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Yanks first to 75
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Yankees 7, Athletics 2
Derek Jeter, who had three hits, delivers a go-ahead RBI single in the sixth. (AP)
Vallejo, Calif., native CC Sabathia enjoyed his finest start at the Oakland Coliseum, throwing eight innings of two-run ball. In the first, Sabathia threw behind Kurt Suzuki, who followed with a homer, but the lefty recovered to help the Yanks become the first team to 75 victories. New York used a five-run sixth to ensure Sabathia's 14th win.
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Series at a glance:
  • Mon. 08/17: OAK 3, NYY 0
  • Tue. 08/18: NYY 7, OAK 2
  • Wed. 08/19: @ OAK, 10:05 PM ET
NYY
NY Yankees (75-45)
Won 1
NY Yankees 7, Oakland 2   OAK
Oakland (53-66)
Lost 1
August 18, 2009
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NY Yankees
0 1 1 0 0 5 0 0 0   7 13 0
Oakland
1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   2 5 3
Standings thru 8/18/09  |  Recap: NYY | OAK  |  Gameday  |  Yankees stats  |  Athletics stats
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, SS 5 1 3 1 0 0 1 .330
Damon, LF 4 1 2 1 1 0 3 .283
Teixeira, 1B 4 1 0 0 1 1 6 .283
Rodriguez, A, 3B 2 1 1 1 2 1 0 .257
Matsui, DH 4 0 2 1 1 0 2 .269
  1-Hinske, PR-DH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
Posada, C 4 0 1 2 0 1 5 .273
Cano, 2B 5 0 0 0 0 1 3 .315
Swisher, RF 5 1 2 0 0 1 0 .244
Cabrera, Me, CF 4 2 2 0 0 0 1 .268
Totals 37 7 13 6 5 5 21  

1-Ran for Matsui in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Cabrera, Me (20, Mazzaro), Posada (20, Mazzaro), Swisher (23, Marshall), Damon (29, Marshall).
TB: Posada 2; Matsui 2; Rodriguez, A; Jeter 3; Damon 3; Swisher 3; Cabrera, Me 3.
RBI: Posada 2 (55), Jeter (54), Damon (68), Rodriguez, A (64), Matsui (59).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Posada 2; Teixeira; Cano.
SF: Posada.
GIDP: Teixeira, Posada, Damon.
Team RISP: 4-for-12.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
SB: Damon (9, 2nd base off Mazzaro/Suzuki, K).

 
Oakland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kennedy, A, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 .282
Davis, R, CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .293
Suzuki, K, C 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 .277
Hairston, S, LF 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 .289
Garciaparra, 1B 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 .268
Ellis, M, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .279
Everidge, DH 3 1 1 1 1 1 2 .237
Sweeney, R, RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 5 .274
Pennington, SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .283
Totals 32 2 5 2 3 9 12  

BATTING
2B: Garciaparra (7, Sabathia).
HR: Suzuki, K (10, 1st inning off Sabathia, 0 on, 2 out), Everidge (2, 2nd inning off Sabathia, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Sweeney, R; Suzuki, K 4; Hairston, S; Everidge 4; Garciaparra 2.
RBI: Suzuki, K (55), Everidge (7).
2-out RBI: Suzuki, K; Everidge.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Sweeney, R 4.
Team RISP: 0-for-5.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Suzuki, K (3, throw), Kennedy, A (9, fielding), Ellis, M (3, fielding).
PB: Suzuki, K (3).
DP: 3 (Ellis, M-Pennington-Garciaparra, Garciaparra-Pennington-Garciaparra, Garciaparra-Pennington-Casilla).

 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sabathia (W, 14-7) 8.0 5 2 2 1 7 2 3.58
Robertson, D 1.0 0 0 0 2 2 0 3.06
 
Oakland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Mazzaro 5.0 7 2 1 3 2 0 5.31
Marshall (L, 0-1) 0.1 3 4 4 0 0 0 9.82
Casilla 1.2 2 1 1 2 0 0 5.73
Gray, J 2.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1.17

Game Scores: Sabathia 70, Mazzaro 46.
WP: Robertson, D, Mazzaro.
IBB: Teixeira (by Casilla), Everidge (by Sabathia).
HBP: Rodriguez, A (by Mazzaro), Cabrera, Me (by Marshall).
Pitches-strikes: Sabathia 94-66, Robertson, D 23-11, Mazzaro 103-59, Marshall 13-6, Casilla 27-14, Gray, J 23-14.
Groundouts-flyouts: Sabathia 12-0, Robertson, D 0-1, Mazzaro 6-4, Marshall 1-0, Casilla 4-1, Gray, J 2-1.
Batters faced: Sabathia 30, Robertson, D 5, Mazzaro 24, Marshall 5, Casilla 9, Gray, J 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Casilla 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Layne. 1B: Todd Tichenor. 2B: Chris Guccione. 3B: Mike Winters.
Weather: 63 degrees, clear.
Wind: 12 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:54.
Att: 25,383.
Venue: O.co Coliseum.
August 18, 2009
August 18, 2009

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