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Yankees 3, Angels 2
A.J. Burnett fanned 11 in 5 2/3 innings against the Angels on Wednesday. (Chris Carlson/AP)
The Yanks clinched a series win despite being short-handed, clearly not satisfied with simply clinching a playoff spot one game prior. Against an Angels club that's given them fits in the past -- and that is a potential postseason opponent -- the Bombers got key two-out hits from Robinson Cano and Melky Cabrera.
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Series at a glance:
NYY
NY Yankees (97-56)
Won 2
NY Yankees 3, LA Angels 2   LAA
LA Angels (90-62)
Lost 2
September 23, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Yankees
0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0   3 7 0
LA Angels
0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0   2 10 1
Standings thru 9/23/09  |  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 1 1 .329
Hairston, J, 3B 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 .251
  a-Pena, R, PH-3B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .282
  c-Rodriguez, A, PH-3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .283
Teixeira, 1B 3 0 1 0 1 1 2 .292
Matsui, DH 3 1 0 0 1 0 3 .278
Duncan, RF 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 .200
  b-Hinske, PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .242
  1-Guzman, F, PR-LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Cano, 2B 4 1 1 2 0 1 1 .320
Cabrera, Me, LF-RF 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 .273
Gardner, CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .279
Molina, J, C 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .221
Totals 33 3 7 3 5 7 14  

a-Struck out for Hairston, J in the 7th. b-Walked for Duncan in the 8th. c-Grounded out for Pena, R in the 9th.
1-Ran for Hinske in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Teixeira (43, Kazmir), Cabrera, Me (28, Kazmir).
TB: Cano; Teixeira 2; Jeter; Duncan; Gardner; Cabrera, Me 3.
RBI: Cano 2 (79), Cabrera, Me (65).
2-out RBI: Cano 2; Cabrera, Me.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gardner; Matsui; Cabrera, Me.
GIDP: Jeter.
Team RISP: 3-for-8.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Jeter (28, 2nd base off Kazmir/Napoli), Guzman, F (1, 2nd base off Bulger/Napoli).

FIELDING
DP: (Cano-Jeter-Teixeira).

 
LA Angels AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Figgins, 3B 4 0 3 0 1 0 2 .301
Aybar, SS 5 0 1 0 0 2 7 .303
Abreu, DH 5 0 1 1 0 1 4 .293
Hunter, To, CF 5 0 1 0 0 1 4 .303
Morales, K, 1B 5 0 1 0 0 4 2 .303
Rivera, J, LF 4 1 1 0 1 1 2 .289
Kendrick, H, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 .295
Matthews, RF 2 0 1 1 2 1 1 .247
Napoli, C 2 1 1 0 1 1 2 .268
  a-Izturis, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .296
  Mathis, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .206
Totals 36 2 10 2 5 15 29  

a-Struck out for Napoli in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Figgins (29, Burnett), Matthews (17, Burnett), Hunter, To (25, Albaladejo).
TB: Figgins 4; Napoli; Aybar; Hunter, To 2; Morales, K; Abreu; Rivera, J; Matthews 2.
RBI: Abreu (98), Matthews (46).
2-out RBI: Matthews.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Napoli; Hunter, To 2; Figgins; Morales, K; Aybar 2.
GIDP: Abreu.
Team RISP: 0-for-10.
Team LOB: 13.

BASERUNNING
SB: Morales, K (2, 2nd base off Burnett/Molina, J).

FIELDING
E: Napoli (8, missed catch).
Outfield assists: Rivera, J (Teixeira at home).
DP: (Figgins-Kendrick, H-Morales, K).

 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Burnett (W, 12-9) 5.2 7 2 2 3 11 0 4.19
Marte (H, 4) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 10.03
Albaladejo 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.73
Coke (H, 20) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.79
Kennedy (H, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0.00
Rivera (S, 42) 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1.88
 
LA Angels IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Kazmir (L, 9-9) 6.0 6 3 3 3 4 0 5.06
Bulger 2.0 0 0 0 2 2 0 3.19
Oliver, D 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.51

Albaladejo pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

Game Scores: Burnett 55, Kazmir 49.
WP: Coke, Kazmir.
HBP: Kendrick, H (by Kennedy).
Pitches-strikes: Burnett 101-65, Marte 13-9, Albaladejo 3-2, Coke 5-3, Kennedy 28-15, Rivera 15-12, Kazmir 112-77, Bulger 25-13, Oliver, D 14-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Burnett 3-2, Marte 1-1, Albaladejo 0-0, Coke 0-0, Kennedy 0-1, Rivera 0-1, Kazmir 2-9, Bulger 3-1, Oliver, D 1-1.
Batters faced: Burnett 27, Marte 3, Albaladejo 1, Coke 1, Kennedy 6, Rivera 4, Kazmir 26, Bulger 8, Oliver, D 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Marte 2-0, Coke 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Mike Everitt. 1B: Brian Gorman. 2B: Gerry Davis. 3B: CB Bucknor.
Weather: 95 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 5 mph, Out to LF.
T: 3:37.
Att: 35,760.
Venue: Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
September 23, 2009
September 23, 2009

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