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Pettitte cruises
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Yankees 5, Athletics 3
Brett Gardner makes a leaping catch to rob Jason Giambi of a base hit in the first. (AP)
Andy Pettitte was able to breathe easy after the second inning, when the Yanks -- led by Brett Gardner, who one frame earlier made an impressive catch in center field -- tagged Dana Eveland for four runs. From there, it was smooth sailing, with Johnny Damon continuing the home run trend at the new Stadium for insurance.
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Series at a glance:
  • Mon. 04/20: PPD
  • Tue. 04/21: NYY 5, OAK 3
  • Wed. 04/22: NYY 9, OAK 7
OAK
Oakland (5-8)
Lost 3
NY Yankees 5, Oakland 3   NYY
NY Yankees (8-6)
Won 2
April 21, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Oakland
0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0   3 12 1
NY Yankees
0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 X   5 12 0
Standings thru 4/21/09  |  Recap: OAK | NYY  |  Gameday  |  Athletics stats  |  Yankees stats
Oakland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Sweeney, R, RF 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .246
Cabrera, O, SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .216
Giambi, 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .229
Holliday, LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .265
Cust, DH 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 .304
Ellis, M, 2B 4 0 1 2 0 0 2 .239
Chavez, Er, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .107
Suzuki, K, C 4 0 4 1 0 0 0 .327
Davis, R, CF 3 0 2 0 0 0 2 .235
  a-Buck, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200
Totals 37 3 12 3 0 1 19  

a-Grounded into a forceout for Davis, R in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Suzuki, K (3, Pettitte), Ellis, M (2, Bruney).
TB: Sweeney, R; Giambi; Ellis, M 2; Suzuki, K 5; Davis, R 2; Cust 2; Holliday.
RBI: Ellis, M 2 (7), Suzuki, K (1).
2-out RBI: Suzuki, K; Ellis, M.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Holliday; Cabrera, O 3; Davis, R; Chavez, Er.
SAC: Cabrera, O.
Team RISP: 4-for-14.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ellis, M (2, 3rd base off Pettitte/Posada).

FIELDING
E: Outman (1, pickoff).
Outfield assists: Davis, R (Damon at 2nd base).

 
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, SS 4 1 2 0 1 0 0 .286
Damon, LF 5 1 2 2 0 1 4 .273
Teixeira, 1B 4 0 1 1 1 1 1 .211
Posada, C 4 0 2 0 0 2 0 .279
Cano, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .377
Swisher, RF 3 1 0 0 1 1 1 .311
  Cabrera, Me, RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .294
Matsui, DH 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 .235
Ransom, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 2 3 .159
Gardner, CF 4 1 1 2 0 1 2 .245
Totals 35 5 12 5 4 8 15  

BATTING
2B: Matsui (3, Eveland).
HR: Damon (2, 6th inning off Bailey, A, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Posada 2; Cano; Teixeira; Matsui 3; Damon 5; Jeter 2; Gardner; Ransom.
RBI: Gardner 2 (3), Damon 2 (5), Teixeira (8).
2-out RBI: Teixeira.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cano 2; Damon 2; Teixeira.
Team RISP: 4-for-11.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Gardner (4, 2nd base off Eveland/Suzuki, K).

FIELDING
DP: (Teixeira-Posada).

 
Oakland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Eveland (L, 0-1) 4.0 9 4 4 4 3 0 7.36
Bailey, A 2.0 1 1 1 0 2 1 0.87
Casilla 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.93
Outman 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 5.79
 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Pettitte (W, 2-0) 7.0 9 2 2 0 0 0 2.53
Bruney (H, 4) 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 3.38
Rivera (S, 4) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00

Game Scores: Eveland 27, Pettitte 51.
WP: Bruney.
Pitches-strikes: Eveland 99-54, Bailey, A 28-21, Casilla 13-8, Outman 16-11, Pettitte 105-67, Bruney 21-14, Rivera 12-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Eveland 4-3, Bailey, A 2-2, Casilla 2-0, Outman 0-1, Pettitte 12-6, Bruney 1-1, Rivera 1-0.
Batters faced: Eveland 24, Bailey, A 7, Casilla 4, Outman 4, Pettitte 29, Bruney 5, Rivera 4.
Umpires: HP: Brian Gorman. 1B: CB Bucknor. 2B: Mike Everitt. 3B: Gerry Davis.
Weather: 54 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 9 mph, L to R.
T: 2:50.
Att: 42,065.
Venue: Yankee Stadium.
April 21, 2009
April 21, 2009

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