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Melky muscles up
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Yankees 9, Athletics 7
Melky Cabrera jumps into the arms of teammates after his winning homer. (Frank Franklin II/AP)
Four hours and 57 minutes after the game started, Melky Cabrera ended it with a two-run blast to right field in the 14th inning, giving the Yankees a dramatic walk-off victory that offset a troublesome start from staff ace CC Sabathia, who labored for 6 2/3 innings and 112 pitches.
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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 (5-9)
Lost 4
NY Yankees 9, Oakland 7   NYY
NY Yankees (9-6)
Won 3
April 22, 2009
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Oakland
0 3 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   7 9 1
NY Yankees
0 2 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2   9 17 1
Standings thru 4/22/09  |  Recap: OAK | NYY  |  Gameday  |  Athletics stats  |  Yankees stats
Oakland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Sweeney, R, CF-RF 6 1 1 0 1 1 1 .238
Cabrera, O, SS 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 .211
Giambi, DH 6 1 0 1 1 3 2 .204
Holliday, LF 6 1 2 1 1 0 2 .273
Cust, RF 3 2 1 1 2 0 2 .306
  1-Davis, R, PR-CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222
Suzuki, K, C 6 1 2 3 0 2 3 .327
Ellis, M, 2B 5 0 1 1 0 1 1 .235
Powell, 1B 4 0 0 0 2 0 2 .154
Crosby, 3B 6 1 1 0 0 1 4 .136
Totals 49 7 9 7 7 8 17  

1-Ran for Cust in the 10th.

BATTING
HR: Suzuki, K (1, 2nd inning off Sabathia, 2 on, 0 out).
TB: Sweeney, R; Ellis, M; Suzuki, K 5; Cust; Holliday 2; Crosby; Cabrera, O.
RBI: Suzuki, K 3 (4), Cust (7), Ellis, M (8), Giambi (6), Holliday (10).
2-out RBI: Ellis, M; Holliday.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Powell; Crosby 2.
SAC: Cabrera, O; Ellis, M.
Team RISP: 4-for-12.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Davis, R (1, 2nd base off Marte/Posada).
CS: Sweeney, R (2, 2nd base by Ramirez, E/Posada).

FIELDING
E: Powell (1, fielding).
Outfield assists: Sweeney, R (Swisher at 2nd base).
DP: (Ellis, M-Cabrera, O-Powell).

 
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, SS 7 2 2 2 0 0 3 .286
Damon, LF 5 0 3 0 2 0 1 .306
Teixeira, 1B 7 1 2 1 0 0 4 .222
Posada, C 6 1 2 0 1 2 3 .286
Cano, 2B 7 0 2 1 0 0 6 .367
Swisher, RF 4 1 1 1 3 0 1 .306
Matsui, DH 7 1 2 1 0 1 2 .244
Cabrera, Me, CF 6 2 2 3 1 3 3 .304
Ransom, 3B 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 .170
  a-Gardner, B, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .240
  Pena, R, 3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .154
Totals 55 9 17 9 7 7 26  

a-Popped out for Ransom in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Posada (5, Anderson, B), Ransom (4, Wuertz), Jeter (3, Wuertz).
HR: Matsui (2, 2nd inning off Anderson, B, 0 on, 1 out), Cabrera, Me 2 (4, 2nd inning off Anderson, B, 0 on, 1 out; 14th inning off Giese, 1 on, 1 out), Jeter (4, 4th inning off Anderson, B, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Posada 3; Cano 2; Teixeira 2; Matsui 5; Jeter 6; Damon 3; Swisher; Ransom 2; Cabrera, Me 8.
RBI: Matsui (4), Cabrera, Me 3 (7), Cano (9), Swisher (12), Jeter 2 (10), Teixeira (9).
2-out RBI: Jeter 2; Teixeira.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cano 2; Posada; Jeter 2.
GIDP: Matsui.
Team RISP: 5-for-12.
Team LOB: 13.

BASERUNNING
CS: Cabrera, Me (1, 2nd base by Wuertz/Suzuki, K).

FIELDING
E: Damon (1, fielding).

 
Oakland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Anderson, B 5.1 9 5 5 1 2 3 5.89
Wuertz 0.2 4 2 2 0 0 0 2.35
Springer 1.0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0.00
Bailey, A 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.79
Ziegler 2.0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2.00
Outman 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.23
Giese (L, 0-2) 2.1 2 2 2 2 2 1 7.20
 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sabathia 6.2 6 7 6 4 2 1 4.81
Coke 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.35
Albaladejo 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.00
Rivera 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Marte 0.1 0 0 0 1 1 0 18.90
Ramirez, E 1.1 1 0 0 1 0 0 6.75
Veras (W, 1-1) 3.1 0 0 0 1 4 0 5.59

IBB: Posada (by Giese).
Pitches-strikes: Anderson, B 97-62, Wuertz 17-10, Springer 28-16, Bailey, A 20-11, Ziegler 28-15, Outman 17-10, Giese 49-27, Sabathia 112-66, Coke 3-1, Albaladejo 15-10, Rivera 14-10, Marte 14-8, Ramirez, E 21-11, Veras 46-29.
Groundouts-flyouts: Anderson, B 9-1, Wuertz 1-0, Springer 0-0, Bailey, A 1-1, Ziegler 3-1, Outman 1-0, Giese 1-3, Sabathia 10-4, Coke 1-0, Albaladejo 2-0, Rivera 2-0, Marte 0-0, Ramirez, E 1-1, Veras 0-3.
Batters faced: Anderson, B 26, Wuertz 5, Springer 6, Bailey, A 4, Ziegler 7, Outman 3, Giese 11, Sabathia 31, Coke 1, Albaladejo 4, Rivera 4, Marte 2, Ramirez, E 5, Veras 11.
Inherited runners-scored: Wuertz 1-1, Coke 1-0, Ramirez, E 1-0.
Umpires: HP: CB Bucknor. 1B: Mike Everitt. 2B: Gerry Davis. 3B: Brian Gorman.
Weather: 56 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 1 mph, Out to CF.
T: 4:57.
Att: 43,342.
Venue: Yankee Stadium.
April 22, 2009
April 22, 2009

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