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Monday, July 23, 2007

Game 99 notes: Yankees win 9-2

The Yankees scored early and never looked back in beating the Kansas City Royals by a score of 9-2 Monday night. They scored two runs in each of the first two innings, and Roger Clemens (3-4) was able to keep the Royals' offense at bay. Clemens gave up two runs in seven innings of work. He only gave up four hits and struck out three batters in the process.

Odalis Perez (5-9) pitched well for the Royals. He gave up four runs in seven innings, as he settled down after the rough start.

Ryan Braun's relief outing was nothing to write home about, however. He gave up three runs in 1 1-3 innings pitched to break the game open.

Some notes from the game:

  • Johnny Damon went 3-5 with two RBIs. He has now hit in four straight games to raise his batting average to .244.
  • Alex Rodriguez collected RBI No. 100 on the season with an RBI single in the ninth. That is 100 RBIs in 99 team games.
  • All of the Yankees' starters had at least one hit for the third consecutive game.
  • Luis Vizcaino pitched a 1-2-3 eighth when the score was 4-2. His success is making him appear more and more trustworthy.
  • Hideki Matsui went 1-4 and has now hit safely in 18 of his last 19 games.
  • Andy Phillips went 1-5 and has now hit safely in 10 of his last 11 games.
The Red Sox beat Cleveland tonight, so the Yankees didn't gain any ground in the AL East. However, the Indians' lead over the Yankees in the Wild Card race is now down to 5.5 games with the Yankees' victory.

The Yankees now stand at 52-46 and have won 10 of their first 13 games after the All-Star break.

Chien-Ming Wang will go against Scott Elarton tomorrow night.


Mantlemurcer said...

Technically, it's only #98

Andrew Fletcher said...

The stats have been recorded from the suspended game. Their record shows only 98 games, but this is the 99th recorded game.

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