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No. 1 for Sabathia
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Yankees 6, Royals 1
Johnny Damon (No. 18) and Nick Swisher combined to score five runs. (Getty)
It was never a matter of if, but when CC Sabathia would get his first Yankees win, and he got it vs. the Royals, hurling 7 2/3 scoreless innings. Even without an injured Mark Teixeira, Nick Swisher and Jorge Posada stepped in with three RBIs apiece.
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Series at a glance:
NYY
NY Yankees (3-2)
Won 3
NY Yankees 6, Kansas City 1   KC
Kansas City (2-3)
Lost 2
April 11, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Yankees
2 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0   6 9 1
Kansas City
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1   1 7 0
Standings thru 4/11/09  |  Recap: NYY | KC  |  Gameday  |  Yankees stats  |  Royals stats
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, SS 4 1 1 0 1 1 1 .273
  Pena, R, SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Damon, LF 4 2 1 0 1 0 3 .263
Swisher, 1B 3 3 2 3 2 0 0 .538
Matsui, DH 4 0 1 0 1 1 4 .111
Posada, C 5 0 2 3 0 2 3 .313
Cano, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .444
Nady, RF 4 0 2 0 0 1 0 .294
  Cabrera, Me, RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Ransom, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .056
Gardner, B, CF 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 .235
Totals 35 6 9 6 6 9 19  

BATTING
2B: Posada 2 (3, Ramirez, H, Ramirez, H), Matsui (1, Ramirez, H).
3B: Swisher (1, Ramirez, H).
HR: Swisher (2, 5th inning off Ramirez, H, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Posada 4; Matsui 2; Damon; Jeter; Swisher 7; Nady 2.
RBI: Posada 3 (6), Swisher 3 (9).
2-out RBI: Posada 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cano 3; Damon.
GIDP: Gardner, B.
Team RISP: 3-for-11.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Jeter (2, 2nd base off Ramirez, H/Olivo).

FIELDING
E: Ransom (1, throw).
DP: 2 (Ransom-Cano-Swisher, Cano-Jeter-Swisher).

 
Kansas City AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Crisp, CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .211
Callaspo, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .333
DeJesus, LF 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .190
Butler, B, DH 4 0 0 0 0 3 3 .059
Gordon, A, 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .133
  Teahen, 3B 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 .294
Aviles, SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .235
  Pena, B, C 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Jacobs, 1B 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .214
Olivo, C 3 0 1 0 0 1 2 .214
  Pena, T, SS 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 .000
Bloomquist, RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 .167
Totals 33 1 7 1 1 7 22  

BATTING
2B: Jacobs (2, Veras).
TB: Teahen; DeJesus; Aviles; Jacobs 3; Callaspo; Olivo.
RBI: Pena, T (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Crisp 2; Aviles; Bloomquist.
GIDP: Aviles, Gordon, A.
Team RISP: 0-for-8.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
DP: (Callaspo-Aviles-Jacobs).

 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sabathia (W, 1-1) 7.2 6 0 0 0 6 0 4.50
Veras 1.1 1 1 1 1 1 0 2.70
 
Kansas City IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Ramirez, H (L, 0-1) 4.1 8 6 6 2 2 1 12.46
Tejeda 2.2 0 0 0 3 6 0 0.00
Waechter 2.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0.00

WP: Tejeda.
HBP: Gordon, A (by Sabathia), DeJesus (by Sabathia).
Pitches-strikes: Sabathia 108-73, Veras 22-12, Ramirez, H 71-36, Tejeda 52-27, Waechter 35-22.
Groundouts-flyouts: Sabathia 9-3, Veras 2-1, Ramirez, H 7-2, Tejeda 1-1, Waechter 1-2.
Batters faced: Sabathia 30, Veras 6, Ramirez, H 22, Tejeda 11, Waechter 8.
Inherited runners-scored: Tejeda 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Jeff Kellogg. 1B: Mark Wegner. 2B: Tim Timmons. 3B: Rob Drake.
Weather: 59 degrees, clear.
Wind: 12 mph, In from RF.
T: 3:04.
Att: 31,072.
Venue: Kauffman Stadium.
April 11, 2009
April 11, 2009

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