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Twice the joy
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Yankees 6, Angels 5
Alex Rodriguez homered in back-to-back games for the first time since July 18-19. (Getty)
The Yankees are back where they strive to be every year -- the postseason. The Rangers' loss to the A's made it official, and New York later separated itself from the hard-charging Angels when Brett Gardner broke a tie in the ninth inning, setting up Mariano Rivera's 41st save.
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Series at a glance:
NYY
NY Yankees (96-56)
Won 1
NY Yankees 6, LA Angels 5   LAA
LA Angels (90-61)
Lost 1
September 22, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Yankees
0 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 1   6 10 2
LA Angels
0 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 0   5 12 1
Standings thru 9/22/09  |  Recap: NYY | LAA  |  Gameday  |  Yankees stats  |  Angels stats
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, SS 4 0 1 0 1 2 1 .329
Damon, LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .285
Teixeira, 1B 4 1 2 0 1 0 1 .292
Rodriguez, Al, 3B 4 1 1 3 0 2 3 .284
Matsui, DH 3 2 1 1 1 1 2 .280
Posada, C 4 1 1 2 0 1 3 .283
Cano, 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 .321
Swisher, RF 3 0 0 0 1 2 2 .251
  Cabrera, Me, RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .271
Gardner, B, CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 .280
Totals 34 6 10 6 4 9 15  

BATTING
2B: Cano (46, Santana, E).
HR: Rodriguez, Al (27, 3rd inning off Santana, E, 1 on, 1 out), Posada (22, 3rd inning off Santana, E, 1 on, 1 out), Matsui (28, 5th inning off Santana, E, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Posada 4; Cano 3; Teixeira 2; Matsui 4; Jeter; Damon; Gardner, B; Rodriguez, Al 4.
RBI: Rodriguez, Al 3 (89), Posada 2 (79), Matsui (88).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Posada 2; Jeter; Rodriguez, Al; Matsui.
SAC: Damon.
SF: Rodriguez, Al.
GIDP: Swisher.
Team RISP: 1-for-10.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Jeter (27, 2nd base off Santana, E/Mathis), Gardner, B (23, 2nd base off Palmer/Budde).

FIELDING
E: Cano (11, fielding), Posada (7, throw).
DP: (Posada-Cano).

 
LA Angels AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Figgins, 3B 5 1 3 1 0 0 1 .298
Izturis, M, 2B 4 1 2 1 1 0 3 .296
  Budde, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Abreu, RF 2 0 0 1 3 1 2 .294
Guerrero, DH 5 0 1 1 0 1 5 .299
Hunter, To, CF 5 0 0 0 0 3 4 .304
Morales, K, 1B 4 1 4 0 1 0 0 .304
  1-Willits, PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .206
Rivera, J, LF 5 1 1 0 0 2 4 .290
Aybar, SS 5 0 0 0 0 0 3 .304
Mathis, C 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .206
  a-Matthews, PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 .245
  Wilson, Bo, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Kendrick, H, PH-2B 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .297
Totals 39 5 12 5 5 7 22  

a-Singled for Mathis in the 6th. b-Reached on error for Wilson, Bo in the 8th.
1-Ran for Morales, K in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Izturis, M (21, Gaudin), Morales, K (42, Marte).
HR: Figgins (5, 5th inning off Gaudin, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Figgins 6; Guerrero; Morales, K 5; Rivera, J; Matthews; Izturis, M 3.
RBI: Figgins (51), Guerrero (47), Matthews (45), Abreu (97), Izturis, M (60).
2-out RBI: Figgins; Guerrero; Abreu.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Abreu; Hunter, To 2; Guerrero 2; Aybar.
Team RISP: 4-for-14.
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING
SB: Kendrick, H (10, 2nd base off Hughes, P/Posada).
CS: Willits (1, 2nd base by Rivera/Posada).

FIELDING
E: Mathis (5, catcher interference).
DP: (Morales, K-Aybar-Morales, K).

 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Gaudin 4.2 6 2 2 2 3 1 4.78
Aceves, A 1.2 4 2 2 1 1 0 3.87
Marte 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 10.97
Hughes, P (BS, 3)(W, 8-3) 1.2 1 1 0 1 2 0 3.04
Rivera (S, 41) 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1.91
 
LA Angels IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Santana, E 6.0 9 5 4 2 7 3 5.46
Palmer (L, 10-2) 2.0 1 1 1 1 1 0 4.03
Oliver, D 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2.55

Marte pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.
Palmer pitched to 2 batters in the 9th.

Game Scores: Gaudin , Santana, E .
WP: Hughes, P, Santana, E.
IBB: Teixeira (by Oliver, D).
Pitches-strikes: Gaudin 96-58, Aceves, A 34-24, Marte 3-1, Hughes, P 37-25, Rivera 15-9, Santana, E 99-62, Palmer 33-15, Oliver, D 15-7.
Groundouts-flyouts: Gaudin 3-6, Aceves, A 2-1, Marte 0-0, Hughes, P 3-0, Rivera 1-0, Santana, E 4-6, Palmer 2-2, Oliver, D 1-1.
Batters faced: Gaudin 22, Aceves, A 10, Marte 1, Hughes, P 8, Rivera 3, Santana, E 29, Palmer 8, Oliver, D 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Aceves, A 2-0, Hughes, P 1-0, Oliver, D 2-1.
Umpires: HP: CB Bucknor. 1B: Mike Everitt. 2B: Brian Gorman. 3B: Gerry Davis.
Weather: 81 degrees, clear.
Wind: 4 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:38.
Att: 40,374.
Venue: Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
September 22, 2009
September 22, 2009

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