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Missed chances costly
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Angels 5, Yankees 4
Alex Rodriguez reacts after the Yankees misplay a popup. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)
CC Sabathia was cruising before allowing four runs in the fourth inning, the latest in a series of big frames by the Angels. Jorge Posada's pinch-hit RBI single and sac fly helped draw the Yankees within a run, but double plays in the seventh and eighth innings ended promising rallies.
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Series at a glance:
NYY
NY Yankees (51-37)
Lost 3
LA Angels 5, NY Yankees 4   LAA
LA Angels (49-37)
Won 3
July 12, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Yankees
0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0   4 8 0
LA Angels
0 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 X   5 9 2
Standings thru 7/12/09  |  Recap: NYY | LAA  |  Gameday  |  Yankees stats  |  Angels stats
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Gardner, B, CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .282
  b-Swisher, PH-LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .237
Jeter, SS 5 0 2 1 0 0 2 .321
Teixeira, 1B 5 0 1 0 0 2 5 .275
Rodriguez, Al, 3B 5 0 0 0 0 2 4 .256
Matsui, DH 1 1 0 0 3 0 1 .265
Cano, 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .308
Hinske, RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 .263
Cabrera, Me, LF-CF 3 2 2 1 1 0 0 .285
Molina, J, C 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .271
  a-Posada, PH-C 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 .285
Totals 33 4 8 4 4 7 25  

a-Singled for Molina, J in the 7th. b-Hit into a double play for Gardner, B in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Cabrera, Me (14, Lackey).
TB: Posada; Cano; Teixeira; Jeter 2; Gardner, B; Cabrera, Me 3.
RBI: Jeter (37), Posada 2 (40), Cabrera, Me (34).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hinske.
SF: Posada.
GIDP: Teixeira, Rodriguez, Al.
Team RISP: 3-for-9.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Rodriguez, Al-Cano-Teixeira 2).

 
LA Angels AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Figgins, 3B 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 .310
Izturis, M, SS 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 .305
Abreu, RF 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 .311
Napoli, DH 4 0 1 0 0 1 3 .293
Matthews, CF 3 1 0 0 1 2 1 .226
Kendrick, H, 2B 2 1 1 1 2 0 0 .239
Wood, 1B 3 0 0 1 0 1 3 .267
  Morales, K, 1B 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .284
Quinlan, LF 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 .231
  Willits, LF 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .214
Mathis, C 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 .192
Totals 29 5 9 5 5 7 11  

BATTING
2B: Abreu (17, Sabathia), Kendrick, H (8, Sabathia), Napoli (13, Sabathia).
3B: Figgins (7, Sabathia).
TB: Figgins 4; Quinlan; Napoli 2; Kendrick, H 2; Abreu 3; Izturis, M 2.
RBI: Abreu (58), Kendrick, H (25), Wood (3), Quinlan (5), Izturis, M (27).
2-out RBI: Quinlan; Izturis, M.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wood; Willits.
SAC: Izturis, M.
GIDP: Napoli, Figgins.
Team RISP: 4-for-10.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
CS: Quinlan (1, 2nd base by Sabathia/Molina, J).

FIELDING
E: Kendrick, H (4, missed catch), Morales, K (6, throw).
DP: 3 (Wood-Izturis, M, Figgins-Morales, K, Oliver, D-Morales, K).

 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sabathia (L, 8-6) 6.2 9 5 5 3 6 0 3.86
Hughes, P 1.1 0 0 0 2 1 0 3.91
 
LA Angels IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lackey (W, 4-4) 7.0 6 2 2 3 6 0 4.93
Speier, J 0.0 2 2 2 1 0 0 4.64
Oliver, D (H, 10) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.00
Fuentes (S, 26) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.23

Speier, J pitched to 4 batters in the 8th.

WP: Hughes, P.
IBB: Kendrick, H (by Sabathia), Morales, K (by Hughes, P).
HBP: Molina, J (by Lackey), Hinske (by Speier, J).
Pitches-strikes: Sabathia 114-71, Hughes, P 26-13, Lackey 111-66, Speier, J 18-10, Oliver, D 8-5, Fuentes 14-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Sabathia 9-1, Hughes, P 2-0, Lackey 8-6, Speier, J 0-0, Oliver, D 0-1, Fuentes 1-1.
Batters faced: Sabathia 29, Hughes, P 6, Lackey 31, Speier, J 4, Oliver, D 2, Fuentes 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Hughes, P 1-0, Oliver, D 3-1.
Umpires: HP: Brian Gorman. 1B: Gerry Davis. 2B: CB Bucknor. 3B: Mike Everitt.
Weather: 86 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 9 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:04.
Att: 41,532.
Venue: Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
July 12, 2009
July 12, 2009

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