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Pettitte pushes through for Yankees

Though Andy Pettitte didn't have his best stuff at first, he held Texas to just four hits -- just one of the extra-base variety -- as the Yankees completed the sweep. Mark Teixeira and Jorge Posada each homered in the victory.

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TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Andrus, SS3111110.324
Young, M, 3B4021011.255
Hamilton, CF4000003.220
Guerrero, DH4000002.348
Cruz, N, RF3000120.317
Garko, 1B2000101.000
b-Davis, C, PH1000010.222
Murphy, Dv, LF3000011.071
Treanor, C3110001.333
Blanco, 2B1000000.000
a-Arias, PH-2B1000000.406
Totals29242369.241
a-Grounded out for Blanco in the 8th. b-Struck out for Garko in the 9th.
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Gardner, B, LF3120102.333
Johnson, N, DH4000135.158
Teixeira, 1B4111002.114
Rodriguez, Al, 3B1110300.295
Cano, 2B2001113.340
Posada, C4221014.378
Granderson, CF2000220.311
Swisher, RF4000024.200
Pena, R, SS4012011.200
Totals2857581021.284
BATTING
2B: Andrus (1, Pettitte).
TB: Andrus 2; Treanor; Young, M 2.
RBI: Andrus (4), Young, M (6).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Guerrero 2.
SAC: Blanco.
GIDP: Garko.
Team RISP: 2-for-5.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
DP: (Blanco-Andrus-Garko).
Pickoffs: Oliver, D (Gardner, B at 1st base).

BATTING
HR: Teixeira (1, 3rd inning off Harden, 0 on, 0 out), Posada (3, 7th inning off Nippert, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Pena, R; Posada 5; Teixeira 4; Rodriguez, Al; Gardner, B 2.
RBI: Cano (10), Teixeira (6), Pena, R 2 (2), Posada (6).
2-out RBI: Pena, R 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Posada 3; Johnson, N; Gardner, B; Cano.
SF: Cano.
GIDP: Teixeira.
Team RISP: 1-for-7.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Gardner, B 2 (7, 2nd base off Harden/Treanor, 2nd base off Nippert/Treanor), Rodriguez, Al (1, 3rd base off Nippert/Treanor), Cano (1, 2nd base off Nippert/Treanor).
CS: Gardner, B (1, 2nd base by Oliver, D/Treanor).
PO: Gardner, B (1st base by Oliver, D).

FIELDING
DP: (Pena, R-Cano-Teixeira).

TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Harden(L, 0-1)3.25446514.73
Nippert2.11112214.91
Oliver, D2.01000301.50
Totals8.075581023.41
NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Pettitte(W, 2-0)8.04223401.35
Rivera(S, 5)1.00000200.00
Totals9.04223603.63
Nippert pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

HBP: Gardner, B (by Harden), Teixeira (by Harden).
Pitches-strikes: Harden 94-53, Nippert 40-24, Oliver, D 23-16, Pettitte 107-67, Rivera 14-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Harden 2-3, Nippert 2-2, Oliver, D 1-0, Pettitte 10-3, Rivera 0-1.
Batters faced: Harden 23, Nippert 10, Oliver, D 6, Pettitte 30, Rivera 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Nippert 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Mike DiMuro. 1B: Tim Welke. 2B: Tim Timmons. 3B: D.J. Reyburn.
Weather: 53 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 15 mph, L to R.
T: 2:52.
Att: 44,121.
Venue: Yankee Stadium.
April 18, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media