7, Arredondo 1-1, Rodriguez, F 0-0.
Batters faced: Pettitte 30, Marte 6, Rivera 1, Saunders 29, Arredondo 4, Rodriguez, F 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Marte 1-0, Rivera 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Chris Guccione. 1B: Tim Welke. 2B: Chuck Meriwether. 3B: Bill Welke.
Weather: 83 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 7 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:58.
Att: 44,138.
August 10, 2008

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