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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Game 10: Yankees win 6-1

The Yankees avoided a sweep at the hands of the Kansas City Royals with a 6-1 victory Thursday night.

By scoring six runs, they tied their season-high. They also scratched across 12 hits, breaking their previous high mark of 11.

Andy Pettitte (1-1) was solid in his second start of the season. In 6 2-3 innings, he surrendered only five hits and one earned run. He also walked two and struck out one.

He fell behind early, after Mark Teahen singled and Jose Guillen doubled with two outs in the first inning.

The Yankees were able to even the score in the top of the third inning. With two outs, Melky Cabrera hit a solo home run, his second of the year, to deep left center. They then started off hot in the fourth. Jorge Posada and Hideki Matsui hit consecutive singles to lead off the inning. Matsui's single advanced Posada to third. Jose Molina then grounded into a double play that scored Posada to give the Yankees a 2-1 lead.

They were able to push across two more in the fifth. Cabrera had an RBI single and Alex Rodriguez grounded into an RBI fielder's choice.

That was it for scoring until two outs in the top of the ninth. Rodriguez and Posada hit back-to-back solo home runs off of Hideo Nomo, making his first appearance since July 2005.

Joba Chamberlain relieved Pettitte with two outs in the seventh. He pitched 1 1-3 innings, striking out two and allowing two hits. Mariano Rivera pitched a scoreless ninth inning, only surrendering a two-out single.

The Yankees travel to Boston for a three-game series that is set to being tomorrow night at 7:05 p.m. Chien-Ming Wang will start for New York, while Clay Buchholz will counter for Boston.

(Photo by G. Newman Lowrance/Getty Images)


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