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Matsui stomps on old stomping ground

Hideki Matsui won't let Yanks fans forget him -- and ripped a solo homer off former teammate Phil Hughes in the second to be sure of it. But a shaky start by Scott Kazmir left the Halos to play catch up in the Bronx.


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Aybar, SS4010112.286
Abreu, RF4000114.256
Hunter, To, CF4120012.343
Matsui, DH2121200.316
Morales, K, 1B4000025.263
Kendrick, H, 2B4001014.281
Napoli, C3010121.167
Wood, 3B4000021.100
Willits, LF2000211.000
Jeter, SS5122020.333
Swisher, RF4000101.267
Teixeira, 1B2000321.091
Rodriguez, A, 3B3110103.263
Cano, 2B4223014.395
Posada, C4000012.345
Thames, M, DH3120000.429
a-Johnson, N, PH-DH0000100.207
Granderson, CF4121002.333
Winn, LF4000014.000
a-Walked for Thames, M in the 7th.
HR: Matsui (3, 2nd inning off Hughes, P, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Matsui 5; Napoli; Aybar; Hunter, To 2.
RBI: Matsui (6), Kendrick, H (2).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hunter, To; Napoli; Abreu 2.
GIDP: Kendrick, H.
Team RISP: 1-for-10.
Team LOB: 9.

SB: Aybar (1, 2nd base off Hughes, P/Posada).

2B: Thames, M (1, Kazmir), Jeter (2, Kazmir), Rodriguez, A (5, Kazmir).
3B: Granderson 2 (2, Kazmir, Stokes).
HR: Cano 2 (4, 2nd inning off Kazmir, 0 on, 0 out; 5th inning off Kazmir, 1 on, 0 out), Jeter (2, 3rd inning off Kazmir, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Cano 8; Jeter 6; Rodriguez, A 2; Thames, M 3; Granderson 6.
RBI: Cano 3 (9), Jeter 2 (6), Granderson (6).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Winn 3; Posada; Teixeira; Cano.
Team RISP: 2-for-13.
Team LOB: 9.

Outfield assists: Granderson (Matsui at home).
DP: (Chamberlain-Jeter-Teixeira).

Kazmir(L, 0-1)4.086632313.50
Rodriguez, Fr1.00000100.00
Hughes, P(W, 1-0)5.03225613.60
Robertson, D1.20001309.00
Chamberlain(H, 2)1.11001103.38
Rivera(S, 4)0.10000000.00
Kazmir pitched to 2 batters in the 5th.
Hughes, P pitched to 2 batters in the 6th.

Game Scores: Kazmir 21, Hughes, P 54.
WP: Robertson, D.
Balk: Hughes, P.
Pitches-strikes: Kazmir 87-48, Stokes 18-11, Palmer 44-23, Rodriguez, Fr 15-9, Hughes, P 108-66, Robertson, D 30-17, Marte 20-12, Chamberlain 22-14, Rivera 4-2.
Groundouts-flyouts: Kazmir 7-3, Stokes 2-1, Palmer 1-1, Rodriguez, Fr 1-1, Hughes, P 3-1, Robertson, D 2-0, Marte 1-0, Chamberlain 1-1, Rivera 1-0.
Batters faced: Kazmir 23, Stokes 4, Palmer 9, Rodriguez, Fr 3, Hughes, P 22, Robertson, D 6, Marte 4, Chamberlain 5, Rivera 1.
Inherited runners-scored: Robertson, D 2-1, Marte 1-0, Chamberlain 2-0, Rivera 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Layne. 1B: Mike Winters. 2B: Hunter Wendelstedt. 3B: Dan Bellino.
Weather: 71 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, L to R.
T: 3:33.
Att: 44,722.
Venue: Yankee Stadium.
April 15, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media