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An ending to forget
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Yankees 4, Angels 3
Maicer Izturis' throw gets by Erick Aybar, allowing the Yanks to score on a game-ending error. (Getty)
It was certainly a game for the ages, but for the Halos, it goes down as a tough loss and an 0-2 ALCS deficit following a long and rainy night in the Bronx. Like the opener, defense proved to be their downfall when Maicer Izturis' error to second allowed Jerry Hairston Jr. to race home with the game-winning run in the 13th.
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Series at a glance:
LAA
LA Angels
NYY
NY Yankees
October 17, 2009
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LA Angels
0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0   3 8 2
NY Yankees
0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1   4 13 3
Recap: LAA | NYY  |  Gameday  |  Angels stats  |  Yankees stats
LA Angels AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Figgins, 3B 3 0 1 1 2 1 0 .143
Abreu, RF 5 0 0 0 2 2 5 .000
Hunter, To, CF 6 0 2 0 1 1 4 .333
Guerrero, DH 7 0 1 0 0 2 8 .182
Morales, K, 1B 5 0 0 0 0 2 1 .125
Rivera, J, LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .125
  1-Willits, PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Mathis, C 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 .250
Izturis, M, 2B 5 1 1 0 1 0 2 .200
Napoli, C 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
  a-Matthews, PH-LF 2 1 0 0 1 2 4 .000
Aybar, SS 5 1 1 1 0 0 2 .125
Totals 47 3 8 2 7 10 29  

a-Struck out for Napoli in the 8th.
1-Ran for Rivera, J in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Hunter, To (1, Burnett, AJ), Izturis, M (1, Burnett, AJ), Mathis (1, Robertson, D).
TB: Figgins; Mathis 2; Guerrero; Aybar; Hunter, To 3; Rivera, J; Izturis, M 2.
RBI: Aybar (1), Figgins (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Guerrero 7; Aybar; Matthews.
SAC: Aybar; Figgins.
GIDP: Hunter, To.
Team RISP: 3-for-15.
Team LOB: 16.

BASERUNNING
SB: Aybar (1, 2nd base off Burnett, AJ/Molina, J).

FIELDING
E: Figgins (1, throw), Izturis, M (1, throw).
DP: 3 (Saunders, J-Aybar-Morales, K, Morales, K-Aybar-Saunders, J, Izturis, M-Aybar-Morales, K).

 
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, SS 5 1 1 1 1 1 3 .300
Damon, LF 6 0 2 0 0 1 3 .364
Teixeira, 1B 5 0 0 0 1 1 3 .100
Rodriguez, Al, 3B 6 1 1 1 0 0 5 .250
Matsui, DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .429
  2-Guzman, F, PR-DH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
  b-Hairston, J, PH-DH 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1.000
Swisher, RF 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 .333
  1-Gardner, B, PR-CF 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .500
Cano, 2B 5 0 1 1 1 0 3 .125
Cabrera, Me, CF-RF 6 0 2 0 0 3 2 .375
Molina, J, C 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 .500
  a-Posada, PH-C 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .167
Totals 48 4 13 3 4 8 21  

a-Grounded out for Molina, J in the 8th. b-Singled for Guzman, F in the 13th.
1-Ran for Swisher in the 7th. 2-Ran for Matsui in the 9th.

BATTING
3B: Cano (1, Saunders, J).
HR: Jeter (1, 3rd inning off Saunders, J, 0 on, 1 out), Rodriguez, Al (1, 11th inning off Fuentes, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Posada; Cano 3; Matsui; Jeter 4; Damon 2; Gardner, B; Hairston, J; Rodriguez, Al 4; Swisher; Molina, J; Cabrera, Me 2.
RBI: Cano (1), Jeter (2), Rodriguez, Al (2).
2-out RBI: Cano.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cabrera, Me; Damon; Cano 2; Teixeira; Rodriguez, Al 2.
SAC: Gardner, B.
GIDP: Jeter, Matsui, Cano.
Team RISP: 0-for-8.
Team LOB: 12.

FIELDING
E: Cano 2 (2, fielding, fielding), Jeter (1, fielding).
DP: (Rodriguez, Al-Cano-Teixeira).

 
LA Angels IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Saunders, J 7.0 6 2 2 1 5 1 2.57
Jepsen 2.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Oliver, D 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.00
Fuentes (BS, 1) 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 1 9.00
Santana, E (L, 0-1) 1.1 3 1 0 2 1 0 0.00
 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Burnett, AJ 6.1 3 2 2 2 4 0 2.84
Coke 0.1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.00
Chamberlain 0.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Hughes, P 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Rivera 2.1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
Aceves, A 1.1 1 1 1 2 0 0 6.75
Marte 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Robertson, D (W, 1-0) 1.1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0.00

WP: Burnett, AJ.
IBB: Abreu (by Aceves, A), Izturis, M (by Robertson, D), Abreu (by Robertson, D), Jeter (by Oliver, D), Cano (by Santana, E).
HBP: Morales, K (by Burnett, AJ), Figgins (by Burnett, AJ).
Pitches-strikes: Saunders, J 105-57, Jepsen 28-17, Oliver, D 23-11, Fuentes 16-13, Santana, E 30-15, Burnett, AJ 114-75, Coke 11-5, Chamberlain 10-7, Hughes, P 9-8, Rivera 25-17, Aceves, A 24-13, Marte 4-3, Robertson, D 33-17.
Groundouts-flyouts: Saunders, J 9-2, Jepsen 5-0, Oliver, D 2-0, Fuentes 2-0, Santana, E 3-1, Burnett, AJ 7-9, Coke 0-0, Chamberlain 0-0, Hughes, P 1-1, Rivera 2-1, Aceves, A 2-0, Marte 1-0, Robertson, D 4-0.
Batters faced: Saunders, J 26, Jepsen 8, Oliver, D 5, Fuentes 4, Santana, E 10, Burnett, AJ 27, Coke 2, Chamberlain 2, Hughes, P 4, Rivera 8, Aceves, A 6, Marte 1, Robertson, D 8.
Inherited runners-scored: Coke 1-0, Chamberlain 2-0, Rivera 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Laz Diaz. 1B: Bill Miller. 2B: Jerry Layne. 3B: Fieldin Culbreth. LF: Dale Scott. RF: Tim McClelland.
Weather: 47 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 11 mph, L to R.
T: 5:10.
Att: 49,922.
Venue: Yankee Stadium.
October 17, 2009
October 17, 2009

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