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Yankees 7, Angels 1
Ervin Santana struck out six and walked one over 6 1/3 innings pitched. (Kevork Djansezian/AP)
The Angels' magic number to clinch the AL West remained at two on Tuesday, as Ervin Santana's run of great starts ended at the hands of the Yankees. Santana allowed six runs over 6 1/3 innings for his first loss since July 27. Vladimir Guerrero picked up his 83rd RBI.
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Series at a glance:
NYY
NY Yankees (77-68)
Won 1
NY Yankees 7, LA Angels 1   LAA
LA Angels (87-57)
Lost 1
September 9, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Yankees
0 1 0 0 0 3 2 0 1   7 10 1
LA Angels
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0   1 7 1
Standings thru 9/9/08  |  Recap: NYY | LAA  |  Gameday  |  Yankees stats  |  Angels stats
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Damon, CF-LF 5 2 2 3 0 0 0 .306
Jeter, SS 5 1 2 0 0 1 0 .296
Abreu, RF 4 1 1 0 1 0 2 .298
Rodriguez, Al, 3B 3 2 2 3 1 0 0 .310
Giambi, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .246
  Ransom, 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .750
Nady, LF 4 0 2 1 0 1 0 .316
  Gardner, B, CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .182
Matsui, DH 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .301
Cano, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .262
Moeller, C 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 .228
Totals 36 7 10 7 2 7 11  

BATTING
2B: Nady (35, Santana, E).
HR: Rodriguez, Al (33, 6th inning off Santana, E, 2 on, 0 out), Damon 2 (14, 7th inning off Santana, E, 1 on, 1 out; 9th inning off Speier, J, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Jeter 2; Damon 8; Moeller; Rodriguez, Al 5; Abreu; Nady 3.
RBI: Nady (87), Rodriguez, Al 3 (95), Damon 3 (62).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Moeller 2; Giambi.
GIDP: Abreu.
Team RISP: 2-for-6.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Abreu (11, 2nd base by Santana, E/Mathis).

FIELDING
E: Jeter (12, missed catch).
DP: (Aceves, A-Cano-Giambi).

 
LA Angels AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Willits, LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .163
Anderson, G, DH 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 .287
Teixeira, 1B 4 0 2 0 0 1 2 .305
Guerrero, RF 4 0 1 1 0 0 3 .298
Hunter, To, CF 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .281
  Matthews, CF 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .236
Quinlan, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .280
Wood, SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .176
Mathis, C 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .191
  a-Morales, K, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .188
  Budde, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Rodriguez, S, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .188
Totals 34 1 7 1 0 3 14  

a-Grounded out for Mathis in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Teixeira (35, Aceves, A), Anderson, G (24, Bruney).
TB: Quinlan; Teixeira 3; Guerrero; Anderson, G 4.
RBI: Guerrero (83).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rodriguez, S; Matthews; Teixeira.
GIDP: Hunter, To.
Team RISP: 0-for-6.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Quinlan (3, 2nd base off Aceves, A/Moeller).

FIELDING
E: Matthews (6, fielding).
DP: (Wood-Rodriguez, S-Teixeira).

 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Aceves, A (W, 1-0) 7.0 5 1 1 0 2 0 1.29
Bruney 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.17
Marte 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.13
 
LA Angels IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Santana, E (L, 15-6) 6.1 8 6 5 1 6 2 3.36
Bulger 0.2 1 0 0 1 0 0 4.35
Speier, J 2.0 1 1 1 0 1 1 5.03

HBP: Giambi (by Santana, E).
Pitches-strikes: Aceves, A 89-63, Bruney 17-11, Marte 15-10, Santana, E 108-75, Bulger 16-7, Speier, J 24-13.
Groundouts-flyouts: Aceves, A 11-5, Bruney 2-0, Marte 0-2, Santana, E 6-3, Bulger 0-2, Speier, J 3-1.
Batters faced: Aceves, A 26, Bruney 4, Marte 4, Santana, E 28, Bulger 4, Speier, J 7.
Umpires: HP: Ed Rapuano. 1B: Ed Hickox. 2B: CB Bucknor. 3B: Ted Barrett.
Weather: 71 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 6 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:36.
Att: 43,042.
Venue: Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
September 9, 2008
September 9, 2008

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