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Sunday, August 12, 2007

Game 117 notes: Yankees win 5-3

The Yankees starters seem to love pitching to Jose Molina. Jorge Posada sat out for the third game in a row with a neck injury and Andy Pettitte (9-7) gave up two earned runs over 7 1-3 innings, as the Yankees swept the Cleveland Indians in this series and for the season Sunday afternoon.

Jason Giambi and Melky Cabrera added home runs and the Yankees recorded 12 hits.

Luis Vizcaino relieved Pettitte and gave up an inherited run. Mariano Rivera then made things a little hairy after getting the final out in the eighth inning. He gave up three straight hits, which scored one run, before retiring the next three batters in order for his 19th save of the season.

Jake Westbrook (3-7) started for Cleveland. He gave up four earned runs over seven innings. He also gave up nine hits, including the two home runs.

Some notes from the game:

  • Cabrera went 2-5 to extend his hitting streak to 17 games.
  • Giambi homered for the second consecutive game. He now has nine home runs on the season.
  • Pitching coach Ron Guidry was ejected for arguing balls and strikes.
  • Robinson Cano went 3-4, raising his batting average to .315. His numbers since July are absurd.
  • The Indians only walked three times this series.
The Yankees improved to 66-51 on the season. They open up a three-game series against Baltimore at home tomorrow night.

Chien-Ming Wang will face Jeremy Guthrie in the opener.

With Seattle winning behind Jeff Weaver's complete game shutout, the Yankees remain in a tie for the wild-card lead.

(AP Photo/Mark Duncan)


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