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Vazquez joins in on Yankees' fun

With a fastball hovering around 90 mph, Javier Vazquez dug deep to reach the win column for the first time this year, benefiting from Alex Rodriguez's 585th career homer in the series opener at Oakland.

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MLB GAME PULSE: Charting the game's top moments with highlights and tweets
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jeter, SS5000012.345
Johnson, N, DH3200211.146
Teixeira, 1B4210111.125
Rodriguez, Al, 3B2213310.304
Cano, 2B2100321.327
Posada, C5012024.357
Swisher, RF4012012.205
Winn, RF0000000.000
Granderson, CF3010102.313
Gardner, B, LF3000011.303
Totals31757101014.275
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Davis, R, CF4010021.224
b-Gross, PH1000001.313
Barton, 1B2010201.318
Sweeney, R, RF3000112.302
Kouzmanoff, 3B4110034.224
Suzuki, K, C4122010.224
Chavez, Er, DH4020010.244
Ellis, M, 2B2000013.323
Rosales, 2B2000010.286
Buck, LF3111002.219
a-Fox, PH0000100.174
Pennington, SS3000111.239
Totals3238351115.252
a-Walked for Buck in the 9th. b-Grounded into a double play for Davis, R in the 9th.
BATTING
2B: Teixeira (2, Gonzalez, Gi).
HR: Rodriguez, Al (2, 5th inning off Breslow, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Posada; Teixeira 2; Rodriguez, Al 4; Swisher; Granderson.
RBI: Posada 2 (8), Swisher 2 (6), Rodriguez, Al 3 (10).
2-out RBI: Posada; Swisher 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Granderson; Swisher; Johnson, N.
SAC: Gardner, B.
Team RISP: 3-for-8.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
DP: 3 (Vazquez-Teixeira, Vazquez-Jeter-Teixeira, Cano-Jeter-Teixeira).

BATTING
2B: Chavez, Er (5, Vazquez).
HR: Buck (1, 5th inning off Vazquez, 0 on, 0 out), Suzuki, K (2, 6th inning off Vazquez, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Barton; Suzuki, K 5; Kouzmanoff; Buck 4; Davis, R; Chavez, Er 3.
RBI: Buck (2), Suzuki, K 2 (6).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kouzmanoff 2.
GIDP: Barton, Gross.
Team RISP: 0-for-3.
Team LOB: 7.

NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Vazquez(W, 1-2)5.16333628.27
Logan(H, 1)1.12001100.00
Chamberlain(H, 3)1.10000302.35
Marte0.00001000.00
Rivera1.00000100.00
Totals9.083351123.58
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Gonzalez, Gi(L, 1-1)4.13555505.40
Breslow1.22110215.40
Ramirez, E2.00114201.93
Ziegler1.00001103.86
Totals9.0577101013.17
Marte pitched to 1 batter in the 9th.

Pitches-strikes: Vazquez 107-72, Logan 33-17, Chamberlain 18-14, Marte 5-1, Rivera 10-6, Gonzalez, Gi 97-53, Breslow 29-20, Ramirez, E 46-24, Ziegler 18-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Vazquez 4-3, Logan 2-0, Chamberlain 1-0, Marte 0-0, Rivera 1-0, Gonzalez, Gi 5-3, Breslow 0-2, Ramirez, E 4-0, Ziegler 1-0.
Batters faced: Vazquez 23, Logan 7, Chamberlain 4, Marte 1, Rivera 2, Gonzalez, Gi 21, Breslow 7, Ramirez, E 10, Ziegler 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Chamberlain 3-0, Rivera 1-0, Breslow 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Ed Rapuano. 1B: Tom Hallion. 2B: Ron Kulpa. 3B: Lance Barksdale.
Weather: 50 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 21 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:21 (:13 delay).
Att: 19,849.
Venue: Oakland Coliseum.
April 20, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media