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Saunders superb
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Angels 5, Yankees 2
Chone Figgins robs Mark Teixeira of an extra-base hit in the first inning. (Harry How/Getty)
Joe Saunders remained unbeaten since his stint on the DL, carving up the Yankees for 8 1/3 innings to help the Angels pull within four games in the loss column of the American League's best record. Kendry Morales helped the Halos put it away with a pinch-hit homer in the seventh.
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Series at a glance:
NYY
NY Yankees (95-56)
Lost 2
LA Angels 5, NY Yankees 2   LAA
LA Angels (90-60)
Won 2
September 21, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Yankees
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0   2 7 0
LA Angels
2 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 X   5 9 0
Standings thru 9/21/09  |  Recap: NYY | LAA  |  Gameday  |  Yankees stats  |  Angels stats
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, SS 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 .330
Damon, LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .286
Teixeira, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .290
Rodriguez, Al, 3B 4 1 2 1 0 1 2 .284
Swisher, RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .252
Posada, DH 3 0 2 0 1 1 0 .284
Cano, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .320
Cabrera, Me, CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .271
Molina, J, C 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .229
  a-Matsui, PH 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 .279
  Cervelli, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .279
Totals 33 2 7 2 1 3 15  

a-Homered for Molina, J in the 8th.

BATTING
HR: Rodriguez, Al (26, 7th inning off Saunders, J, 0 on, 0 out), Matsui (27, 8th inning off Saunders, J, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Posada 2; Matsui 4; Jeter 2; Rodriguez, Al 5.
RBI: Rodriguez, Al (86), Matsui (87).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Swisher 2; Cano.
GIDP: Cano, Teixeira.
Team RISP: 0-for-3.
Team LOB: 5.

 
LA Angels AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Figgins, 3B 3 0 1 0 1 0 2 .296
Aybar, SS 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 .307
Abreu, RF 4 1 1 0 0 3 2 .295
Guerrero, DH 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 .301
Hunter, To, CF 4 0 1 1 0 1 1 .308
Rivera, J, LF 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 .291
  1-Willits, PR-LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .206
Kendrick, H, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .298
Quinlan, 1B 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 .245
  a-Morales, K, PH-1B 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 .299
Mathis, C 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .208
Totals 32 5 9 5 2 4 9  

a-Homered for Quinlan in the 7th.
1-Ran for Rivera, J in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Guerrero (14, Pettitte), Hunter, To (24, Pettitte), Rivera, J (24, Albaladejo).
HR: Morales, K (31, 7th inning off Bruney, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Figgins; Mathis; Hunter, To 2; Morales, K 4; Guerrero 3; Abreu; Rivera, J 2; Aybar.
RBI: Guerrero (46), Hunter, To (86), Aybar (56), Morales, K (99), Rivera, J (83).
2-out RBI: Guerrero; Hunter, To; Aybar; Rivera, J.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rivera, J; Abreu; Kendrick, H.
Team RISP: 3-for-7.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Figgins (17, 2nd base by Pettitte/Molina, J).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Aybar-Quinlan, Aybar-Kendrick, H-Quinlan).

 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Pettitte (L, 13-7) 6.0 5 3 3 2 3 0 4.15
Bruney 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 1 4.37
Albaladejo 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 4.73
 
LA Angels IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Saunders, J (W, 14-7) 8.1 7 2 2 0 3 2 4.63
Fuentes (S, 44) 0.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.21

Game Scores: Pettitte , Saunders, J .
WP: Saunders, J.
Pitches-strikes: Pettitte 91-57, Bruney 16-9, Albaladejo 21-12, Saunders, J 108-70, Fuentes 11-5.
Groundouts-flyouts: Pettitte 9-3, Bruney 1-2, Albaladejo 1-1, Saunders, J 11-6, Fuentes 1-1.
Batters faced: Pettitte 24, Bruney 5, Albaladejo 5, Saunders, J 31, Fuentes 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Fuentes 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Gerry Davis. 1B: CB Bucknor. 2B: Mike Everitt. 3B: Brian Gorman.
Weather: 73 degrees, clear.
Wind: 3 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:34.
Att: 38,667.
Venue: Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
September 21, 2009
September 21, 2009

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