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It's only one game
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Yankees 4, Angels 1
Jeff Mathis (left) tags out Alex Rodriguez during a play at the plate in the fifth. (Al Bello/Getty)
Three Angels errors in Game 1 tied a franchise postseason record and led to two Yankees runs, proving very costly in the Halos' loss. But in the 2002 and '05 playoffs, L.A. dropped the opener to N.Y. and came back to beat the Bombers.
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Series at a glance:
  • Fri. 10/16: NYY 4, LAA 1
  • Sat. 10/17: @ NYY, 4:57 PM PT
LAA
LA Angels
NYY
NY Yankees
October 16, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
LA Angels
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   1 4 3
NY Yankees
2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 X   4 10 0
Recap: LAA | NYY  |  Gameday  |  Angels stats  |  Yankees stats
LA Angels AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Figgins, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
Abreu, RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000
Hunter, To, CF 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 .333
Guerrero, DH 4 1 1 0 0 2 2 .250
Rivera, J, LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000
Morales, K, 1B 3 0 1 1 1 1 1 .333
Kendrick, H, 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 .333
Mathis, C 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
  a-Napoli, PH-C 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000
Aybar, SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 31 1 4 1 2 8 9  

a-Struck out for Mathis in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Guerrero (1, Sabathia).
TB: Hunter, To; Morales, K; Kendrick, H; Guerrero 2.
RBI: Morales, K (1).
2-out RBI: Morales, K.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Napoli.
Team RISP: 1-for-3.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Rivera, J (1, throw), Lackey (1, pickoff), Hunter, To (1, fielding).
Outfield assists: Rivera, J (Rodriguez, Al at home).

 
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, SS 5 1 2 1 0 1 3 .400
Damon, LF 5 2 2 0 0 0 2 .400
  Gardner, B, CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Teixeira, 1B 5 0 1 0 0 2 4 .200
Rodriguez, Al, 3B 2 0 1 1 1 1 0 .500
Matsui, DH 3 0 2 2 1 0 2 .667
Posada, C 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 .000
Cano, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Swisher, RF 4 0 1 0 0 2 3 .250
Cabrera, Me, CF-LF 2 1 1 0 2 0 0 .500
Totals 32 4 10 4 5 6 16  

BATTING
2B: Damon (1, Lackey), Matsui (1, Lackey).
TB: Teixeira; Matsui 3; Damon 3; Jeter 2; Rodriguez, Al; Swisher; Cabrera, Me.
RBI: Rodriguez, Al (1), Matsui 2 (2), Jeter (1).
2-out RBI: Matsui; Jeter.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Matsui; Jeter; Posada; Damon; Swisher 2; Teixeira.
SF: Rodriguez, Al.
Team RISP: 3-for-12.
Team LOB: 11.

 
LA Angels IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lackey (L, 0-1) 5.2 9 4 2 3 3 0 3.18
Bulger 1.1 0 0 0 2 2 0 0.00
Palmer 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sabathia (W, 1-0) 8.0 4 1 1 1 7 0 1.13
Rivera (S, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.00

WP: Bulger.
HBP: Cano (by Bulger).
Pitches-strikes: Lackey 114-65, Bulger 32-15, Palmer 20-14, Sabathia 113-76, Rivera 17-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Lackey 4-8, Bulger 1-0, Palmer 2-0, Sabathia 11-2, Rivera 0-2.
Batters faced: Lackey 28, Bulger 7, Palmer 4, Sabathia 29, Rivera 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Bulger 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Tim McClelland. 1B: Laz Diaz. 2B: Bill Miller. 3B: Jerry Layne. LF: Fieldin Culbreth. RF: Dale Scott.
Weather: 45 degrees, drizzle.
Wind: 10 mph, L to R.
T: 3:18.
Att: 49,688.
Venue: Yankee Stadium.
October 16, 2009
October 16, 2009

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